Press Release: Groundwork Greens Grand Opening Fundraiser

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Groundwork Greens Grand Opening Fundraiser

Groundwork Denver’s greenhouse project is attracting some of Denver’s best!

September 2015 Denver, CO—Groundwork Denver’s highly anticipated greenhouse project Groundwork Greens is having its greenhouse warming fundraiser event on Saturday September 19th and some of Denver’s best will be there in support. Featuring a cooking demo from local celebrity chef Elise Wiggins (Executive Chef at Panzano), and special guest speaker Dr. James Rouse, author of Think Eat Move Thrive.

Located in the Aria Denver community of Northwest Denver, this special preview and celebration of the Groundwork Greens project embarking on a sustainability and food justice mission is an event intended to bring together like minded individuals, businesses, and organizations. Groundwork Greens is a social enterprise that will grow and sell fresh produce in the urban neighborhoods of Denver, including low-income food desert areas, while also providing job training for low-income youth.

The Grand Opening event for the greenhouse will include cooking demos and food tastings from a variety of renowned chefs and local restaurants: The Preservery, Serendipity Catering, Stir Cooking School, Café Bon Appétit, Dubbel Dutch, and Backyard Soda Co. Including sweet treats from James Okerson, Executive Pastry Chef of CU-Boulder.

A special thanks to the Grand Opening event sponsors Italco Food Products and Group 14 Engineering, and to the Greenhouse sponsors Denver Office of Economic Development, Third Generation of the Hunt Alternatives Fund, and Aria Denver.

Tickets to this momentous event are available online HERE, tickets may also be purchased at the event. VIP guests will get a small group tour of the greenhouse and a meet and greet with Dr. James Rouse.

Event Details: Saturday September 19th; Outside at the Greenhouse; West 52nd Avenue and Eliot Street, Denver, 80221; 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

 

About Groundwork Denver: Groundwork Denver is a local non-profit organization. Groundwork Denver partners with lower-income communities to implement environmental improvement projects, build environmental leaders, and facilitate volunteerism and civic engagement. Groundwork Denver’s mission is to bring about the sustained improvement of the physical environment and promote health and well-being through community based partnerships and action.

About Groundwork Greens: Groundwork Greens is a social enterprise that will grow and sell fresh produce in the urban neighborhoods of Denver, including low-income food desert areas, while also providing job training for low-income youth. Groundwork Greens will be a part of Cultivate Health a collaborative effort to help support the health and wellness of residents living in the neighborhood around Aria and Regis University. Watch the Groundwork Greens promo video!

 

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