Grow Local Colorado had Denver's First Urban Agriculture Tour on May 28th in collaboration with Slow Food Denver!
We started the morning with The GrowHaus' aquaponics & education center in the middle of Elyria-Swansea's food desert. Then the tour hopped in the bus and visited fish at UrbiCulture Farms and then dwarf goats and chickens at the Heirloom Gardens urban homestead. We completed the day back at the Sustainability Park with GreenLeaf and Granata Farms.
Grow Local will be planting a gorgeous vegetable garden at Observatory Park this weekend thanks to our symbiotic relationship with Denver Parks and Recreation. We are thankful to Denver Botanic Gardens for designing all of our garden plots for the third year in a row.
The veggie gardens will be cared for by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado and harvested food will go to The Gathering Place.
The Giving Gardens are growing kale, carrots, basil, cucumbers, dill, tomatoes and other annuals interwoven with currants and hops. Grow Local Colorado is thrilled to be collaborating with Governor John Hickenlooper, First Lady Helen Thorpe, and the generous Governor's Mansion staff to grow food that will be donated to The Gathering Place.
We also made a handmade, homemade, sign for the HaHo Market to show our appreciation for the dedication to local community & local economy.
Grow Local Colorado is an active group of volunteers collaborating with organizations and volunteers to create resilient, vibrant and sustainable communities. Come join us in the adventure!
Thanks to all of the collaborators and volunteers from the bottom of our hearts!
The Grow Local Colorado team