York Street gardens will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 9. Chatfield Farms will be closed during the day on Dec. 9. Both York Street and Chatfield Farms will be open for Blossoms of Light and Trail of Lights on Dec. 9.
For the second year in a row, Denver Botanic Gardens is partnering with Slow Food Denver and Grow Local Colorado to offer tours of urban agriculture projects throughout the Denver metro area. Since the tours were so popular last year (they all sold out!), we decided to double the numbers of tours offered this year. We grouped the four tours being offered this summer and fall together by geographic area: Southeast, Downtown, Southwest, and Northwest.
Each tour will take participants to three urban agriculture projects. Staff at each site will give us an hour long tour filled with the story of how they got started, what methods they use to grow food in the city, and any other questions that come up. At the last stop, we enjoy a local and seasonal lunch from Slow Food Denver. It’s a great chance to see all the innovative projects in this city while meeting and sharing a delicious lunch with fellow urban agriculture supporters.
Tour # 1: Southeast Denver, Sunday August 11, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sprout City Farms
Denver Urban Garden’s Delaney Community Farm
Tour # 2: Downtown Denver, Saturday August 24, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Blue Bear Farm at the Colorado Convention Center
Queen Anne B&B’s Moon Dog Farms
Tour # 3: Southwest Denver, Saturday September 21, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Grow Local Colorado at Huston Park
Tour # 4: Northwest Denver, Saturday October 5, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Little Raven Farms
Clear Creek Organics
Sunnyside Up Farm
Click on any of the tours to register or call 720-785-3580 for more information and register.