There are people who say things, and people who do things. James Bertini is one who does things, and is creating a dynamic setting that promotes local producers, encourages education, and empowers people through functional and spirited capitalism.
His creation, Denver Urban Homesteading, is located in central Denver, and is very close to the Santa Fe Art District. In his industrial facility, there are places for producers to bring their goods to sell to the community, a kitchen that is soon to be operating, and plenty of space to expand into a full-out market with various offerings and opportunities to bring in residents and visitors alike.
He took the time to explain to me the various types of materials and instruments needed for bee-keeping – there are wooden hives on the roof and even in the side of the building – James has bees who are working, pollenating, and of course producing one of my favorite foods on the planet – honey. He offers classes for those who want to venture into bee-keeping, and their facility has a piece of equipment that will spin your honey for you, for a minimal cost per pound.
Mr. Bertini is an outspoken advocate for the individual – he has worked very hard to protect his own company, and while doing so, is working on some very good journalistic work that illustrates the dangers and powers of too much red tape in government agencies.
I am looking forward to writing more about this great market and the many opportunities that Denver Urban Homesteading is presenting to the citizens of Colorado.
Denver Urban Homesteading
200 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80223
Visit their website here: http://www.denverurbanhomesteading.com