Published: April 1, 2016

Center for Communication and Democratic Engagement Director and Professor Phaedra C. Pezzullo received a small seed grant from the University of Colorado Boulder Outreach and Community Engagement Interdisciplinary Group Award to help launch a new and hopefully ongoing partnership. CDE (formerly BoulderTalks), the Program in Writing & Rhetoric (PWR) and Environmental Studies at CU-Boulder are working with The Shed this fall 2016 to spring 2017 on an education and engagement campaign in Boulder about local food.

While “local food” is said a lot in Boulder, few people agree on what it means and why it is desirable. We are working on a multimedia food-literacy campaign to help The Shed publicize its mission and work, an outreach program with high school art teachers with the Chef Ann Foundation to help foster community dialogues about what a “food shed” is and more.