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July 15, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

College of Architecture and Planning (UCD)

The Buzz About Biodiversity

Today, a mere 30 crops provide 95 percent of the food we consume. In just the last century, we have lost over 75 percent of crop genetic diversity. With this extinction, we also lose rich flavors, cultural stories and protection from changing climate patterns.

In this summit, we’ll explore the essential role of biodiversity to the agricultural landscape. We’ll also turn to the landscapes of our kitchen tables and learn about the stories of bees, seeds and grains.

This summit is not only a talk from leading voices. It’s also an engaging and interactive conversation with practical take-aways and delicious tastings. It’s Food for Change.

The entrance to this summit is on the corner of 14th St and Larimer St, next to Edible Beats Street and across from the Taste Marketplace (#11 on the festival map). Go to the 2nd floor of the College of Architecture and Planning (UCD). When you arrive, enjoy the interactive stations and meet the producers. The panel discussion will begin after about 45 minutes.



  • Peter Nelson
  • Chris Starkus
  • Beth Conrey
  • David Shields
  • Rowen White
  • Nanna Meyer
  • John Coykendall
  • Danone North America
  • Davines
  • Bee Squared Apiaries
  • Eldorado Springs Water