Help us plan the next Community Garden!

Consultation has concluded.

Throughout the development of the 2017 Imagine Lakewood! arts, parks and recreation master plan, Lakewood residents spoke up and said that adding more community gardening opportunities is important.

In the spring and summer of 2018, the City engaged with residents about where there might be interest in developing a new community garden. A survey and public meetings yielded sufficient excitement and interest about a garden in southeast Lakewood and specifically Jefferson Green Park, 3333 S. Field Court. The community garden at Jefferson Green Park will open in 2019. Check the updates tab for the latest news and

Consultation has concluded.

Throughout the development of the 2017 Imagine Lakewood! arts, parks and recreation master plan, Lakewood residents spoke up and said that adding more community gardening opportunities is important.

In the spring and summer of 2018, the City engaged with residents about where there might be interest in developing a new community garden. A survey and public meetings yielded sufficient excitement and interest about a garden in southeast Lakewood and specifically Jefferson Green Park, 3333 S. Field Court. The community garden at Jefferson Green Park will open in 2019. Check the updates tab for the latest news and information. Thanks for getting involved!


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  • Free-roaming cats urinating and defecating in and on community garden produce

    by mulligan42199, over 1 year ago

    Per Animal Control on the Lakewood, Colorado website, "Cats are free-roaming and do not require a leash when outdoors."  

    I live next to Jefferson Green Park and although our community has rules prohibiting unleashed cats or dogs on the property, these rules are not enforced for cat owners.  On a daily basis, year round, "free-roaming" cats wander the neighborhood, including Jefferson Green Park, stopping anywhere and everywhere to urinate and defecate at their leisure. Cats don't care - they'll 'spray' your tomatoes, your greens or your pretty flowers, then poop on your pumpkin.  

    Nothing is better than fresh food straight from the garden... Continue reading

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  • Back Yard Gardening

    by Bob Sparrow, over 1 year ago

    I have a 500 sq ft back yard vegetable garden and am interested in sharing ideas and experience with other like minded people.

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  • Can we have chickens?

    by marcia823, over 1 year ago

    In a past life I had access to fresh eggs and would love to figure out a way to have access again. Perhaps this could be something to consider; co-op could provide eggs = beneficial chicken manure for garden?

  • Gardening provides my Family with Better Food all year round

    by clmonical, almost 2 years ago

    As a young girl in Illinois my mother always grew wonderful tomatoes & peaches and one year my father rented the old High School's Football field and we planted it.  Over an acre of Corn and Watermelon and rows of other veggies grew in the hot, black, Illinois soil that year ....and we preserved much of it and it lasted our large family several years of jarred food and frozen food.  We never discussed "GMO"s or water quality or Organic, Sustainable Methods back then.   There just was no other way to grow.

    Four decades later, I re-discovered the joy of... Continue reading

  • front yard gardener

    by samanthacook, almost 2 years ago

    Hi!

    We built an awesome vegetable garden in the front yard last summer in an area previously occupied by an unhealthy cherry tree.  We have 2 large raised beds, and grew a ton of green beans and tomatoes and carrots and lettuce/spinach/arugula.  Being in the garden drew the neighbors over, and we would place extra harvest goodies on the sidewalk to share.  It is a great way to be outside and active, it also looks really cool.  We definitely need more gardening!!

  • School/Community Garden Success

    by christy, almost 2 years ago
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    We opened our new School/Community Garden at Green Gables Elementary School this past spring after a few years of planning and fundraising and construction. The garden has turned out to be a tremendous success—more successful than we ever imagined it would be!!! The garden has provided countless benefits to our school, individual gardeners, and our neighborhood as a whole.

    The garden has been a huge hit for the students and teachers at the school—everyone loves to be out in the garden and outdoor classroom. Teachers are finding new ways throughout the school year to connect the garden to the curriculum... Continue reading

  • Benefits of gardening

    by Forecynthia, almost 2 years ago

    I had one of the first plots at the Ute Trail Garden. The reasons I joined were to grow more veggies than what I could in pots around my home, to increase my knowledge about gardening in Colorado, to meet others in my community, and to get some good outdoor physical activity in. Also, it was convenient that the garden was within a mile from my home. 

    I had a beautiful productive plot that I maintained on my own, except for a few neighbor gardeners occasionally helping out with watering. However, I only participated in the garden one season because... Continue reading

  • Things to consider when planning a community garden

    by suzramsey, almost 2 years ago

    I am an avid gardener and participated in the Eiber Elementary Community Garden for several years even though I also have a garden at my house which is only a couple of blocks from the school. 

    I was so gung-ho in the first and second years and had very nice harvests, met new neighbors, and felt very good about what we were doing. But I also saw that people would sign up for a garden plot and not tend it as much as it needed, especially later in the growing season. And when we had community work times only a... Continue reading

  • More than One Tomato

    by wingwrite, almost 2 years ago

    It is a joke in my family but no matter how many tomato plants I may plant, I only seem to grow one tomato. I have been raised on potted tomato plants because my family never really had an area for a decent garden. At this point in my life, I have a shaded patio which does not offer enough sun to my tomato plants. My daughter, when she was twelve went over to a friend's house who had beautiful tomato plants bursting with the fruit. Until that point, she thought all tomato plants yielded just one tomato. I want... Continue reading

  • A Happy Gardener at Ute Trail Community Garden

    by mwd359, almost 2 years ago
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    I was lucky enough to be one of the gardeners chosen when the Ute Trail garden was started about 6 years ago. A friend invited me to join in her plot. While I had some experience with perennials, the only vegetable gardening experience I had was helping my Mom as  a kid-a very long time ago.  But I "dug" right in so to speak and have learned so much and now am able to grow quite a few things. I have shared my plot with different friends and last year managed the plot by myself- I felt confident... Continue reading