Arvada Community Garden
The Arvada Gardeners is a non-profit organization that runs and maintains a large community garden, provides education and outreach, is actively involved in community service projects and supports the local food bank. The club provides plots, water, tools, seeds and the support to enable residents to garden successfully. Arvada Gardeners provides leadership and volunteers for numerous festivals and special events in the city.
The Arvada Gardeners began in 1967 with the intent of transforming a raw patch of land known as the Garrison Street Water Filter Plant settling Pond into a viable and attractive garden for the entire community to enjoy. The original men’s only (at that time) club that aimed to teach children the joys of gardening by renting out $1 garden plots has evolved into a multi-generational, multi-cultural community garden celebrating success. Located on 5 acres of city land, a nearby ditch provides irrigation water that is pumped to 145 individual plots measuring approximately 12’ x 22’.
The Arvada Gardeners hold an annual open house every August and invite the Arvada community into the garden. They provide tours of the community garden, gate prizes donated by local merchants, a potluck lunch made from garden produce and give free advise on Colorado gardening.
The Arvada Gardeners are active in the community and involved in many local festivals including the Sustainability Festival in May where they pass out tomato plants, the Arvada Harvest Festival in September were they enter a float in the parade and manage the vegetable contest, and the Festival of Scarecrows in October where they preside over the Giant Pumpkin Contest.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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