It’s about that time of year to start thinking about your spring and summer garden! Whether you’re hoping to see your gardening skills blossom or want to try something new, there are several places around town to nurture your love for nature.
So, grab your gloves, take your trowel, and dig into one of the following:
If you’re looking for the true green thumb of Boulder, you’ll find it here. Growing Gardens has been bringing food donations and agricultural education to Boulder County residents for more than 20 years. This spring, it’ll again offer 400 community gardens in seven locations. Registration for these plots opens on February 15th at 9:00am.
Growing Gardens caters to those well-seasoned in soil and nature novices. It offers plenty of community classes that cover everything from goat yoga and vegetable gardening to pasta-making and bee-keeping.
Second Start Community Garden
Second Start Community Garden is firmly planted in sustainability with a focus on organic gardening and a welcoming atmosphere. The soil is perfect for vegetable growers, flower growers, and herb growers, as well as experienced gardeners and those breaking ground for the first time (although a mentor is recommended for newcomers). Registration for new gardeners opens February 15th.
Dharma’s Garden was founded in 2014 as a nonprofit educational project and has since turned into a place to cultivate one’s connection with the earth. The half-acre garden offers a Saturday market, seasonal festivals, hands-on education, and more. The garden’s mission is to be a project of the community, by the community, and for the community.
Louisville Community Gardens
Louisville Community Gardens welcomes gardeners of all ages and began in 2016 as a space where local residents could grow healthy produce and make a difference in their neighborhood. Any Louisville resident can choose from large and small plots, although preference is given to those who do not have a gardening space at their home residence.
Wilson Community Garden
Wilson Community Garden allows all-season gardening and a chance to retain your plot the following year (with a limit of two plots per gardener). Located in the center of Lafayette, this community garden comes with a bucketful of helpful amenities, including a storage shed, an onsite dumpster for gardening waste, perimeter fencing, and shade. Registration is now open for both residents and non-residents.
Registration for gardening plots is opening soon (and, in some cases, already in full swing). Don’t miss out on your chance to grow in more ways than one.