Spring has sprung!
Join us this Earth Day weekend by reconnecting with the land and planting vegetable seedlings in the field(s) at Chatfield Farms—nutrient-dense food that will grow and find a place at tables within our local community. On Friday, the CSA team at Chatfield Farms is also hosting a school group and Chatfied Farms' Veterans' Farm Program participants.
At this extension of Denver Botanic Gardens, growers cultivate six acres of mixed vegetables for their Community Food Share while also operating weekly, affordable farm stands at both Denver Human Services and City of Denver locations. At these farm stands, Chatfield Farms hosts cooking demos, nutrition classes (courtesy of Cooking Matters), and Double Up Food Bucks Colorado which gives SNAP customers twice the buying power to purchase fruits and vegetables. Spending time on a farm in the springtime air is a wonderful way to start your weekend and replenish your soul. Sustainably grown coffee will be served hot and spots this year are limited!
For this event, we will meet at the Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor Center and walk to the field(s).
Parents and children are most welcome!
11:45 am - 12:00 pm: Arrival
12:01 pm - 12:20 pm: Introductions and instructions
12:21 pm - 1:50 pm: On-farm seedling planting
1:51 pm - 2:00 pm: Clean up and wrap up!
Please learn more about UpRoot's efforts to harvest Colorado's surplus agriculture and infuse it into our local foodshed by staying in touch with us: sign up as a volunteer or Like us on our Facebook page.
♡ Team UpRoot