Growing Gardens: Boulder, Colorado
U.S. community gardening associations provide resources and space to those who wish to grow their own food, in the process helping to provide fresh local food and to reduce the energy footprint of what we eat. In Boulder, Colorado, the non-profit Growing Gardens manages 1,128 community gardeners yearly on more than 400 individual plots covering nine acres. The program supplies gardeners with water, mulch, tools, compost and training. In exchange, gardeners pay a modest fee, maintain their sites and agree to plant organically. Growing Gardens defines itself as a human services and youth development organization that uses sustainable gardening practices to assist immigrants, seniors, at-risk youth, people with disabilities and families.
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