Growing for good
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Food & Wine Magazine Classic at Aspen this month, the Grow for Good campaign was launched in an effort to raise $1 million for Farm to Table. Through this national initiative, Food & Wine magazine has committed itself and the support of its partners to assist local farms and encourage sustainable agriculture. Aspen-area businesses were encouraged to become Grow for Good sponsors during the Classic by making a contribution or by hosting their own fundraising activities to raise money for the campaign.
According to Grow for Good’s campaign, “America loses two acres of farmland every minute to commercial and residential development and poor food production.” Food travels on average 2,000 miles from the farm to one’s plate, taking a toll on the environment and not utilizing local resources.
Through Grow for Good, Farm to Table will be able to expand its programs and services to 25 cities nationwide; work toward saving up to 1,500 farms; provide education, tools and technology to help small farmers implement more sustainable practices; create a national network for local ingredients and launch a national public education campaign. To learn more about how you can support Grow for Good, visit http://www.foodandwine.com/growforgood.
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