On of the terrific things about Park City is how much our local’s participate and get involved in the community.
This year Jessica was selected out of 120 applicants to participate in the 2010 Leadership Park City Program.
The program was initiated in 1994 with the goal to identify, encourage and train a individuals to be community leaders. Each year a new group of 30 participants are selected for the year long endeavore of learning and to create their own group project. This year, Leadership Park City class 16 has chosen to conduct a summer speaker series, events and demonstrations. The goal is to inspire residents to take a look at America’s commercial food system and make personal changes that will benefit the environment, the local economy and their physical health.
The class will host a free speaker series throughout July and August to be headlined by experts on high altitude gardening, celebrity chefs, and other renowned speakers with expertise in re-thinking our foodprint. In addition, the class is putting their words into action by initiating an ambitious container vegetable garden program. Dubbed “the Great Gardening Experiment,” the 150 container gardens are being cultivated by class participants to demonstrate that, with the ability to move them in and outdoors with the frost season, residents of high altitude communities can extend the growing season long enough to harvest fresh vegetables from their own gardens.
For more information on Leadership Park City Class 16’s schedule of complementary events or details on the project, please visit http://parkcityfoodprint.org or contact Jessica Allen 435-659-1297 Jessicainpc@comcast.net