CU Colorado Springs

Film at 5:15pm in University Center Room 302
Conversation at 6:35
Lena Macias- Black Forest Farmstead

Lena completed her BA in Geography and Environmental Studies at UCCS.  After successfully losing 100lbs by getting back to eating real food.  Her passion for real food evolved into knowing where her food came from and eventually grew into starting a small sustainable farmstead in Black Forest.  Her passion and knowledge for real food, farming, and health will inspire you.

Mike Callicrate- Ranch Foods Direct
Mike Callicrate is president and founder of Ranch Foods Direct, a local meat company and retail store processing and marketing high quality natural beef and other specialty food products in Colorado Springs, the surrounding region and over the Internet at Ranch Foods Direct provides the processing, packaging and private labeling for roughly 40 other cattle and buffalo producers. Mike has served as an advisor for the films Food Inc. and FRESH, and for several best-selling books about the modern food system including The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan and Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser.
Susan Gordon- Venetucci Farms

Susan Gordon is currently co-managing Venetucci Farm, a 190 acre diverse urban farm on the southwestern edge of Colorado Springs, with her husband Patrick Hamilton. Although her degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Denver University helped form her world view, which includes seeing food as a justice issue, Susan’s real education has come from working the land and participating in the creative process of food production. She has a passion for healthy food grown in a way that protects and restores the natural environment and enjoys sharing that passion with others. 

February 25, 2013 at 5:15pm
University Center Room 302
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
United States
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