After an amazing first growing season in 2014, Sprout City Farms, the City of Lakewood, and the community around Mountair Park will be working together to expand MAP Community Farm this year. Thank you to everyone who contributed to making MAP Community Farm a success last year! We grew over 6,000 pounds of food that was distributed through the CSA, farm stand and donations to Mountair Christian Church and Molholm Elementary School food pantries. Exciting plans are underway for building out a second parcel of land in the park in 2015. A community advisory committee is helping guide expansion of the Mountair Park Community Farm and its programs. Possible food access efforts include farm to cafeteria programs for nearby schools, a donation-based farm stand, free and work shares in the CSA program, and donations to hunger relief organizations. Proposed educational opportunities include programs for local schools, community workshops, and an internship program. Map of the Mountair Park Community Farm...Read More
The partnership between Sprout City Farms and the Denver Green School creates a unique opportunity to co-locate educational programs and food production on school grounds. DGS students benefit both from educational programming and from improved nutrition in the school cafeteria. Our commitment to bettering the health of students means that we work within the budgetary limitations of the school lunch program. Produce is used for the salad bar as well as in cooked meals for about 7 out of the 9 months of the school year, and the farm is able to meet nearly all the produce needs of the kitchen from August to October. Map of the Denver Green School Community Farm Location Highlights from the 2012-2013 School Year Album ID was empty, or Facebook API returned empty result. Please double check your Facebook album URL. Album ID was empty, or Facebook API returned empty result. Please double check your Facebook album...Read More
Sprout City Farms believes that all members of the community have a right to to healthy, fresh, naturally grown food. We offer a variety of programs designed to meet every level of need, and to ensure that the communities surrounding our farms are healthy and well nourished. Sprout City Farms provides food to our community through the following initiatives: 10% of produce grown is donated to emergency food relief programs, addressing food access issues and improving the health of our most underserved community members Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Programs support our farms, as well as the surrounding communities, by offering free and reduced shares, in addition to traditional paid shares. Community Farm Stands provides affordable access to produce through a donation-based system. Farm to Cafeteria improves nutrition at our host sites, proving the freshest produce...Read More
SCF offers a wide range of educational opportunities to encourage people to learn about their food, including how to grow, harvest and cook it. It is our goal to build resiliency in our communities, to encourage environmental stewardship, and to enable people of all income levels to better feed themselves and their families. Farm workshops cover a variety of topics related to growing food including soil care, pest management, water conservation and more. Cooking classes showcase healthy and delicious ways to prepare seasonal fresh produce. Community volunteer days give people a chance to work alongside our farmers and better understand the process of growing food. Internships help aspiring farmers and those interested in the food system acquire the skills needed to ensure that urban agriculture can proliferate. Farm events, including films on the farm, farm tours, field trips to other farms, and other gatherings bring people to the farm, while providing educational...Read More
2015 CSA shares are now on sale for MAP and DGS Community Farms! We also have partner fruit, egg and meat shares. Place your order today. Deadline to sign up is April 30th.
SCF is accepting internship applications for the 2015 growing season. We have opportunities at our community farms in both Denver and Lakewood.