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Stray CSA
It was brought to our attention that in our roundup of community-supported agriculture programs last week ("Standing for sustainability"), we overlooked Cañon City's Javernick Family Farms. Indeed, Javernick will extend its CSA to Colorado Springs for the first time this year, having already served Florence, Salida, Cañon City, Westcliffe and Guffey over the past three years. Javernick anticipates accommodating 60 families via the Colorado Farm and Art Market.

According to Beki Javernick, her farm, like Venetucci and Country Roots farms, calls itself "beyond organic." Besides produce, the third-generation farm/ranch offers free-range eggs, grass-finished beef and pastured lamb. Call 719/371-3241 or visit

Wandering Jerusalem?
According to building owner 919 Manitou Ave. LLC and contrary to the Indy's prior reporting no deal has been struck to bring Heart of Jerusalem Caf to that address, known as The Tiny House.

Home grown
The Pikes Peak Community College Culinary Arts Club is collaborating with the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Culinary Federation, local community gardeners Solidarity of Hope and several others to construct a community garden at the school's Centennial campus.

Initial aims of the program, tentatively set to launch this summer, are to compost culinary arts department food waste and to grow produce for the student cafeteria, according to club president Nathan Dirnberger. He says the club has received close to $3,500 from student government thus far, but adds that much more will be needed to construct a fairly elaborate greenhouse.

Project consultant Dave Richeson of R Concepts Inc., emphasizes a collaborative desire to grow the program further into the community over time; he envisions a green-designed, downtown restaurant with on-site gardens for student training and community engagement. Call 210-5165 for donation information and more.

Take note
Cheyenne Village's Vineyard in the Village, tasting, auction and grape stomp to benefit those with disabilities, 5:30 to 9 p.m., April 25, Mr. Biggs Event Center (5825 Mark Dabling Blvd.). $75; 592-0200.

Tree grafting class to help re-establish Venetucci Farm's apple orchard graft two, and you can take one home. Attend one of two sessions, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m., April 26, at Venetucci Farm (5210 S. U.S. Hwy. 85). $40; 391-8102.

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