Rose Roots Happenings
Get a Plot: Annual plot registration fees include water, tools, fertilizer, workshops and more! Fees are dependent upon the plot size. All plots have been reserved for the 2021 Gardening season, but feel free to join some of our community events and email us Here if you'd like to get on the waitlist.
The garden officially opens around May 1 when the City turns on the water after the anticipated last frost. Gardeners, however, often start planting in April to get a head start on our shorter growing season. Currently you can get on the waitlist for a plot Here. We are accepting $25 to save your plot once one has been assigned to you through our Membership coordinator. Registration has begun online through Denver Urban Gardens for those who have secured a plot. We look forward to another wonderful gardening season!
Opening Day: Sun May 2, 2021 2-4 pm: Weather permitting, we plan to garden together with live background music from 2-3 pm with snacks and drinks available. At 3 pm we will have a short introduction to our new leadership team, offer resources for new gardeners and early season gardening tips, a trivia game and door prizes, and an opportunity to meet your garden neighbors. We will have supplies for children to plant and decorate their own spring seedling to bring home. Bring a chair, happy hour drinks and snacks, and picnic blanket and masks.
Year End Garden Open House with Music
When: Oct 18 1-3 pm
Come celebrate another great season with your garden neighbors! Bring your own chair, drinks and snacks and enjoy some music in the garden after some garden winterizing in the morning.
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser:
When: Feb 19-25 all day.
Where: Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, Promenade, 6315 W 104th Ave #100, Westminster, CO 80020,
What: The delicious Snooze breakfast eatery has generously offered to support community gardens by offering all proceeds from pancakes sales for the week starting Feb 19 to Rose Roots Garden! Please come down, enjoy time with your family or other gardeners, and be sure to order lots of pancakes! Rose Roots will have an informational booth on Feb 22 so come say hi!
Kick Off Garden Online Plot Registration:
When: March 20, 2020 Registration is now open online. You can reserve a plot and pay your dues with these three easy steps:
1. Email Kendra at email@example.com for a plot assignment and to determine your plot fee based on the size you'd like. This year we are offering 15'x15' plots for $75, half 7.5' x 15' plots for $45 and smaller raised ADA plots for $35. Plot fees include water, tools, fertilizer, workshops, garden concerts and socials, and the opportunity to meet your neighbors! Twelve service hours are required per year).
2. Fill out the Denver Urban Garden registration from the link Kendra will provide and pay your fees online.
3. Start Gardening! Put your seeds in by June 1 (But ideally get planting just after Mother's day, though you can still plant flowers to give her all for the whole season!)
Wheelbarrow Brigade Crusher Fines Work Party:
Where: At the garden!
What: Come out for a fun day of wheelbarrow races to get our crusher fines down. The weed barrier will be laid down several days before, so we need all hands on deck to get the crusher fines down to hold the weed barrier down. This is an important job to keep our garden community spaces looking lovely for the opening of our 2020 gardening season. We look forward to seeing you there!
2019 Past Events
Sunday June 23, 3 pm: Llamas Visit the Gardeners
Come learn about our neighbor llamas, meet the babies and Sonja, our favorite llama owner and garden neighbor. Come ask Sonja about her special animals at 3 pm sharp as they will only be hanging around for around 30-45 minutes. Don't miss your chance to cuddle a llama!
Thurs June 27, 6:30-7:30 pm: Cooking with Laura
What to Bring: Yourself and an open mind
Laura Bennett will demonstrate how easy it is to add vegetables (particularly greens) to your daily routine. All you need is your garden full of greens and a great blender! We will explore easy ways to add flavor to your current dishes using herbs and simple herb sauces that take less than 5 minutes to make. Green gazpacho with only 6 ingredients will be featured and is a great snack or first course to any meal. Have you ever thought of starting your day with a vegetable shake? If not, you will be surprised how simple this is to do each morning. This will be interactive, as we will be picking the herbs from the herb garden to create our sauces, so please come with an open mind on how to look at your garden differently!
Sunday July 14, 10 am: Organic Pest Control Workshop
Adrienne Debigare, a master gardener in training, will be sharing her knowledge about ways to control garden pests using organic methods. Come down to the garden and learn how to protect your precious bounty from all varieties of hungry opportunists!
Sunday August 11, 2019, 6:30-7:30 pm: Harpin' in the Garden
What to bring: Chairs, picnic basket and blankets, relaxed vibe
Colorado Harpist Erin Newton is a professional freelance harpist who has performed for special events for 30 years. Classically trained, she plays an eclectic mix of classical, Celtic, Jazz, and popular favorites on a full size concert pedal harp. Erin performed with Grammy award winning hip-hop artist Kanye West, she played daily as the High Tea Harpist for the Brown Palace Hotel, she performed with the CU summer Opera series, and was featured with the Denver Brass at the Newman Center, as the Holiday Harpist for the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, and performed her own Hip Hop arrangements at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art Evening series "Three Things, Any three Things". Most recently she entertained DMNS patrons for the annual "Museum After Dark" Gala. She plays regularly with symphonies and ensembles across the Front Range.
In addition to performing and maintaining an active teaching studio, she is a geologist, Rose Roots Garden member, and enjoys raising her two young boys in Five Parks with her husband in a life filled with outdoor adventures.
Thurs, Aug 15, 6:30-7:30 pm: DUG presentation on Water Conservation, meet near the barn
Thurs, Sept 19, 6:30-7:30 pm: DUG presentation on Putting Your Garden To Bed, meet near the barn
Wed Sept 25, 5:45-6:45 pm: Celebrate Fall Harvest: Cooking with Laura Bennett
Laura's last cooking demonstration at the garden was such a success, we requested one more before the garden season is over, and she is excited to offer another one!
Please come and enjoy some simple healthy creations from your bountiful fall harvest! We will be grilling a few items for a simple weeknight meal featuring all the fall "beauties" such as tomatoes, squash, onions, peppers, garlic and tomatillos. Incorporating herbs into your meals is a simple way to add a variety of flavors into your meals (eg. thyme, basil, sage and chives). The menu will consist of: squash with a pstou sauce, stuffed squash on the grill, salsa made using a variety of dried chilies and gazpacho. Adding vegetables into your diet is easy, so join us for a fun fall cooking demonstration and socialize with your garden community!
Please bring a chair and anything extra you'd like to throw on the grill.
Thurs Oct 31, 2019: Pre-register your plot for the 2o20 season starting Oct 31! Save your favorite plot or reserve a new one, Email to join our gardening community next year.
Repeating Garden Events
Thursday Garden Project Day: 6:30 pm. Every Thursday gardeners will be out at the garden working on group projects and getting their twelve service hours taken care of for the season. Please come out and help organize and maintain garden community spaces.
Sunday Pollinator Garden Maintenance: 7 am-12 pm, The pollinator garden is the beatiful area at the front entrance of the garden where a variety of species friendly to Pollinators have been planted. Please join the dedicated crew who helps maintain this garden. Even if you can only dedicate an hour or two to any project day, your service to our community garden is essential to maintaing and preserving this wonderful community resource.
First Monday of Each Month: All gardener Meeting is held at 6 pm at the Standley Lake Library in the small meeting room. Please join us to provide feedback and help with planning and maintenance of this 100% volunteer-run organization.
Denver Urban Gardens Activities
Bookmark Denver Urban Gardens for seed and plant sales, workshops, and access to their events calendar.