We serve as cross-polinators between the corporate, nonprofit and grassroots worlds. Our work focus on cultivating and translating narrative of equity, hope, interdependence, health and well-being. We speak to it because we live it in our work and daily lives. This consulting collective was born out of organic collaborations, shared experience and love. As people who can identify with marginalized experiences, we
Groundwork Denver, Director of Urban Farms | Seeds of Power Unity Farm, Leadership Team
Partner at Center for Food Justice and Community Health
Fatuma was born in Denver and raised in Ethiopia and Colorado. From a young age Fatuma has been acutely aware of the disparities that exist between countries and within countries and this has pushed her to systematically approach these issues in the US and abroad. She has lived in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Thailand as a researcher and advocate for small holder farmers which are the largest segments of the populations. She currently works as the Director of Urban Farms for Groundwork Denver where she grows healthy nutritious good food as a way to bring awareness and reimagine food systems that have institutionally marginalized people. Fatuma also assists with the Center for Healthy Food Systems where she helps teach students practical skills to for being good food growers, community engagers, and advocates in the food justice movement. She is a certified yoga teacher, has worked in the past as social worker with the Department of Human Services working with emergency assistance clients and as the liaison for the refugee community and in particular working as an advocate for Somali community.
Denver Food Rescue, Program Director | Seeds of Power, Leadership Team | Denver Permaculture Guild
Neambe Leadon is a proud Colorado Native and the mother of three beautiful daughters. Growing up, Neambe would visit Junction City, Kansas, the birthplace of her Mother, to spend summers with her Great Grandparents and learn about the plant diversity and best practices on their 2 acres of land. These experiences have created a strong sense of land and environmental stewardship that has influenced and fueled her work and passions. With her education in design processes, alternative health, sustainable agriculture and social principles, she has written and implemented curricula, hosted events, grown diverse food crops, built strong community relationships, spoken on several panels and served as a healer. She is currently the Program Director for Denver Food Rescue, is on the board of the Denver Permaculture Guild and works closely in various capacities with Mo' Betta Green Marketplace, a seasonal urban farmer's market and business that provides food, nutrition, and wellness education programming.