ROUND TABLE INITIATIVE
“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all.
It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life.
Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.”
Boulder is a natural food lovers' haven. And yet ... only two percent of our food is grown locally. A full 98% of our food is imported from outside the region.
What if we could turn that number inside out and reach 55% food sovereignty in the Boulder Front Range region by 2025?
Here is a description of my proposed Round Table Initiative.
Name: Holly McCann
Email address: [email protected]
City, State, Country: Boulder, Colorado, USA
Initiative: Please provide the name and a brief description of your initiative.
55% Food Sovereignty in Boulder by 2025 ~ an initiative to bring together a Sovereign United Network of organizations who are instrumental in shifting the Boulder County region from our current state ~ importing 98% of our food ~ to an average of 55% of the food consumed in Boulder County being sourced from within the Front Range Urban Corridor (our regional foodshed), with the vast majority of that food being grown and produced using regenerative (organic, beyond organic, biodynamic) practices.
Impact: How does your initiative contribute to the mutual thriving of people and/or the Earth?
Supports local farmers; heals the microbiome in our soil; healthy soil leads to dramatic positive impact on air quality, water retention and mitigation of both drought and flooding, and the biodiversity of plants, animals and insects; sequesters a tremendous amount of carbon; heals the microbiome in our guts; increases the physical health of our population; increases the financial health of local farmers and producers; builds resiliency and the capacity to withstand environmental and societal challenges; brings people together from many sectors using a holistic approach, increasing collaboration, co-creation and emotional health; weaves community together in a way that serves individuals and the whole; serves as a prototype for what is possible in communities around the world, restoring our connection to each other, to ourselves, and the land.
Scale: Is this a Round Table initiative or a Sovereign United Network initiative?
Sovereign United Network (the seats around the table are/will be filled with multiple stakeholders ~ organizations and/or individuals ~ who each contribute their unique genius to a shared initiative)
Phase: What phase best describes your initiative/organization currently?
This is currently in the Powerful Idea phase
Original Intention: Please describe as best you can right now the Original Intention of your initiative.
Co-creating a resilient, regenerative community of mutual thriving in Boulder County
by dramatically increasing the amount of food we grow, produce and consume locally,
with a focus on the overall health of the soil, food, producers and consumers,
by using a whole-systems approach to form a Sovereign United Network of
the key players who contribute in a meaningful, high-impact way
to a shared vision of 55% food sovereignty in Boulder County by 2025
Your role: What is your current role in the initiative/organization?
Visionary & Catalyst
Essential Genius: What is your Essential Genius that you are bringing to the round table?
Whole-systems thinking, dot-connecting and pattern recognition. Ability to tune into the genius of an organization and see how it could synergize with the genius of other organizations around a shared intention. Eternal optimism. Willingness and capacity to hold, and clearly communicate, the vision of an unreasonably audacious initiative ~ and the willingness to jump in and serve as a catalyst, grounding the vision in this reality.
Additional Seats at the Round Table: Are other people currently involved in your organization? If yes, please share a brief overview of their roles and/or the governance of your organization.
Julia McKeowen and Dawn Nocera ~ Founding Co-Creators of Grail Leadership
Our organization is a round table of sovereign unity, where we are share resources and revenues using a Spiral Revenue Sharing model.
Synergistic organizations: What other organizations are impacting and/or impacted by your initiative (contributing, connected, meeting a related need, etc.)?
These are the organizations that I see as participants in the round table, Sovereign United Network:
What’s in the way: What are the current disguised opportunities (aka challenges and/or limiting beliefs) you see that may be impeding the flow of nature in your initiative?
Needs & Desires: As best as you can see right now, what are the key areas of Genius (in individuals and/or organizations), resources, and/or support that you want/need to attract to be able to fulfill the Original Intention of your initiative?
What else?: Please add any images, links to web pages and/or attachments that help tell the story of your initiative.