Pioneer Farms: Denver Green School Community Farm
Blog post by David Shapiro Denver Green School Community Farm (managed by Sprout City Farms) is situated in Denver, Colorado, USA. We are an organic 1.1 acre farm on the grounds of a Denver Public School, The Denver Green School. We grow vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers and sell/donate our produce directly to the school cafeteria, in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, at farm stands and donate produce to local nonprofit organizations like the African Community Center. We grow 120 varieties of vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs on our farm. The most popular items we grow are varieties of tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes and squash. Sprout City Farms grew out of the growing movement to put farms on school grounds in Denver, Colorado. Our Farm Manager has spent nine years growing fresh produce and serves as both a farmer and educator at Denver Green School. We have been motivated by serving healthy produce to children and are constantly developing our program to serve the needs of the school and it's students. farmhopping is a great idea! We are trying to achieve financial sustainability, funds from responsible consumers would help us achieve our goal of providing organic produce to children and communities that lack access to this commodity. farmhoppers who have sponsored our farm in order to relate stories about how our farm and the produce they are eating is impacting their lives. Unfortunately, we can not accommodate guests. However, we employee several volunteers and interns throughout the farming season. So, if a farmhopper is in the Denver area, they could certainly help out by working on our farm either for a one-time experience or a spring / summer long internship.