Regis ?Ricardo Flores Magon Academy and Sister Gardens
In spring of 2017 launched our 13th No Cost Grocery Program with the Ricardo Flores Magon Academy. RFM has a rich history of serving Hispanic students, teaching both academic and civic engagement. ?However, 92% of the student body qualify for reduced or free lunch. A parent committee and the student council come together to make this program happen each week.
Sister Gardens is the 14th partner of Denver Food Rescue in hosting a No Cost Grocery Program. Sister?s is an 1 1/2 acre veggie, herb, and flower farm supported by a collaborative grant between Goundwork Denver, Aria, Regis University and the Cultivate Health Program. Through sustainable growing practices they grow food for community.
The mission of Groundwork Denver to promote health and well-being through community-based partnerships and action is in alignment with that of Denver Food Rescue to increase Health Equity using food as the primary foundation. This Program has stepped in place of our Magon Academy program while they are on summer break but continued as their own program in fall of 2017. Sister?s hosts agricultural classes, workshops, ?pay what you can? farm stands, volunteer days, and community events. It is the idea that this ? partnership will lead to increased access to local and affordable produce.
Open to RFM families
Sister Gardens? NCGP is open to the public happening Mondays 11 am to noon.