Fresh Food Access


Gardening at Civic Center Park

Join Slow Food Denver and Grow Local Colorado for a morning of tending to the gardens.  We will be weeding, planting, harvesting, and enjoying the Denver morning sun.

All of the produce harvested from these gardens is donated to local food banks and shelters in the Denver area.  With your help we can donate fresh, organic produce to those in need!

Volunteer dates: 8/12, 8/26, 9/09, 9/23 

Click here for more information and to sign up.

We Tend to Grow:

We Tend to Grow is a morning of dirty hands, good food, and new thoughts. Deep in the soil, the root of a plant is where everything starts. Our hope is that this series brings us all closer to our food, our communities, and each other. 

We Tend to Grow is a series of volunteer days in gardens throughout the Denver-metro area. Each volunteer day is followed by a seasonal and delicious brunch, prepared by Chef Linda Kiker (co-director of GLC). We’ll garden a bit, talk and laugh together, and form some new connections: to the plants and to each other.

We Tend to Grow will return Summer 2022!

About Grow Local Colorado

Grow Local Colorado is a group of volunteers dedicated to promoting local food, local community, and local economy. With over 11 gardens throughout the city of Denver, they are a fully volunteer-driven group. GLC not only plants, tends to, harvests and donates food, they also grow friendships while learning about the needs of the community. They deliver produce to over one dozen organizations serving those in need. More connections means a stronger, healthier, happier community.
Learn more on their website.

Did you know that Slow Food Denver helped start Grow Local Colorado’s first garden at Civic Center Park – designing the garden, providing plant starts and helping to plant them?! The garden was beautiful and bountiful that first season, so Denver Parks and Recreation allowed Grow Local Colorado to continue growing the garden. Slow Food Denver continues to support this amazing garden, growing and harvesting produce that is donated to communities in need.