Tuesday, November 12, 2013

PPJPC launches 'local food' map

Posted By on Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 4:26 PM

The Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission (PPJPC) is putting together a map of local food sources around Colorado Springs. The project is headed by Colorado College student Erica Sarro.

Disclosure: I bunny-sat for Erica the spring break before last. Which means that I can vouch that both Erica and her bunny are trustworthy individuals, and that you can rest assured that this resource is in good hands/paws.

The PPJPC website explains:

The purpose of the map is to support efforts by the Local Economy Working Group and Green Cities Coalition to enhance regional food production and access.

The two interactive maps (one for local food within a 50-mile radius of Colorado Springs, one of a 50-100-mile radius) include information on farms, food producers, community gardens, co-ops, locally-sourced restaurants, farmers markets, education centers and anything else regarding.

Many of us are eager to be more sustainable in the way we buy and eat food, but it can sometimes feel like jumping through hoops to find truly local resources. If you ask me, The Local Food Map Project is a pretty nifty tool in dispelling that problem. Here's a look at the map, though to take advantage of its interactivity, you'll need to click the link above. 

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