Tommy B, a 25-year-old Miniature Horse, was in rough shape when he first arrived at The Urban Farm in 2016. His former owners sold their property and left Tommy B behind. It took several months for the new property owners to move in and that is when they discovered this little horse abandoned in the barn. Luckily, Tommy B was resourceful and resilient as he managed to find enough food and water to sustain himself.
The individuals that found Tommy B wanted to keep and care for him. However, all of their other horses were much larger than Tommy B and he was getting picked on. He needed a home where he could live with horses his own size, so he was brought to The Urban Farm.
After providing him with a proper diet and lots of dental work, Tommy B is able to enjoy life with his friends Monte and Pepe — they are miniature horses just like him! Tommy B loves being pampered and luckily for him, his mane has to be brushed and trimmed on a regular basis because of how quickly it grows! He is great with kids but understandably selective when it comes to the adults. To mend this, the TUF staff works with him regularly and gives him the one-to-one attention he deserves.
Cattivella’s own Elise Wiggins, chef/owner, announces new T.V. series, “Roots To Ranches”.
We are proud to announce The Urban Farm will be the second episode!
Please join us at the Sie FilmCenter for the premiere of the first episode of Roots to Ranches, a new series coming to Rocky Mountain PBS from award-winning Denver chef Elise Wiggins. Friday, November 15.
6:30-7:00pm: Pre-event VIP tasting (VIP tickets required). Join Elise for a tasting of nibbles featured in the show. 7:00-7:30pm: General Admission meet and greet with Elise Wiggins and producer Jared Petsche. 7:30 – 8pm: Film Viewing – Roots to Ranches Episode 1: Squirrel 8:00-8:30pm: Q&A with Elise Wiggins, Rocky Mountain Public Media CEO Amanda Mountain, and producer Jared Petsche.
On behalf of The Urban Farm Board of Directors, I am pleased to introduce Michelle Graham who has been selected as the new Executive Director starting November 4, 2019. Michelle has strong professional experience in agriculture, public health and education sectors, and has a deep passion for The Urban Farm’s mission.
Michelle has a Master’s degree in Sustainable Food Systems from the University of Colorado and has been operations manager and head farmer for a non-profit farm in Yorktown Heights, New York. She has previously served as an adjunct professor at SUNY Westchester Community College teaching courses in sustainable agriculture, has a certificate in aquaponic farming, and is an advocate for empowering youth to become ecologically literate and caring citizens.
We know you will warmly welcome Michelle as she starts in her new role.
The Board of Directors also expresses our sincere thanks to Michael Nicks who, with exceptional effort and diligence, has improved the Farm immensely over the past five years. Mike will be meeting with Michelle over the next few weeks to ensure a smooth transition.
And thank you for your support of The Urban Farm and for sharing our mission of connecting kids to their food, land, animals and others. We are excited to have Michelle join our community of engaged citizens.