Shannon Spurlock

United States
Fellow Year: 
2015 - 2016
About Shannon Spurlock

Shannon is the Director of Public Affairs and Policy at Denver Urban Gardens in Denver, CO. Through this fellowship, she is pursuing the project, Opportunities and Challenges for Reclaimed Water in Colorado Agriculture. This project seeks to understand the strengths, weaknesses, and possibilities afforded when reclaimed water is used for edible crops for human consumption in Colorado. Reclaimed water is a largely untapped and valuable water resource with the potential to increase access to healthy food, promote water conservation and stewardship, and drive economic development for farmers, urban gardeners and greenhouse growers. Extensive partnerships and community-based participatory research will inform the case studies and the final report resulting from this fellowship.