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Cultivating Community: Community-Supported Agriculture

Through a unique community-supported agriculture program, neighbors in a Boulder, Colorado, subdivision grow fresh, organic food to feed many families.

Community Roots' suburban microfarm grows enough food to fuel a CSA, sell at the farmer's market and to donate.
Photography By Michael Shopenn
In exchange for donating their yards, homeowners receive a share of the produce without doing any work. Other volunteers perform the labor and also get a share.
Photography By Michael Shopenn
All sorts of people—volunteers, teachers, pilots, retirees—have become involved with Community Roots' microfarm project.
Photography By Michael Shopenn
Community Roots founder Kipp Nash (right) and volunteer Alex Melinkoff work in on of the group's food gardens.
Photography By Michael Shopenn
By growing a variety of vegetables, Community Roots harvests enough food to share with the landowners, including St. Andrew's church, which donated a field.
Photography By Michael Shopenn
Twenty-five CSA member families ride bikes or walk to a church to pick up their weekly share of Community Roots' local, organic foods.
Photography By Michael Shopenn
Community Roots volunteers sell their homegrown produce at the Boulder County Farmer's Market on Saturdays.
Photography By Michael Shopenn

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