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.
Join The Urban Farm for a SCREAMING good time! Northfield will host its third-annual FREE Candy Crawl on Main Street. Hay rides, face paint, pumpkin craft, Ghostbusters, DPD District 5, Fire Fighters and more! Click here for more info.
Celebrating the Autumnal Equinox on September 22, our 10th Annual FarmFest was a beautiful fall day. With over 1,500 visitors, we had the opportunity to introduce our chickens, goats, cows, and other critters, as well as show off our state-of-the-art Gompers Greenhouse. The number of new families visiting the Farm for the first time was delightful. Between the hayrides, the bouncy horse, arts and crafts, and learning about the Farm’s animals and plants, it was a full day. A huge thank you to all our sponsors and vendors; you help make the day special and memorable. And a big shout-out to all our volunteers. You were welcoming, engaged, and helped bring delight to many. To all who attended, we look forward to future visits with you, whether through after school programs, field trips and community service through school, or another family day. Please come visit us again soon.