6129_1159686005740_1259694_nHi!   I am an avid gardener both at home and at Rosedale Community Garden in Denver where I’ve had a plot for 20 years.    At Rosedale, I’ve played an active role as a garden leader, most recently coordinating the annual garden sale, assisting in the reorganization of the leadership structure and heading up activities.   In 2015, I started a donation garden at my church with eight raised beds and a goal of donating 500 pounds of fresh produce to local food banks. As a mother of six, I am also particularly interested in supporting children in the garden.

I am very interested in learning more about gardening, how to preserve the food I grow, incorporating  fresh local produce into my cooking and living a healthy lifestyle.    In addition to working my community plots with a group of  girlfriends and family, I recently completed the Master Community Gardener Program through Denver Urban Gardens and am a shareholder at the Chatfield CSA.

In addition to gardening, I also participate in a wide range of sports activities including skiing, hiking, swimming, snowshoeing, Pilates,  biking, triathlons and more.    I enjoy reading, cooking, crafting, knitting, planning events and having fun.    I am eager to share what I’ve learned and the adventures I have learning about gardening and more in sunny, dry Colorado.

Ana can be contacted at anaincolorado@gmail.com

2018 is my 20th year at Rosedale Community Garden.   Here are some photos through the years in my beloved Denver Urban Garden:

2009 with five year old Tristan.  2010 harvesting carrots, 2011 with Susan selecting pumpkins from our harvest.

2012 with Natalie and Dave, 2013 with Madelaine at the Harvest Sale.

2014 with Mom and Dylan (12) , 2015 with Smithies Stephanie and Kathleen

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