Today, Teri Connelly and I had the honor of presenting at the 2016 Denver Urban Garden Leader Symposium. We discussed the initiatives in our communities to grow extra produce for donation to local charities including Project Angel Heart, Jovial Gardens, the Edgewater Elementary School and the Secret Community Donation Garden for Arvada Food Bank. You can read more about my work starting the St. Philip Community Donation last year in an article I wrote last summer. Attached is the Power Point Presentation from our talk today.
It was especially exciting to have the opportunity to connect with other garden leaders about their projects and discuss how we might work together. As always, it was wonderful to see our friends at Denver Urban Gardens and enjoy the news about their new logo, the addition of more gardens, more programming and plans for the future. I feel incredibly fortunate to be a member of one of the oldest community gardens in Denver (Rosedale) and to have benefited from the wonderful opportunities offered by Denver Urban Gardens — most notably, the Master Community Gardener Program.
After nearly 20 years as a community gardener, I have learned much about gardening in our arid state of Colorado and can finally count on an ample harvest each summer. I am committed to growing healthy organic food for my family and to sharing this wealth with others less fortunate. I hope that you will consider sharing the extra produce in your garden with local food pantries and others who need access to good food.