Farming for the 21st Century.
Agriculture and Urban aren’t mutually exclusive terms anymore.
Urbiculture Community Farms has a multi-plot farm, using the repurposed lawns and yards of dozens of volunteers, to turn even the tiniest open spaces in Denver into places where food grows. They rely on a spectacular and aptly named Yard Angels Program through which neighbors can donate their land for farming use. Half of the food grown goes to members of Urbiculture’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) many of whom are low-income families, farmers markets, local restaurants that are committed to serving organic, local food and the other half to a wide variety of programs. Those programs include the Healing Food program that provides food to SafeHouse Denver and The Family Tree to help women and children in times of crisis. They run No Fruit Left Behind, to harvest trees whose fruits go uneaten. They have a farm at Columbian Elementary School, teaching kids to work with food, and they lead Bring Back the Bees to educate Denverites on our buzzing, pollinating, honey-making, hard-working neighbors. There are more programs, too, they’re growing all the time.