Welcome to the Arvada Gardeners website!

Growing with the Community

A community garden is a shared space gardened by a group of people. In Arvada, Colorado, the Arvada Gardeners manage two community gardens - the main Arvada Community Gardens with 140 plots on City land and one smaller site - at the Well House called the Delva Community Garden - on private property.

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                                   Annual Arvada Gardeners 

OPEN HOUSE

 Saturday, August 13th, 2016

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Arvada Community Gardens

9195 W. 57th Ave.  

The Arvada Community garden is celebrating our 49th year of service to the Arvada Community! We will be holding our 21st Annual Open House on Saturday, August 13th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  

This year's gardeners will be bringing in their favorite dish made from items grown in their gardens to share with the public.  These dishes will include many Russian, Asian and American cuisine.  The PUT-N-TAKE Table will be open--gardeners place something from their garden plots on the PUT table for others to TAKE as they wish.  The club will supply drinks and other refreshments, will cook their famous plot-to-pot-corn-on-the-cob, will provide tours of the community garden including improvements made with recent grant awards, and will offer advice on gardening in Arvada's climate.  

There will be a contest where attendees will be the judges and will select the best looking garden from among all of the plots.  Many local merchants have also donated garden related items to be given out as gate (door) prizes and there will be gift bags for the kids.  For more information, check our website www.arvadagardeners.org

Bring the whole family!! 

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Thinking about becoming a member? Contact Jerrie Mathews at 303-431-3614. Watch this space for announcements.

Garden Plots Available for 2016

 

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NEW COMMUNITY GARDEN IN ARVADA An exciting neighborhood food project has commenced in NW Arvada (Alkire & 83rd). The City of Arvada is working jointly with the community to enlarge Rose Roots Community Garden, Community Orchards, and Community Sustained Agriculture (Star Gardens). If you would like to join their mailing list to stay up-to-date on their progress please contact Kristin Muery, email: Kristin.Muery at Level3.com.

 

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SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY   Our club participates in many activities within the community. From providing support for city-sponsored events to helping preserve the heritage of gardening in the area, our focus is to have fun while increasing our sense of community pride. The Arvada Harvest Festival and the Festival of Scarecrows are just two of our favorites.

 

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SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL FOOD BANK   We support the Arvada Community Food Bank and Jeffco Action Center by allocating dedicated garden plots to these organizations. In 2014 we donated 1913 pounds of fresh produce, our best year ever. In 2015 we will encourage all members and renters to plant a little extra to help reach this goal. An on-site refrigerator provides safe and convenient storage of produce between deliveries.

 

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The DELVA COMMUNITY GARDEN located on the grounds of The Well House Assisted Living Home, 6501 W. 60th Ave., Arvada, Co., has really been a garden since 1954, when Ed Delva moved his family from North Denver to Arvada.  When Ed Delva died in 2008 the fate of the garden was uncertain. It was far too big for just a few gardeners to maintain.  The neighborhood was nervous about what would happen to the land.  Mr. Delva, as well as the garden, had been a fixture in the neighborhood and no one wanted to see the garden lost. The family contacted the Arvada Gardeners in 2010 with a proposal to the turn the garden into a community garden.  Delva Community Gardens has 20 plots available to rent each year.