Rose Roots Community Garden was established in 2012 by local Arvada volunteers as a means of creating a more engaged community and practicing modern gardening techniques. We’re a local Community Garden that works towards bringing the community of Arvada together. We work hard to create a healthy and sustainable garden that everyone can benefit from. Rose Roots Community Garden is continuing to grow at an incredible rate, and we love seeing the changes in both our garden and community with each passing day.
We are located in North West Arvada on the South East corner of 86th Parkway and Alkire Street.
Rose Roots is the community garden and orchard part of the project operating under Denver Urban Gardens, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Star Acre Farms is the CSA, profit-based farm who will be sharing the land. The project is located in Northwest Arvada and is being called a “Flagship” Community Agriculture Project for the City of Arvada, Jefferson County. It includes 8 acres of Open Space land that was previously slated for native grass. The master plan for the project is 2 acres of Community Garden + 1 Acre of Community Orchards + 5 acres of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). The project is located in The Hills at Standley Lake Park near 84th & Alkire Street.
To create a beautiful, organic community garden, community orchard, and farm in a collaborative environment that restores the bond between people, food and nature. We will work with each other and the land with integrity, courage and artistic thinking to create a better local-food system and a fertile, abundant world for the children who follow.
Everyone participating in and benefiting from an equitable and ecologically sound food system, compassionate communities and rich experiences with nature.
Sustainability, Education and Community Outreach
Learn about our Leadership Team Here.
View a Gallery of Rose Roots Community Garden beginnings Here.
Rose Roots Beginnings
2012 "With my Own Two Hands" Video
Credit: Gina Schley
How it all Started with a few Committed Voices and Hands
It was just a field. Then an idea. A conversation. Then creative voices, and active hands, commitment from community organizations, meetings, team building, mapping the plots, orchard, and trails, and finally, the shovels and equipment were secured and the ground was broken. The plots were measured, the boxes and fences built, and the seeds laid. And the garden began to grow, year after year. Many thanks to the brave founders who taught us to change the world "with our own two hands".