Feeding Laramie Valley is a community based and led nonprofit project dedicated to achieving local food equality and justice.
Based in Albany County, in the high elevation plains and mountains of southeast Wyoming, Feeding Laramie Valley came to life in 2010 as a coalition effort between individuals, groups and agencies involved in various food related issues.
Right from the start, we fashioned our existence based on the experience, perspectives and needs of traditional food security agencies, local ranchers, farmers and gardeners; area businesses and restaurants; the Laramie Rivers Conservation District; University of Wyoming Student ACRES Farm, and a networking/educational outreach group known as Laramie Local Foods.
Over the course of several months in late 2009, we shared information on our work, successes, frustrations and dreams. From there, we began to plan some cooperative efforts at offering hands-on gardening workshops, public information displays, groundbreaking for new community gardens and ongoing public policy discussions.
This effort marked the beginning of an organized local approach to community understanding of and control over its own food system.
With a positive cooperative movement regarding food security and equality underway, Feeding Laramie Valley was able to more clearly focus on what we wanted our particular role in the community to look like. As an overview, we set our sights on growing into being:
Feeding Laramie Valley conducts work in four program areas: Feeding Laramie Valley Shares, Feeding Laramie Valley Grows, Feeding Laramie Valley Chronicles, and Feeding Laramie Valley Community Based Participatory Research. For a full review of our work and to learn about upcoming events, visit our webpage at www.feedinglaramievalley.org.
Community Organizer: Gayle Woodsum
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SharingtheBounty
Our Main Location:
The Building at LaBonte Park
968 North 9th Street
P.O. Box 536
Laramie WY 82073