About Berthoud Local
Berthoud Local was formed by a grassroots group of local Berthoud citizens who are passionate about farming, gardening, the environment, humane and healthy farm animal treatment, supporting pollinators, producing and providing access to as much food locally as possible and improving the resilience and economy of our local town.
The plains where Berthoud is located was once referred to as, “the great American Desert.” We therefore strive to educate the local community about drought tolerant gardening, farming and food production while also utilizing practices that minimize the use of water, herbicides, pesticides, petroleum and chemically produced fertilizers.
We aim to improve the health of the citizens, the economy and the environment in our town. We also strive to help Berthoud live up to its moniker, “The Garden Spot of Colorado.” In 1906 the Berthoud Chamber of Commerce gave Berthoud this moniker because the agricultural soil was so fertile around the town. We will work to help the local fertile soil produce not just commodity crops, but also fruit and vegetables for local consumption.
What We Do
Berthoud Local will serve as an umbrella organization that will foster local food-focused projects within the town of Berthoud and the adjacent areas of the unincorporated counties of Larimer, Boulder and Weld. As of April 2014, we have filed paperwork to be recognized as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. We have a board of directors to manage the business side of the organization and provide support for our sponsored projects.
This non-profit will support the local food movement by working to improve access to local food, educate about sustainable agricultural practices, encourage local food production, and provide opportunities for community involvement.
We have many opportunities for volunteers to get involved and welcome your ideas, expertise, interest and/or energy! Please contact us for more information using the contact tab above. Also, check out our projects tab to see what we are currently doing. You may find a project you would like to be involved with or suggest your own new idea to our board of directors for adoption as a formal project. We are here to assist you in making your ideas become a reality.