The FrontLine Farming Story
FrontLine Farming (FLF) formed in December 2018 to take control of the narrative around our work. As people of color and womxn who are farmers, advocates, and educators, our story is too often told about us, not by us. We saw a need for food-based advocacy in Denver that elevates and centers oppressed voices and experiences - so we created FrontLine Farming.
FLF grew out of Urbiculture Community Farms, a non-profit multi-plot farm that was committed to providing food to people of all income levels in Denver by growing affordable food established in 2007. In 2014 Urbiculture partnered with Regis University and Urban Ventures LLC, to design the Cultivate Health Project which received grant funding from the Colorado Health Foundation. In 2018, FrontLine Farming was formed to continue and expand these programs.
Today, FLF is a food justice and farmer advocacy organization that believes good food should be for all people and that farmers deserve living wages. We develop asset-based and data-driven solutions that are community derived. We funnel money, resources, and time into the communities we serve and the farmers who grow our food.
Farming is our base and a central identity for all leadership staff. However, we are intersectional people and so is our work. FLF established the The Center for Food Justice and Healthy Communities as the policy, education, and research arm of the organization.