(SOLD OUT) Cultivating Development (Tour): A Taste of Innovation
When: Wednesday, August 16, 2-5pm
Where: Pickup and Dropoff and The Source, 3350 Brighton Boulevard, Denver
This event is currently sold out. To join the waitlist, please email email@example.com
Will you take your next ‘foodie’ vacation in Adams County? Join ULI and Adams County for the Agritourism Bus Tour on Wednesday, August 16 , 2-5 pm, starting and ending at The Source on Brighton Boulevard.
This tour explores legislative policy, economic development, and other opportunities to promote access to healthy food systems, high quality jobs, destination/heritage tourism and the preservation of prime ag land. It will address agritourism on national, state, and regional levels.
Tour admission is free for registrants of Cultivating Development, but limited to 25 people. Reserve your spot today!
About our stops:
- Join the developer, Agriburbia, and officials from the City of Brighton to learn about Adams Crossing, a premier 780-acre mixed-used development in south Brighton. Agriburbia Development, LLC is a fully integrated real estate development firm that focuses on resilient agricultural lifestyle communities. Their goal is to establish and support metropolitan suburban communities that integrate agricultural development concepts, local integrity, and healthy lifestyles. Adams Crossing is presently in the final platting process. (agriburbia.com)
- Berry Patch Farms is certified organic by the USDA and has been in business since 1991, and pick-your-own since 1994. It is a working farm—40 acres in size—that includes animals, produce and a store. Berry Patch Farms offers community education for both children and adults. At Berry Patch, participants will learn about conservation easements and other economic development tools for agricultural land. (berrypatchfarms.com)
- Heritage tourists spend more and stay longer than any other type of tourist, according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Learn how agritourism provides innovative income streams and new markets for farmers. The Bromley-Hishinuma Farm was purchased by the City of Brighton in 2006, with the goal of preserving and restoring the historic farm buildings on the property and leasing it to a farmer to utilize the prime farmland and provide educational opportunities for visitors. The farm has been leased and is in its first year of production under the new agreement, with plans for a fall festival with u-pick pumpkins, corn maze and farming activities. In addition, the historic farm will be open for field trips, tours, farm classes, office space, and events like farm to table dinners and weddings. (brightonco.gov/926/Bromley-Farm-Koizuma-Hishinuma-Farm)