Boulder Lifestyle July 2014

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grow the food movement by creating an online community for the millions of sustainably minded people worldwide working to reshape our food systems. Part of that mission is helping to fund initiatives like Falling Fruit’s, one of the very first projects fundraising through the platform. Welty met Barnraiser founders at Forward Food, a recently held food justice conference in Boulder. The Smartphone app will enable users to access and interact with Falling Fruit’s massive database of edibles from anywhere. A text­message interface will be developed alongside for the two-thirds of the global human population lacking access to smartphones or the Internet.

Native Edge Landscapes Named 17th Fastest Growing Company Native Edge Landscapes was recently named on the Boulder County Business Report’s Mercury 100 Award list. The award recognizes some of the fastest-growing private companies in the Boulder Valley. Locally-based private companies were ranked based on two-year revenue growth. Native Edge was named as the 17th fastest growing privately held company in the under $2,000,000 category. “It is a great honor to be listed once again among the top ranking companies in the Boulder Valley,” says Tom Sunderland, founder and president of Native Edge Landscapes. “With such diverse industries represented, I’m pleased to see Native Edge Landscapes recognized for our continued business development and financial growth during these tough economic times.” Native Edge Landscapes’ intimate community connection, loyal clientele, employee-focused management style and “one stop shop” approach has established the company as an innovative leader in our Front Range landscape business community.

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