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The Last Farmer’s Market on Drake for 2016

The Farmer’s Market season ended in October.  Nick and the AiA staff are so sad to see it go. What an Awesome time we had on September 24th under the gazebo!  How good it was to enjoy the brisk fall morning with so many other Coloradans as they peruse local products.

Fresh food was good, especially the edible apples!  IMG_6466.JPG

Because they had beautiful flowers, Nick could get his long-time employee a get well bouquet!

The mushroom dudes from the “Mushroom Haus” impressed my job coach with roasted black garlic and mushrooms, all fresh, locally produced and family owned!

Check out what they have to offer on their website at the Mushroom Haus website!


Nick ran into his friend from the T.R. Paul Academy of Arts & Knowledge (TPAAK), Mr. Sam Kornfield and his family.  If you are in the market for a charter school arts option in Ft. Collins, check out TPAAK’s offeringsIMG_6450.JPG

Budding teachers Brittany and Greg dropped by for coffee and stopped to check out Nick’s speech offerings for young children, and to check out his first book, Helping in Action.

Fall Flowers of the market…

The dogs of the market….

The shoes of the market…

And the lovely gourds….

Thank you, Nan Zimmerman.  Your market was fantastic and Nick and the AiA team so loved being a part of it this year!



Awesome Advocate at Wolverine Farm Publishing Co. & Bookstore!

We had a great time with Evan Brengle, manager at Wolverine Farms Bookstore Monday afternoon.

Evan, who has been working to help establish Wolverine Farm Publishing and Bookstore for over 5 years, was a happy, easy going gentleman. As the bookstore manager, Evan embodies everything scholarly; including his favorite pastime, which, of course, was reading!

As we were talking, Evan mentioned he saw Nick’s Spread the Word presentation several years ago at Rocky Mountain High School while working as  a Paraprofessional. This is job requires a man who is very kind with a very large heart. We witnessed this amazing amount of patience and understanding, as Evan interacted with the youngest, most wild and unfiltered “employee” of Awesome in Action, Ms. Olivia Rose.




Evan was very patient with our lovely assistant, Olivia, and her sneaky attempts at joining the photo op!



Evan invited us to meet at  Wolverine Farms Letter Press and Publick House to discuss the  carrying Nick’s children’s books, and gave Nick the opportunity to read Helping in Action during Little Wolverine Story Hour at the Wolverine Farms Bookstore.  Date TBA!









Evan was quick to offer many opportunities to connect with Awesome in Action, and to share all the great events hosted by the Publick house.  For instance, coming up this Friday, Sept. 30th from 8-10 pm,  will be a Talent Show.



We were delighted at the opportunity to connect with this nonprofit company which focuses on literacy and arts in Northern Colorado. It is always awesome when 2 like-minded businesses can pair up to become a stronger source of education and awareness for our community.



We think Evan is a stellar Human Being, and are so excited to see where this connection is Able to lead!





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