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2020 Community Garden Plots in Boulder, Colorado

Even though we are only half way through winter, our environmentally conscious city is gearing up for 2020’s growing season. Throughout Boulder County, community garden beds lay in wait, their fertile soils ready to grow some hearty fruits and vegetables. If you’re interested in community gardening, sustainability, or Colorado’s agricultural industry, participation in its community gardens is a fantastic way to learn about nature and cultivate your green thumb. Here are some local community garden plots with available beds for this year’s growing season. 

Growing Gardens

This Boulder-based nonprofit has long been a major player in the community gardening scene. Its welcoming, friendly vibe is perfect for newbies looking to try their hand at tilling the land. For over two decades, Growing Gardens has educated the community in sustainable agriculture and urban planting. 

In 2020, Growing Gardens will once again open up its 400 community beds at eleven locations across Boulder County, and registration for these plots opens on February 17. New gardeners may learn more about the registration process here

Additionally, Growing Gardens hosts a plethora of community classes year-round sessions cover canning, preservation, bee-keeping, cheese-making, and so much more. Youth programs focus on agriculture, volunteering, and cultivation. Children of all ages will enjoy the experience of getting their hands dirty and growing their own food. 

Dharma’s Garden in North Boulder

Dharma’s Garden is a small, non-commercial, neighborhood farm in North Boulder. Their aim is to demonstrate the abundance that can be produced in a semi-rural backyard setting surrounded by city. To learn more about they are currently growing, click here.

Boulder County Extension Community Garden 

This CSU program provides community garden plots throughout the greater Longmont area. For over 25 years, the Boulder County Extension Community Garden has offered urban residents a place to grow their own fruits and veggies. While they encourage the use of organic means to control weeds and pests, gardens are not required to be organic. Plots are available in 300 or 600 square foot parcels and most have water spigots available for use. Learn more about this group’s gardening policies here

Second Start Community Garden

Spread throughout Longmont, Second Start Community Garden has been committed to organic gardening for the past 25 years. Its collection of gardeners is vast and varied, coming from all reaches of Boulder County. Heads up: new gardeners are required to attend an orientation or garden tour before registering. Second Start adheres to organic gardening practices and provides a community tool shed and composting bins. To learn more about organic and sustainable practices, join Second Start Community Garden. 

Registration for Boulder County’s community garden plots open soon, so now’s the time to consider signing up for the 2020 growing season. Meet local gardeners, glean knowledge from experienced members, and cultivate your own produce right in beautiful Boulder County. 

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