Rose RootZone Sept 2021: Iss. 1: Halcyon Garden Days

We are in the halcyon days of summer harvest at Rose Roots and grateful to have such a wonderfully productive and engaged community. We would like to thank all of you gardeners for helping us reach our 15,000 lb donation goal over the last 9 years of donating to community organizations in need. In light of surpassing this significant milestone, our Produce Donation Team Lead, Theresa McKinney, would like to offer the lead role to an enthusiastic gardener in 2022. We thank Theresa for the many hours she’s dedicated to help improve our community engagement and garden infrastructure over the years. Let us know if you are interested in this role, among others mentioned below, which will be appointed In Feb 2022 by the 2022 Leadership Team.

Upcoming: Tomorrow Sat Sept 4 from 9 to 10 am don't forget to bring your cardboard, dry leaves and grass and drop off with VP Patty for our Westside Landscaping Project.

September Updates

Pre-Registration Form for 2022 is Available!

We would like to know if you’re coming back next season! You must complete the Pre-Registration form if you are a returning gardener and would like to reserve your plot for 2022, or if you are a new gardener and would like to be placed on our waitlist. If you are not returning, please also fill out the form and let us know why you choose not to return. Your feedback will help us improve the gardening experience for others. Fill out the Pre-Registration Form Here.

Plot fees are between $35 and $75 dollars depending on the size of the plot. Plot sizes are (1) full 15' x 15' plots, (2) half plots 15' x 7' plots and (3) raised ADA beds. All plot assignments are subject to availability. Plot fees include water, compost, tool usage, workshops, and community building events. This form will be available from Nov 1, 2021 to Feb 28, 2022. On March 1st, 2022l we will start assigning available plots to new potential gardeners on our Waitlist.

Every season we have a waitlist for plots. Therefore, we want to ensure participation for as many gardeners as our garden's capacity so help us plan by filling out the form above early! If you are a new gardener, we will let you know of plot availability by April 30, 2022. Our garden opens early May when the City turns the water on.

Note: We require that all plots be planted by June 1st of each season. After June 1st, any unplanted plots will be offered to gardeners on the waitlist who have not received a plot assignment. We offer a 25% off discount for unplanted plots since we consider this a delayed start to the gardening season, As such, should a plot become available at that time, please note if you would be interested on the form.

Thank you to Joan, our garden Rose Fairy, for nurturing our roses!

Harvest Fest Cancelled

The Harvest festival was cancelled, again. You can cut those zucchini you’ve been saving for the growing contest and make a ton of zucchini bread now. Boom.

DUG Concessionaire Agreement Renewed

The Denver Urban Gardens concessionaire agreement was renewed by the City for 2022, which essentially means Rose Roots gardeners will have continuing access to great workshops and other gardening resources you can check out Here. We are continuing to pursue 501(c)3 status so that we may take steps towards managing our garden internally in the future. In the meantime, we look forward to using DUGs online registration next season, future micro-networking events with our regional neighboring gardens, and other opportunities to engage with our Sister Gardens, Beeler Community Garden in Aurora and George Washington School Community Garden in Denver. We especially appreciate all the extra support Lara, DUG Director of Operations, has offered our leadership teams through the years.

Fun times at DUG Micro-networking Event (pics below):