Fresh, healthy food is important for all of us, and Growing Gardens of Boulder is a nonprofit organization committed to educating our community on the merits of sustainable urban agriculture. In addition to offering educational resources for Boulder residents, Growing Gardens has donated thousands of pounds of fresh produce to families in need in our community. If you’d like to enjoy the outdoors and support Growing Gardens, consider attending one of the upcoming events at the garden:
September 13: Community Salsa Party
On September 13 from 3-5pm, Growing Gardens is hosting a community salsa party at the Food Project Farm in Longmont. At this event, you’ll have the opportunity to sample freshly-prepared salsa, explore the farm grounds, and pick raspberries. The salsa party is open to the public, so bring whomever you’d like!
October 3: Oktoberfest Farm Dinner
Looking for a new way to celebrate Oktoberfest? Stop by Hawthorn Farm in Boulder for an Oktoberfest farm-to-table dinner on October 3 from 5:15-8pm. The menu will feature pickled veggies and pretzel bites, Star View Farms bratwurst or Beyond Meat bratwurst, braised red cabbage, roasted caraway potatoes and squash, and apple slab pie with whipped cream. A local beer will be served with dinner, so all attendees must be 21+. If you’d like to attend this special event, please reserve your seat online.
October 7: Community Harvest Festival
The Growing Gardens Community Harvest Festival will be held at Hawthorn Farm on October 7 from 4-7pm. This fall festival will feature a host of fun activities, including pumpkin and face painting, lawn games, live music, and more. In addition to the festivities, local food trucks and a biergarten will be on site for your enjoyment. Pumpkins and fall perennials will be for sale at the festival, so it’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on fresh fall décor. Although this event is free to the public, donations are always welcome.
The community events hosted by Growing Gardens offer excellent opportunities for Boulder residents to support this nonprofit organization, enjoy the outdoors, and learn about sustainable farming practices. In addition to events, programs such as classes and camps are available. Classes cover a host of topics, including canning and preserving, pasta making, bread making, and more. To learn more about upcoming classes, please visit this site.