No matter what time of year, I'm pondering and planning about growing – vegetable growing and growing my inner self. Living on the mile-high plains of Colorado, after growing up in the mid-Atlantic area, learning to grow veggies at any time of year is challenging! The hail, quick temperature changes, snow on Mother's Day and early autumn freezes make things interesting.
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In collaboration with Denver Urban Gardens, Anythink is providing free seeds and transplants to individuals, families, schools and community organizations based on annual adjusted gross income levels in order to ensure that everyone has access to healthy food. If you're interested in receiving these seeds and transplants, visit your local Anythink and ask for the Free Seeds & Transplants application. This year, each household can receive up to seven seed packets and four sets of transplants.
With spring season right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about our gardens. Anythink Commerce City, in partnership with Denver Urban Gardens, offers a limited amount of gardening plots for public use. Both new and established gardeners are welcome to join and collaborate with each other to cultivate fresh organic produce, tasty herbs and beautiful blooming flowers.
Celebrate the opening of Brighton’s Outdoor Explore Classroom with library staff and sponsors from Brighton Shares the Harvest. Help plant some vegetable seeds in the new planters that you will help take care of this summer. Make the garden your own by decorating a stepping stone that will be part of the garden for many years to come.
Just in time for the growing season, Anythink Wright Farms is launching the latest addition to the Anythink Garden Project, an initiative in partnership with Denver Urban Gardens to promote healthy living in the community. Interested in participating? Meet organizers from Denver Urban Gardens and the Wright Farms neighborhood, and find out more about the community garden plans and how you can sign up to have your own plot.
Relieve stress and help the Earth by learning how to plan and tend to a garden of your own. Learn some basics while experiencing the thrill of once again getting dirty. Appropriate for adults.
Community members are invited to help get the gardens ready at Anythink Perl Mack. We'll concentrate on distributing soil to all 24 plots. Volunteer participants of all ages are welcome to join in this community project, even if they don’t have a plot reserved. Volunteers are encouraged to wear sunscreen and comfortable clothes. For questions, please email Rene Bohn.
Join plant expert and garden center manager Jeri Cretti for an informative afternoon on spring planting. Learn about getting your garden plot ready, what to plant and when to plant it. Ask questions and leave with a plant that you have repotted.
The master community gardeners from Denver Urban Gardens will conduct a beginner's organic workshop. They will teach the best tricks, tips and techniques unique to Colorado-grown plants while answering any questions.
Join us as we work together for our first 2012 community garden workday. Gardeners, their families and any volunteers are welcome to come and help in the community garden. We will prep soil, plant seeds, build our new compost bend, clean common areas, meet new gardener enthusiasts and have fun!