The produce from the three gardens will be donated to The Gathering Place and used for events at the Governor's Mansion.
First Lady Helen Thorpe requested heirloom plants that would thrive in Colorado's climate. Seedlings were donated by Welby Gardens and well-adapted edible plants were acquired at Harlequin's Garden.
The Governor's Mansion is re-tracing the path that the Victory Gardens started in 1943. "Denver’s slogan was a 'Victory Garden on Every Lot.' Denverites did their part by planting 41,500 gardens that first season and by 1944 over 50,000 Victory Gardens were spread across the City. Denver’s Victory Gardens were valued that first growing season at $578,125" (http://buckfifty.org/2009/04/22/denvers-victory-gardens).
Would you like to grow food for your local food bank? Check out the Plant-A-Row for the Hungry program.
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Grow Local Day declared on May 14th, 2009 and in perpetuity by then Mayor John Hickenlooper.