ECAA Roundup 12/3/2021

December 3, 2021

Cookies for Community
Come out and join the fun tomorrow, Saturday, December 4th at 4:30 p.m. on Main Street in Elizabeth. ECAA will be joining other charities and local businesses to ring in the season at the Mayor’s Christmas lighting. In addition to our free cookie kits, there will be caroling, carriage rides, photo opportunities, kids’ crafts, and lots more. Special thanks to our baker elves: Lark Fogel, Janine Gerovski, Bob Hammervold, Alan Holman, Rachel Lee, Heather Morelee, Tonya Roche, Audine Zuschek, and Sheila Zuschek. Let us know if you’d like to join in next year.

Remember ECAA on Colorado Gives Day
On Colorado Gives Day consider giving to the Elbert County Agricultural Alliance. Your tax deductible gift will go to work right here in Elbert County. To donate visit our Paypal charitable page at: https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/3536150.

Carbon Kidnapping Turns Farmers Into Conservation Heroes
Sequestering carbon in the soil is not only good for the environment, but it also makes farming more sustainable. Check out this article on the practices one Brazilian farmer is doing to combat climate change and create healthier soil: https://globalfarmernetwork.org/2021/11/brazil-kidnapping-carbon.

Industrial Hemp Crop Guidance
If you are interested in developing an industrial hemp crop it is now possible to register your crop online. But first, check out this website containing information on the regulatory laws and rules for growers. Start out in the know by visiting the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s website at:  https://ag.colorado.gov/plants/industrial-hemp.

Reviving Native Plants
If you are interested in reviving native plant species, check out this article on how citizens of the Pawnee Nation revived a species that was thought to be extinct: https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/long-thought-extinct-a-native-corn-re-emerges?fbclid=IwAR2onG5S4Wm5jE7xlGvLixavZMrwBloG-mtP51Un1HomMmfN7OofuDGU-GY

Board Meeting
Members may wish to join the online board of directors meeting this Monday, December 6 at noon. You can join the meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82445228699?pwd=RkJaaHIxSlJBUXpNTjVOMjF5MGFxdz09.  We hope to see you there.

Interested in Joining
If you have been enjoying the weekly Roundups and would like to get more involved in ECAA as a member go to https://elbertcountyagalliance.org/member-application. Memberships paid in December will carry through to January 2023. If you are not sure if you are a member or suspect your membership has lapsed contact Sheila.Zuschek@elbertcountyagalliance.org.

Have announcements or classifieds that should be included in the next Roundup? Send them to news@elbertcountyagalliance.org.