Welcome to Growing Gardens

Growing Gardens is a non-profit organization founded in 1998. 

Our Mission: To cultivate community through sustainable urban agriculture.

Our Vision: People experiencing a direct and deep connection with food, the land and each other.

 


Fresh News

Whole Foods Bag Donations 

Support Growing Gardens every time you use a reusable bag at any Whole Foods Markets in Boulder, Longmont or Superior. Whole Foods will make a donation to our programs with every bag saved until September 24th. 

YES on 2M & 2N

Vote YES on 2M & 2N on the 2017 Boulder ballot to support Growing Gardens and Boulder's emergency services, arts & culture, and community facilities! These measures will extend a three cent sales tax on a ten dollar purchase through 2021 and pass a paired bond to fund much-needed capital investments in safety services, cultural amenities, and community facilities. Click here to endorse our campaign and show your support! Thank you, Boulder County community! Learn more here.

Fall Foodie Classes

Register for our Fall Classes
Interested in learning the timeless art of food preservation and bread making? Our Fall Foodie Classes will demonstrate a variety of food preservation and bread making techniques, and will leave you with how-to guides and samples!
 

Bread Making -  Thursday, October 19th, 6-8:30pm

In this class participants will learn all the tips and tricks to baking that perfect loaf of bread. We’ll cover both yeasted and sourdough breads and talk about kneading and shaping techniques to take all the stress out of home-made bread to leave you with a beautiful and delicious loaf. We’ll also cover the no-knead form of bread making for those looking for a more hands-off approach, and cover the secrets to baking with whole and stone-ground grains.

Cost: $40 includes materials fee
Instructor:
 Lauren Kelso, Site Director 
Location: 
St. Aidan's 2425 Colorado Ave, Boulder

 

Volunteers needed in the office and on the farm!

Check out our signup list to find opportunities to get involved in Growing Gardens! Our farm has open volunteer days every Tuesday morning. Click here for more details.

 

 

Celebrate Fall in the Peace Garden with After School Garden Club!

Every Thursday from September 14th - October 5th, 3:45 - 5:15 pm. Ideal for children ages 4 - 11.

Cost: $15 per child per visit. Discounted price of $50 is available when you register a child for all 4 classes in one series.

Thursday, September 14th: What's Growing On in the Peace Garden? 

The first session of Garden Club will be an exploratory introduction to the garden site. First, we'll start in the greenhouse and investigate what's growing. Second, we'll head out to the gardens and use all our senses to examine roots, shoots, fruits, seeds and leaves on our exploratory tour of the fall gardens. By the end of the tour, we'll each get to take a "peace" of produce home to share and enjoy with our friends and family.

Thursday, September 21st: Seed Saving 

Spend the afternoon learning about saving seeds for next spring’s garden. We’ll practice dry and wet seed saving techniques from vegetables, fruits, and flowers.  We’ll create our own seed packets and labels with all of the information we’ll need to bring home and have a successful garden next spring.

Thursday, September 28th: Food Forests 

Join us to discover what kind of bounty the fall season has brought to our garden! We’ll use our tastebuds as a guide and will learn how to utilize in-season produce like giant acorn squash, pumpkins and more in our favorite at-home meals! In this fun, hands-on class, children will learn how to harvest ripe ingredients and will gain a first-hand understanding of how seasons influence the food we’re able to grow and eat.

Thursday, October 5th: Harvest Celebration 

Join us to celebrate the abundance of an amazing growing season!  Together we’ll harvest our fall pumpkins to create unique garden decorations and games. We’ll also learn how to use this seasonal produce in making fresh, healthy garden snacks to make at home with our families!

 

 
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