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Home | Lifestyle | Food | Cultivate Forum returns January 30 with speakers, short films

Cultivate Forum returns January 30 with speakers, short films

Monday morning, El Paso Community Foundation officials announced the return of the Cultivate Forum for 2020.

This year’s Cultivate Forum will focus on local food systems and sustainability, and will feature an award-winning documentary short film and talks about a project that promotes environmentalism, education and the arts, local food hubs, and the relationship between responsible farming and the local local economy.

Here’s the program:

  • Green Hope Project: Art, Education, and Environmentalism— Presented by Green Hope Project President Candace Printz, an art teacher at El Dorado High School.
  • Local Food Hubs— Presented by Adriana Clowe, president of the Desert Spoon Food Hub.
  • Growing the Local Economy Through Responsible Farming — Presented by Max Rapaport, development manager of Grow Wild and Sierra Vista Growers.
  • Lost World,a 16-minute documentary short film, and Sundance Grand Jury prize winner, by Kalyanee Mam about an existential threat to Cambodia’s mangrove forests.

The Cultivate Forum will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 30 in the Foundation Room of the El Paso Community Foundation, located at 333 North Oregon Street.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

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