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How Fox Hill in Franktown Is Embracing the "Agrihood" Movement

Sprawling across nearly 400 acres that once served as a hay farm, Franktown’s Fox Hill home development is a prime example of the growing “agrihood” movement. Residents have access to an array of bucolic offerings, including a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program that delivers boxes of fresh produce and farm goods. Here, farm manager Anthony Zamora gives us the scoop on the neighborhood’s farm-to-table perks.

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Meet Eugenia Di Girolamo, Denver's First-Ever Chief Urban Designer

Eugenia Di Girolamo is no stranger to big cities with vibrant development scenes. The Italian-born New Yorker recently stepped into the brand new role of Denver’s chief urban designer, making the transition from her post as deputy director of urban design for New York City’s Department of City Planning. Now, as she takes the design helm of a city whose population has grown by about 15 percent in the past decade, Di Girolamo talks with us about her vision for rapidly changing neighborhoods, pedestrian love, and the rebirth of downtown.

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Chef Dana Rodriguez Shares the Kitchen Tools She Cherishes Most

When Dana Rodriguez moved to Denver from Mexico in the late 1990s, she applied to work at the iconic Lakewood restaurant Casa Bonita. The management said she wasn’t qualified. Fast-forward to today, and the award-winning restaurateur and chef behind Work & Class, Super Mega Bien, and the new Mexican street food–inspired Cantina Loca is getting ready to relaunch the kitschy Colorado eatery and entertainment venue as its new executive chef and culinary partner.

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How a Montrose Company Turns Reservoir Sediment into Gorgeous Tile

Christopher Caskey is a scientist by trade. So it’s little surprise that his flagship business, Delta Brick & Climate Company, was born of a passion for environmental sustainability and energy conservation. The Montrose-based company makes patio pavers, bricks, and decorative ceramic tiles—it recently rebranded the tile-manufacturing arm as Particular Tile—from excess clay sediment that clogs the Paonia Reservoir in western Colorado.

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