"Green chiles are important to me," says gardener Letitia Salazar Monk. The Anaheim green chiles that she grows at the Eastside Growers Collective are a symbol of her heritage: Her ancestors were Yaki hunters in New Mexico, and her philosophy is rooted in indigenous food production and gathering. S ... More >>
The thirty-plot community garden lies in the shadow of Liggins Towers, a brick high-rise full of Section 8 apartments in northeast Park Hill. The property is owned by Zion Baptist Church, the oldest African-American congregation west of the Mississippi, but the garden is relatively new; the Eastside ... More >>
Denver Urban Gardens has over 100 gardens in and around Denver, so chances are, if you've live anywhere near or in Denver, you've seen one. Urban gardening provides community residents the oppurtunity to grow their own food, participate in urban renewal and to help local nonprofits out with h ... More >>
Jenny AnDespite Colorado's short growing season, there's a growing movement in town of restaurants starting their own gardens. And Parsley has taken the local movement to a new level -- its roof. The tiny, organically-minded lunch spot in the Golden Triangle has planted a garden on top of it ... More >>
Traditionally, several Native American groups planted sunflowers on the north side of their gardens as a "fourth sister" to complement the better known three sisters combination of corn, beans, and squash. Denver gardeners can cultivate a quick history and pay tribute to a north-side Denver ... More >>
FlickrAt this writing, the most viewed Boulder Daily Camera article involves Christian Eduardo Guitierrez and Christopher James Bagnall II, 26-year-olds ticketed for allegedly picking, stomping or otherwise destroying tulips on the Pearl Street Mall. It's a uniquely Boulder story -- one that ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Denver loves the home-grown chain Chipotle, and the restaurant empire has been loving Denver right back. On September 11, several Chipotle locations donated a portion of their proceeds to B-Cycle. And today, all metro-area Chipotles will ll be giving 50 percent of the proceeds ... More >>
railyarddogs.orgRailyard Dog Park construction.Students returning to East High School today can look forward to a lesson in community involvement over the next two years, courtesy of Denver's parks department. By the end of September, the city plans to demolish the former Safeway/Church in t ... More >>
Joel WarnerHolly Arnold Kinney and neighbor Matt Slater in Kinney's greenhouseMost of the gardening operations I've been exploring as part of "Urbavore's Dilemma," my summer-long series on the local urban agriculture movement, are grassroots affairs: compost bins made from recycled plastic b ... More >>
Joel WarnerHolly Arnold Kinney and neighbor Matt Slater in Kinney's greenhouseUrbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, covering everything from backy ... More >>
For everything, there is a season -- and for this greenhouse, it's the last winter.This week, crews at the Denver Botanic Gardens are removing ten greenhouses, many of which have been at the DBG's York Street site for decades, in advance of a $16 million renovation that should be completed by ... More >>
Joel WarnerAshara Ekundayo and Maurice Ka at the Eastside Growers Collective gardenUrbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, covering everything from ... More >>
Urbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, covering everything from backyard chickens to front-lawn gardens, from greenhouses to co-ops and food-sharing. Chec ... More >>
Urbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, covering everything from backyard chickens to front-lawn gardens, from greenhouses to co-ops and food-sharing. His ... More >>
Channel your inner fairy or elf at this annual springtime parade.
For weeks, I chronicled my attempts to grow a Denver Daisy -- a PlantSelect seed that's the progeny of Rudbeckia birta and Rudbeckia "Prairie Sun," specifically chosen to commemorate the City and County of Denver's 150th birthday on November 22, 2008," according to the packets of free seeds distribu ... More >>
On day eight -- a dozen short of the predicted germination date -- my second pot of Denver daisies hit the dirt. As detailed in this report, the sole Denver daisy to emerge from my last attempt mysteriously disappeared into dust while I was out of town. This time, the culprit was clear: a squirrel ... More >>
It used to be that Mother's Day was considered the safe day to plant in Denver. But after those May 13 snow showers, experts revised their estimate, emphasizing that the real first day to safely plant gardens in this town is May 15. So yesterday, I planted my Rudbeckia, the trademarked Denver Daisy ... More >>
When it comes to the Southwest, English is the new Spanish.
Old Matelski had a farm ...
CSU Master Gardener website
The French Flat
Where it's always showtime
Pawnee National Grassland
A fear of development is growing in community gardens around Denver.
The Wildflower at the Lodge at Vail
House of Rose
Rosedale Community Garden gives people a little piece of the prairie.
Box Canyon Restoration, City Park
Groundcovers Greenhouse and Nursery
Pleasant Avenue Nursery
Paths of Glory.
North High school's Greenhouse Club keeps on growing.
Gardening prodigy Jonah Bradley is already a perennial favorite.
When the U.S. declared war on drugs, Colorado's carnation industry went up in smoke
THIS IS BUCK OLETSKI. HE'LL GIVE YOU THE DIRT ON HIS FAMILY.