Fresh Food Access
There is history between these two organizations: Slow Food Denver helped get GLC’s first garden at Civic Center Park off the ground – designing the garden, providing plant starts and helping to plant them! The garden was beautiful and bountiful that first season, so Denver Parks and Recreation allowed GLC to continue growing in this garden. As the garden space has more than tripled, Slow Food Denver is continuing to support them this year in hopes of tripling the harvest donated to communities in need.
Join us through a series of volunteer days and our garden tending & brunch event We Tend to Grow!
We Tend to Grow:
We Tend to Grow is a morning of dirty hands, good food, and new thoughts. Deep in the soil, the root of a plant is where everything starts. Our hope is that this series brings us all closer to our food, our communities, and each other.
We Tend to Grow is a series of volunteer days in gardens throughout the Denver-metro area. Each volunteer day is followed by a seasonal and delicious brunch, prepared by Chef Linda Kiker (co-director of GLC). We’ll garden a bit, talk and laugh together, and form some new connections: to the plants and to each other.
Volunteer with us!
Since June, Grow Local Colorado’s garden beds at Civic Center Park have grown from two to eight! With the increasing level of food insecurity in our community, access to fresh, local produce is more important than ever. Join us to help tend and harvest produce from gardens at Civic Center Park.
About Grow Local Colorado
Grow Local Colorado is a group of volunteers dedicated to promoting local food, local community, and local economy. With over 11 gardens throughout the city of Denver, they are a fully volunteer-driven group. GLC not only plants, tends to, harvests and donates food, they also grow friendships while learning about the needs of the community. They deliver produce to over one dozen organizations serving those in need. More connections means a stronger, healthier, happier community.
Learn more on their website.