By John Colson
Summertime visitors to Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale will likely see at least one of these four working in the school’s gardens. The gardeners, from left, are Bryan Cronan of Atlanta, Casey Bowen of Littleton, CRMS garden program director Linda Halloran of Carbondale, and Katherine Johnson of Oakland, Calif. They expect to grow about 12,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables this year. (Kelley Cox / Post Independent)
CARBONDALE, Colorado — Some healthy-food activists in the area believe the time is right for local communities to declare their “food sovereignty” from federal food safety regulations and corporate food production and marketing.
They see it as a way of encouraging the production and consumption of locally grown produce, dairy products, meats and more, which advocates say is critical to the survival of individual humans and society at large.