Sustainable Futures: Community Engagement at CSU Spur

Explore state-of-the-art facilities and groundbreaking research in agriculture, food systems, and water resources

Sunday, Aug 25, 2024 1:00 - 4:30pm

Naturally Boulder will be joining up with the CSU Spur to host a special event on the Sunday before New Hope Network’s first annual Newtopia Now. Newtopia Now is a new kind of B2B trade event where brands and buyers connect in new ways and are empowered to co-create the next era of purpose-led CPG and retail through a deeper level of engagement.

On Sunday, August 25th, Newtopia Now attendees are invited to CSU Spur’s state-of-the-art facilities to explore groundbreaking research in agriculture, food systems, and water resources. Guests will experience 4 activations around the Terra Building, showcasing CPG innovations where they can also network with industry leaders and gain insights to navigate the CPG Industry.

Preview of the 4 activations:

  1. Green Roof, presented by Dr. Jen Bousselot (Assistant Professor of Horticulture, Colorado State University) Activation/topic of discussion/focus: Visit an innovative solution for unused spaces in urban areas – green roofs and rooftop solar – combined!
  2. MARC (Metropolitan Ag Research Center)/ Greenhouse, presented by Dr. Jake Holley (Manager & Research Scientist at MARC, CSU Spur) Activation/topic of discussion/focus: Come learn about Controlled Environment Agriculture and the future of year-round greenhouse food production.  We will explore the various methods of growing everything from leafy greens, cucumbers, strawberries, to the future of sustainable fertilizers.
  3. Ardent Mills Teaching and Culinary Center, presented by Dr. Caitlin Clark (Senior Food Scientist, Food Innovation Center, CSU Spur) Activation/topic of discussion: Learn about finding suppliers, ingredient formulation, a look into product development
  4. Plant Diagnostic Clinic, presented by Dr. Ana Cristina Fulladolsa (Director, Plant Diagnostic Clinic, CSU Spur) Activation/topic of discussion/focus:  Learn how the plant diagnostic clinic helps keep Colorado plants healthy and get a chance to view samples of plants and their foes.

This event is now sold out. Please check back for an event recap in early September.

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