Colorado Gives Day is TODAY – Meet our Magic Kingdom

Imagine a farm in the middle of a bustling, great city, a place that is apart but easily accessible, a place that encourages curiosity and imagination. Imagine a magical place. There is such a place. It exists in Denver. It is The Urban Farm.

 

 

Every day kids at The Urban Farm are learning about the miracle of growing food from seeds; they are learning about how to take care of animals—and some are preserving endangered breeds of sheep. Others are experiencing the joy of working with horses. These and so many other experiences are what make The Urban Farm so special.  And through these experiences important life skills such as respect, responsibility, grit, caring, and curiosity are taught.

While there are many organizations that focus on growing things, and many organizations that focus on animal husbandry, and many organizations that focus on equine education, The Farm is unique in that all of these things work together on one site to create a learning environment that can engage a wide diversity of young people, especially those who have difficulty finding a “home” for their interests in a more traditional school setting.  Caring for an animal or nurturing plants are wonderful ways of learning about our larger world and our responsibilities to it.

2018 was an important year for our magic kingdom. We finished construction of a greenhouse that will allow us to continue our growing programs on a year-round basis. We have built a new, rodent-proof fence around our garden areas. We have rehoused our poultry facilities.  But these improvements are just tools to help us enlarge and improve our educational programs.  We have expanded and improved summer camps that bring kids in contact with a wide variety of Farm experiences; we have increased school field trips and expanded service learning programs.
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In 2019 we will use our improved facilities as a platform for enlarging participation by families, schools, community service groups, and the community at large in all our programs.
 
Unlike many organizations that can rest one or two days a week, our work continues seven days a week, 24 hours every day. 
 
Your financial support is essential for us to continue the magic. Please make a generous contribution to The Urban Farm on #COGivesDay, December 4.