Community Gardens

Community gardens, shared land where people grow food together, play a central role in a healthy community, contributing to healthy eating, active living, food security, crime prevention, and overall well-being in those who cultivate them and in those who live nearby. Make TODAY Count! is supporting the community gardens here in Weld County in the following ways:

Community Garden Tour

The Greeley Community Garden Tour is a great opportunity to explore the beautiful community gardens here in town. Drive or bike to five local gardens, try garden-fresh food prepared by local chefs, and learn about a great community project. The tour is a fundraiser, and all proceeds go back to the community gardens. This year’s Community Garden Tour is August 21st, 2016 from 3:30-6:30pm. Click here to purchase tickets.

The Make TODAY Count! campaign hosted the 1st annual Greeley Community Garden Tour & Fundraiser on Sunday, September 8th, 2013. Approximately 75 people visited and learned about the five participating gardens here in Weld County, and over $500 was raised for the gardens! Visitors rode their bikes to the different gardens, and enjoyed food prepared by local chefs. Stops on the tour included:

Local chefs from the following places prepared garden-fresh food for the tour:

To learn more about getting involved with a community garden in Weld County, click here.

Learn about Greeley’s community gardens below!
UNC Community Garden
Reservoir Road,
North of Nottingham Field
Established, 2007
This is the second oldest community garden in Greeley. Many of the gardeners are students, professors and other faculty from the university. Most gardeners are neighborhood folks from within the University District. Most gardeners have a drip irrigation system in place.
Overall size: 12,000 sq. ft.
Plot size: 15’x 15’
Type: slightly raised beds
Open to the Public: yes
Organic: yes
Water System: individual water connection, gardeners can hook up their own drip systems.
Cost: $25 per plot
On-site Composting: yes

Contact
Deb DeBoutez, City of Greeley, 970-336-4167
deborah.deboutez@greeleygov.com
http://greeleygov.com/services/neighborhood-resource-office

Plumb Farm Community Garden
10th Street & 39th Avenue
Established, 2008

This garden has nine plots and is irrigated by ditch water, just like in historic Union Colony days. The farm and garden were given to the city’s museum as a memorial to the foresight and determination of the C.O. Plumb family, and is recognized as one of Colorado’s Centennial Farms. Most gardeners have a drip irrigation system in place.
Overall size: 3,200 sq. ft.
Plot size: 15’x 20’
Type: rows
Open to the Public: yes
Organic: yes
Water System: individual water connection, gardeners can hook up their own drip systems.
Cost: $25 per plot
On-site Composting: yes

Contact
Deb DeBoutez, City of Greeley, 970-336-4167
deborah.deboutez@greeleygov.com
http://greeleygov.com/services/neighborhood-resource-office

Clay Center Community Garden
1024 6th Avenue
Established, 2010

Tim Preston, the owner of the Clay Center, provides the fenced land and access to water for this garden. Home of an eclectic mix of Greeley residents, clients of Schaefer Enterprises, Envision, and young families. The garden has raised beds, big harvests, and is located in the historic Sunrise neighborhood.

Overall size: 1,000 sq. ft.
Plot size: 4 4’x 8’
Type: deep raised beds
Open to the Public: yes
Organic: yes
Water System: communal spigots, dragging hoses
Cost: $25 per plot
On-site Composting: yes, communal composting in Earth Machine™ bins and open air piles.

Contact
Deb DeBoutez, City of Greeley, 970-336-4167
deborah.deboutez@greeleygov.com
http://greeleygov.com/services/neighborhood-resource-office

Houston Gardens
515 23rd Avenue
Established, 1970s

Situated on the land of one of Greeley’s early settlers, Houston Gardens include a nature center, community garden, and areas for outdoor events. It is now managed by the West Greeley Conservation District.

Overall size: 12,000 sq. ft.
Plot size: 10’x 66’
Type: rows
Open to the Public: yes
Organic: Discourage the use of chemicals but cannot be organic because of the ditch water used.
Water System: A large pipe that connects to the ditch water with gates that open and close on each person’s plot.
Cost: $20 per half plot, $35 for a full plot
On-site Composting.

