Colorado Springs college students team up to plot future of Venetucci Farm


The Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Quad Innovation Partnership have joined forces to make sure Venetucci Farm remains a staple in the Pikes Peak region for years to come. 

The Quad is made up of students from Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, and the Air Force Academy. 

The Community Foundation and the Quad will spend the next year looking into ways to enhance Venetucci Farm. Beginning in June, two research teams of students will begin working to come up with plans for how the farm would operate as a community asset. Because of the challenges created by the Widefield aquifer water contamination, there are a lot of different opportunities to explore. 

The Community Foundation believes in preserving Nick and Bambi Venetucci’s legacy for decades to come. 

“What better opportunity to partner with a local nonprofit dedicated to solving complex community problems and bringing an eye to how can we evaluate these and hopefully come up with a long-term, sustainable solution,” Community Foundation CEO Gary Butterworth said. 

Student applications for the fall team will open up in August. 

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