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Yampah Mountain High School Taste of the Holidays Fundraiser
December 10, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-6
Please join students and staff of Yampah Mountain High School in Glenwood Springs, Colorado for a tasting of chilis and salsas made from tomatoes, peppers and tomatillos grown by YMHS students in the Glenwood Gardens greenhouse, and a wide variety of home-made candies and hand-made products, all prepared by the students.
All foods and products are available for purchase. We will be serving Wille Chili, Pork Green Chili, and vegetarian chili. This is a fundraising event for the new off-campus Sustainability Pod, known as Homegrown Empowerment. The cost of the event is a $5.00 per person donation, with donations made payable to Yampah Mountain High School.
Children are welcome to attend and we’ll have a planting activity for them to participate in. Participants are encouraged to RSVP to help us know how much yummy healthy food to prepare.
Organizations (background) info:
Yampah Mountain High School serves a unique population of diverse students including students at-risk for dropping out, teen parents, students who are English language learners, students with emotional disabilities and special education needs. Designed to be a community resource supporting local sustainability and food production efforts, The YMHS Sustainability Pod is an academic training center for YMHS students, who participate in organic methods of gardening, seed saving, mentoring of younger students, low-water organic garden building, basic entrepreneurial skills, cooking, nutrition, and post-secondary career skills. This is a unique collaboration between YMHS and Glenwood Gardens, supported by GlenX and local businesses, directed by Program Coordinator Kim Doyle Wille of Growing Empowerment.
Glenwood Gardens has been owned and operated by Hugh MacPherson and his family since 1992, and is currently managed by Lacy King, a graduate in Sustainable Business. A little history of the business – the dome at Glenwood Gardens was built between 1898 and 1902. It was constructed of all glass on the property of John Cleveland Osgood, Redstone’s founder. Cleveholm Manor, commonly known as the Redstone Castle, was the original site of the dome’s location. Less that 10 years after Mr. Osgood’s passing, the dome was moved to Glenwood Springs in 1934, and here it has remained for the past 82 years.
Growing Empowerment is a community organization comprised of volunteers from across the region, dedicated to empowering community through education, sustainable projects, and gardens for hunger relief and economic development within our communities.