Program areas at Growing Gardens of Boulder County
Education and outreach program: we served over 18,000 community members through our programs, 62% of these are low income residents. We donated over 30,000 plant starts and 4,000 packets of seed. We partnered with local food banks and many agencies serving low income individuals and families in our community. Over 17,000 pounds of fresh produce was donated through our Growing Gardens food project program including food we grow on our Boulder and longmont farms, in our community gardens,and produce we glean at the farmer's market and other local farms. We also provide opportunities for community members to volunteer on service projects on our farms.
Children's peace garden: the children's peace garden is a place for fun and learning. Classes, field trips, and summer camp programs are available to children ages 3-12 with age-appropriate lessons about the life processes of plants, the interdependency of species, where food comes from, how to grow food, and respect for self, others, and the environment. Over 7,000 children participate annually in Boulder County.
Cultiva youth project: a diverse group of teenagers work daily cultivating sustainable urban vegetable farms in both Boulder and longmont. The produce is either donated to the community or available to our csa (community supported agriculture) program. This program builds leadership, teamwork, and entrepreneurial skills. The cultiva youth also teach and guide younger children; learn about cooking, nutrition, and