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CMC faculty harvest greens from the Bear Park Permaculture Center at CMC Steamboat Springs. Patrick Staib, professor of social science (standing), Tina Evans, professor of sustainability studies (left) and Becky Edmiston, professor of biology (right) gather greens to donate to LiftUp of Routt County. The fresh vegetables were harvested from the Bear Park Permaculture Center at CMC Steamboat Springs. The center offers year-round outdoor classes focused on food systems and environmental studies for students, CMC employees, and community and youth organizations. Photo by Greg Hughey

CMC faculty donate greens from the Bear Park Permaculture Center at CMC Steamboat Springs to LiftUp Routt County.

Mikhaila Hobbs, LiftUp of Routt County food bank manager, accepts a donation of fresh greens from Becky Edmiston, professor of biology. The vegetables were harvested from the Bear Park Permaculture Center at CMC Steamboat Springs. The center produces hundreds of pounds of food each year including tomatoes, squash, greens, beets, radishes, broccoli, beans, berries, apples and more. Photo by Greg Hughey