Rose Roots Community Garden
Covid-19: We invite you to review the CDC guidelines for Covid-19 Garden Procedures Here. You can access information about getting the Covid-19 vaccine in Jeffco Here. In following CDC guidelines wearing a mask is now a personal health choice and we encourage gardeners to stay 6 feet apart if you have not been vaccinated.
Gardeners Growing Community
Harvest Season is Here! Thank you to all the amazing gardeners, neighbors and friends helping build the garden community! It has been a banner season, with nearly every plot of 95 plots planted and thriving.
Check out our Calendar for upcoming events, and remember to bring your excess produce to the barn on Mondays and Thursdays before 9 am so we can meet our produce donation goals to those in need. Learn more about our produce donation program Here.
Note: We are a 100% volunteer organization and every member's contributions count! Sign up for one of our Service Teams Here to get involved. Don't hesitate to contact us for mentorship Here and you can provide Feedback Here. We are always looking for new ways to support gardeners building community.
See you out at the garden,
Erin Newton, Rose Roots President
and the Rose Roots Leadership Team
"May the Road Rise Up to Meet You.
May the wind, be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And the rains fall soft upon your fields."
We Love our Arvada Community!
Rose Roots garden was recently awarded a Neighborhood Improvement Grant of $3,000 to landscape and improve the vacant field to the West of the garden with matching funds from Rose Roots. Project expenses will be submitted by Dec 10, 2021, so keep an eye out for work in progress!
The Waitlist for 2022 Season is Open!
As a returning gardener or new gardener, you can fill out the Pre-Registration 2022 Form Here. Returning gardeners please fill out by Dec 31, 2021 and also fill out to let us know if you're not returning. We will start assigning available plots in March 2022.
2021 Garden Leadership:
This year, all the positions of President, Vice-President, Administrator, Treasurer, and Membership have been filled. Meet our 2021 our leadership team Here, and reach out with your ideas!
Gardening is the New Getting Out!
Produce Donation Goals Met!
In 9 years of donating produce to local organizations in need, Rose Roots gardeners surpassed our goal of donating 15,000 pounds total in August, 2021, just before our ten year anniversary season next year! Thank you to Theresa McKinney and John Malito for leading the Produce Donation Team!
Monthly All Gardener Meetings:
Repeat every month on the First Tuesday at 6 pm In Person at the garden to offer ideas and input. Check the Calendar for weather changes (meetings changed to online due to weather will be held on Google Meet. you can call in Here.) Meeting Agendas and Minutes can be found Here.
Start reading up on safe Harvest processing and produce storage approaches Here.
Latest Blog Posts
Rose Roots Community Garden is a local Community Garden that brings together community in North West Arvada, Colorado. We’ve been working with the City of Arvada and Denver Urban Gardens since 2012 to grow local and healthy produce in an open space that enables residents to be involved in planting, growing, and maintaining a garden.
Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a Green hand, we encourage you to join us and contribute towards making a difference. Meet our Community.
Note: We offer Learning and Helping Scholarships Here. In doing so, we pledge that any community member experiencing financial hardship or other extenuating circumstances is always welcome to join our community by emailing us Here to get a plot (subject to availability).
Rose Roots Garden gives back to community through neighborhood improvement projects, food donations and offering community resources like workshops and community events. Here are some special community moments.
Rose Roots Garden partners with the City of Arvada and Denver Urban Gardens. The initial garden development was funded through a Jeffco Open Space grant and the City continues to support the garden with Neighborhood Improvement grants.
Patty Sacks, RR Vice President, and the Westside Landscaping team working on implementing the Westside Landscaping Project, a neighborhood Improvement partnership with the City of Arvada.
How Rose Roots Gives Back to Community
Did You Know?
Rose Roots Community Garden, Part of Arvada's Public City Parks, is an organic garden run entirely by volunteers. We have 10 Service Teams you can learn more about Here.
Rose Roots Garden was founded in 2012 by local community members who advocated to develop a park, CSA and community garden in the 15 acre space called the Hills at Standley Lake Park. With a $90,000 Jeffco grant, the city and local community organizers built the initial garden infrastructure together.
Did You Know?
Rose Roots has 89 15'x15' plots and 10 ADA accessible raised beds. Water, tools, fertilizer and compost are provided with plot fees. Some plots are split so more gardeners can participate so we have 95 total areas available.
Good Garden Times
"What happens in this garden lets you know that you have a choice. You can change. It lets you know that everything starts from a seed. You can have a rebirth. Every day is another shot."
Urban Gardening Documentary "Can You Dig This"
An Inclusive Community
We welcome all races, ages, religions, countries of origin, sexual orientations, genders and abilities. We garden together, learn from, and honor each other's journeys.
Gary Williams, Gardener
What is cool about gardening with three generations in our family is getting to spend relaxed time outdoors with my family. It is so gratifying to see something flourish when you contribute.
Gina Schley, Founder
The process of helping develop this garden with our community has been life changing for our family. My children are growing up with their hands in the dirt and their community around them.
Laura Bennett, Gardener
I love growing my own organic food, sharing it with friends and family, and being part of a group that helps grow community.