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Keeping it Short

We're very busy over at LocalFood Pueblo and our parent non-profit NeighborWorks of Pueblo. Here is what is going on in Pueblo concerning local food and health.

Grocery on the East Side

At the Pueblo city council meeting on Monday, February 13, Larry Attencio hinted at the real possibility of a grocery store replacing the old Safeway store on Pueblo's East Side. He could not reveal details, but he did say a store might go in before the end of the year. A third-party might also be contracted to provide pharmacy services.

Seeking Garden Participants

The Miracle Community Garden at Milagro Christian Church on Pueblo's South Side (near Big Bear Liquor south of Walmart) needs to fill four garden plots. Normally the annual cost of a 4 feet by 12 feet raised garden plot (surrounded by cinder blocks) is $40 for the year. If you cannot afford that price but would love to participate you can request a scholarship. See the flyer below for more information.

The La Familia Garden on Pueblo's East Side (at 814 E 5th Street) is preparing for the upcoming Gardening Season. The garden is sponsored by NeighborWorks of Pueblo and will be managed by LocalFood Pueblo beginning this spring. If you're interested in a plot and any become available, the cost is $20 and includes a 4 feet by 8 feet in-ground plot and an automated drip irrigation system. Please send an email to for more information.

Upcoming events.

Our biggest announcement is the first event in our list: the Pecha Kucha Volume 19 this Friday, February 17 at 6:30 PM. Director of LocalFood Pueblo, Frank Cordova, will present about LocalFood Pueblo and the importance of local food for the community and beyond.

As always if you know of any upcoming events or news relating to local food including gardening, food preparation or preservation, farm stands and farmers markets, documentary viewings and more, please contact us at with details. Thank you!

  • Title: Pecha Kucha Volume 19
    When: Friday, February 17, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM (2.5 hours long)
    Location: Pueblo City-County Library District - Rawlings (Main) Branch, 100 E Abriendo Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004, USA (Map)
    Description: A free public event in the 4th Floor InfoZone Theater, Pecha Kucha Vol. 19 is a night for citizens of Pueblo to share what they know about any family friendly topic they choose. The Pecha Kucha is a globally recognized presentation format with a 20 slides each shown for 20 seconds each for a total presentation time of 6 minutes 40 seconds. Food and beverage will be available. It is sure to be very fun and informative!
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  • Title: All Pueblo Grows Seed Exhange
    When: Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (2 hours long)
    Location: Pueblo City-County Library District - Rawlings (Main) Branch, 100 E Abriendo Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004, USA (Map)
    Join in the All Pueblo Grows Seed Library exchange meeting at 9:30 AM on Saturday, February 25.
  • Title: Western Landscape Symposium
    When: Saturday, April 1, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (6.5 hours long)
    Location: Pueblo Community College, 900 W Orman Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004 (Map)
    Cost: $10-$20 in advance only here
    Description: The Western Landscape Symposium is an educational forum to promote the creation of appealing and sustainable landscapes in southeastern Colorado, incorporating water wise garden practices and plants adapted to local climate and soil conditions. This year's keynote speaker David Salman, Chief Horticulturist of High Country Gardens. Other featured speakers are: Dr. Jean Reeder, Mike Bone, Irene Shonle, Blake Osborn, Carol O'Meara and Vince Urbina.
    Visit for full event details including speaker bios and session descriptions.
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  • Title: Community Garden and Food Safety Class
    When: Friday, April 7, 2017 Time TBD
    Location: NeighborWorks of Pueblo, 1241 E Routt Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004 (Map)
    Cost: Free
    Description: Hosted by St. Mary Corwin Hospital and LocalFood Pueblo. Spend an afternoon learning about the necessary safety protocols for working in a community garden and handling the food harvested from it. Mark your calendars for the class now. More information including how to register for the class (free of charge) will be released soon. Check the LocalFood Pueblo events calendar on the events page of the website for updates.
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