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Rose RootZone July Iss. 1

Rose Roots Gardeners,

Happy Fourth of July! As community gardeners, we can take a moment to reflect on what our contributions bring to our community, our state, and our country. Here are some thoughts on the topic from some great minds:

“This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”

Maya Angelou

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”

Albert Einstein

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Winston Churchill

"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."

John F. Kennedy

With these thoughts, we begin our giving season this month, as gardeners growing food, community and beauty. As we nurture the soil, produce and pollinators, we also nurture our souls by lifting others up. As such....

Rose Roots Produce Donation Program is in Full Swing!

Our annual produce donation program begins on July 7 for the Veggie Van and July 11 for The Community Table.

You are encouraged to donate your surplus produce to either or both of these “feed the hungry fresh vegetables” organizations located in Arvada

Please place your donated produce in the barn inside the refrigerator for perishable produce or in the black bins for non-perishable produce.

Every Monday (except on July 4 and September 5) volunteers will be weighing and delivering whatever produce is in the refrigerator and/or in the black bins to The Community Table.

Every Thursday, volunteers will be helping “Veggie Van Doris” to weigh and load her vehicle with whatever produce is in the refrigerator and/or in the black bins for the Veggie Van.

You are asked to place your donated produce inside the barn before 9:00 am on both Monday and Thursday.

We still need volunteers on Thursdays to help organize produce for the Veggie Van. All shifts go towards service hours and you can sign up for a shift Here.

Cindee and John Malito harvesting!

For questions or for more information, please contact Produce Donation Lead Cindee Malito at You may also contact her at 303.257.2515. Thank you for donating your harvest!


  • Sunflowers and corn should not be planted on the half of your plot that is immediately adjacent to other plots. If sunflowers or corn are notably shading your neighbors plot, they will be removed.

  • Feel free to water any plots with "Water Me" signs in as this is a high season for travel. Your neighbors will appreciate it!

Upcoming Events

  • Sat July 9, 8:30-12:30 pm: Westside Work Party (come when you can, leave when you must)

  • Sun July 10, 5:30 pm: Ten Year Anniversary Celebration with BBQ, potluck and Live Music. All community welcome. Please bring a side or dessert. Don't miss our biggest event of the season and come celebrate with your garden community!

  • Tues July 12, 6:30 pm: Monthly Steering Committee Meeting (at garden, unless changes due to weather are noted on the calendar by 5:30 pm on the date of the meeting).

  • Sat July 16, 8:30-12:30: pm Westside Work Party

  • Thurs July 21, 6:30 pm: Music in the Garden with Tim Merkel

We look forward to seeing you out at the garden!

Rose Roots Leadership Team

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