Gardeners Growing Community
Never underestimate the healing power of a quiet moment in the garden.
While this has been a tough time for many, the garden thrived in 2020 and shared it's bounty with many groups and individuals in need. We are looking forward to another productive year this season. Working in the garden soothes many anxious souls and offers a place of respite in uncertain times. We are excited to start working our plots together to produce food and flowers to share!
Reasons to Join Us
Would you like to grow your own fresh organic vegetables?
Looking to get outside and change to a healthier lifestyle?
Would you like to support local community through food donations?
Rose Roots Mission
To restore bonds between people food and nature and to work together to create a better local food system for our community and future generations.
About our Plots
Your annual plot fee is based on the size you'd like to reserve:
$75 15'x15' plots
$45 half plot 7.5' x 15' plots or for Raised ADA plots appx 4'x6'x3'
Fees include water, tools, fertilizer, workshops, garden concerts and socials, and the opportunity to meet your neighbors!
Note: Twelve service hours are required per plot per year.
Reserve Your Plot for 2022
The waitlist will open for new gardeners in November 2021. Check back here to get on the waitlist for a plot in 2022. Not all gardeners return so every year we have plots available for new gardeners. Returning gardeners will have the opportunity to reserve their plot for the next season between Nov 2021-Feb 2022.
Available plots will be assigned each season in April and May if a gardener has indicated they will not be returning. Plot fees are collected at that time and the garden opens in May when the city turns the water on, though once you receive a plot assignment you can start getting seeds in.
Join our Mailing List Here to receive occasional updates.
Plan Ahead: Growing Season in Colorado
-March, April: You can start planting vegetables now that thrive in cool weather like broccoli, brussels sprouts, carrots, cabbage, kale, lettuce, swiss chard, spinach, radishes, rutabaga, cauliflower, beets, peas, onions and potatoes.
Note: Tomatoes, Eggplants and peppers take longer to mature so you can plant those as seedlings and/or grow your own indoors and transplant them after the last frost in May).
-Late April/May: Plant summer vegetables like beans, cowpeas, corn, squashes, pumpkins, cucumbers, watermelons, gourds, and sunflowers, or start indoors now and transplant seedlings after the danger of last frost has passed.
-June-Oct: Replant things that go to seed, Harvest until Mid to late October. Donate extra food to Arvada Food Bank (We donated over 3,000 pounds last year!)
All Experience Levels Welcome!
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