When you move into the country, you’re moving into a social and economic system that’s been evolving for 150 years. Respect for property and people and willingness to lend a helping hand are the values that knit rural communities together. Get to know your neighbors; they’re valuable sources of information on what it takes to live in the country. Neighboring farmers and ranchers will especially appreciate your learning about their operations and understanding how you can coexist with them.
Recognizing the movement towards local food and local food production, Colorado State University Extension has initiated a regional Urban Agriculture effort to provide research-based information and education on this topic.
Urban agriculture has become an important political priority across the Front Range and Metro Denver. Several cities, including Wheat Ridge, Denver and Arvada, have recently updated their land use and/or zoning regulations to further encourage and promote urban agriculture. More…