This week Delta County commissioners heard a wide ranging assessment of the past year’s activities and a glimpse of the future from Grand Mesa Uncompahgre Gunnison (GMUG) Forest Supervisor Scott Armentrout.
For decades, housing developments in the suburbs have come complete with golf courses, tennis courts, strip malls and swimming pools. But make way for the new subdivision amenity: the specialty farm.
A new model for suburban development is springing up across the country that taps into the local food movement. Farms, complete with livestock, vegetables and fruit trees, are serving as a way to entice potential buyers to settle in a new subdivision.
The youth reporters from the 2013 round of Pass the Mic have produced some entertaining and informative videos. They interviewed members of the community that represented different sectors of the local economy, including agriculture, energy, arts, healthcare, and recreation.
They also interviewed a group of teens, asking them what it's like to be a teenager in the North Fork Valley. Enjoy their videos below!
Agriculture: An interview with hops farmer, Glen Fuller, and Mike King, and owner and brewer of Revolution Brewery.