Contact
970-356-8097 ext 3
Houston.gardens@wgcd.org
www.houstongardens.org

Victory Garden
1110 M. Street
Established, 2013

Weld Food Bank (WFB) is partnering with Alternative Homes for Youth (AHFY) to provide horticultural therapy, farm-totable culinary training, and other support for its residents. The garden will offer an array of workshops, field days, and other educational opportunities for other locals. Volunteer opportunities are available. The garden provides fresh produce for AHFY and WFB clients.

Type: combination
Open to the Public: no, plots are not open to the public but
volunteer opportunities are.
Organic: yes
Water System: TBD
On-site Composting: yes

Contact
Emily Griffith 970-353-6010 x 207
emily.griffith@ahfy.org
www.weldfoodbank.org

Peapod Patch
Fellowship Church
2376 47th Avenue
Established, 2008

The Peapod Patch is an organic garden for those who want a peaceful place to plant their favorite herbs, flowers and veggies. It is located at the Fellowship Church in Greeley.

Overall Size: 1,200 sq. ft.
Plot Size: 6’x 10’
Type: rows
Open to the Public: yes
Organic: yes
Water System: yes
Cost: $15 per plot
On-site Composting: yes

Contact
Edith Nedrud, 970-371-4589
edithned123@gmail.com
fellowshipgreeley.org

Accessible Garden at Connections for Independent Living
1331 8th Ave
Established, 2013

The community garden at Connections for Independent Living serves the disabled community of Northern Colorado. The garden provides a holistic approach to problems such as isolation, depression, low self-esteem, and extreme poverty. The garden creates a community of peer gardeners, engenders a sense of accountability and accomplishment, and provides opportunities for outdoor activity and exercise.

Contact
Lynda McCullough, 970-352-8682
Lynda@connectionsil.com

West Greeley Baptist Community Garden
3251 West 22nd Street
Established, 2010

This garden is situated in a beautiful setting next to Sanborn Park. Its plots are separated by 3-4′ paths. Most gardeners raise vegetables or a mix of vegetables and flowers. Fences or other structures may be added to the gardeners’ plot but must be removed at the end of the growing season. The whole garden is tilled each spring by the garden coordinator and is usually ready to plant by March 1.

Overall size: 7,570 sq. ft.
Plot size: 20’x 25′
Type: rows
Open to the Public: yes
Organic: yes
Water System: yes
Cost: $25 per plot
On-site Composting: no

Contact
Susan Trostle, 970-330-0786
garden.coordinator@yahoo.com
www.westgreeleybaptist.com

Ubuntu Community Gardens & Orchard
Family of Christ Presbyterian Church
2410 35th Avenue
Established, 2013

Ubuntu Community Gardens & Orchard
Family of Christ Presbyterian Church
2414 35th Avenue
Established, 2013
Ubuntu hosts gatherings each Wednesday to eat, grow, and work together. Gardeners are strongly encouraged to attend these weekly events. Each gardener tends two 5’ x 15‘ plots and also contributes to the upkeep of common areas. Shared projects include a jubilee garden (to support food insecure families), a melon/squash patch, a cut flower garden, an herb garden, a xeriscape demonstration garden, and (someday soon) a community orchard. The richness of Ubuntu comes from being a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, multi-racial, multi-religious group of gardeners that values the unique contributions of each member of the community.
Overall Size: 4 Acres
Plot Size: 10’x 15’
Type: raised beds
Open to the Public: yes
Organic: yes
Water System: drip, spigot system
Cost: $30/plot, sponsorships available
On-site Composting: yes

Contact
Doug Campbell, 970-590-7332
ubuntucommunitygardens@gmail.com
Visit us on Facebook: Ubuntu Community Gardens & Orchard

Children’s Garden
919 A Street
Established, 2014

The mission of The Children’s Garden is to provide a place for children and community to connect with the earth, learn, participate, experience, and enjoy the fruits of their labor. All are welcome to come out and garden with us. The volunteers who work the land will participate in the harvest.

Overall size: 2400 square feet
Type: rows
Open to public: yes
Organic: yes
Water system: drip
Cost: no fee

Contact
Mil Hart, 970-396-2454
Kim Trivino, 708-543-0084

To sign up for a community garden: 970-336-4167

or email: deborah.deboutez@greeleygov.com

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