Community Garden


The garden is looking very different; a new barrier fence and watering system will greet the 2018 gardener thanks to a generous grant from Go Outdoors Colorado (GOCO).

Gardening options have expanded with leasing options, opportunities to join a garden co-op, and gardening classes.  You’re sure to find a program that will fit your needs.

Gardening Options  –  Garden Plots and Co-Ops – Applications

  1. Lease an individual plot – see pricing below
    Sizes range from Small, Medium, Large, and Extra-large
  2. Join a Garden Co-Op, share garden tasks, harvest, and meet new garden friends
  3. Gardening Classes

Returning gardeners in good standing may renew their current plot from January 1-31. You will be sent a private link to the rental form.   Beginning February 1, 2018, all remaining plots will be available to the public for lease.

Opening Meeting: All Community Gardeners are Required to Attend  4/14/2018   9:30am

Lease an Individual Garden Plot

  • Individual plots are available for lease + $15 registration fee
  • Small ($65) up to 130 sq. ft.
  • Medium ($75) up to 225 sq. ft.
  • Large ($85)up to 340 sq. ft.
  • Extra Large ($95) up to 450 sq. ft.

Join a Garden Co-Op (COG)

Garden with a Master Gardener and learn hands on as you collectively share in preparation, planting, watering, weeding, and maintenance; and share in the harvest. All plants, seeds, and tools are provided.  2017 Garden Co-Op produced almost 300# of food to share!

Beginning Co-Op Gardening:  No previous gardening experience necessary. $75 per gardener + $15 registration fee  Limit 10
Opening Meeting:  4/12/18  7:00 pm

Intermediate Co-Op Gardening:  A more involved experience includes 3 pre-season classes*; plant science, diseases and pests, garden planning and plant selection.  Gardeners will participate in plant selection and garden design.  Previous garden experience or completion of 2017 Garden Co-Op                 $100 per gardener + $15 registration fee Limit 10                                                     Pre-Enrolled Classes          2/22/18, 3/5/18, 3/8/18    6:00pm
*Classes are pre-enrolled and included in the price, do not select additional class enrollment for Seed to Plant, Developing a Plan for Planting and Growing, or Diseases and Pests.

Garden Plots and Co-Ops

Membership Not Required, But…  A mandatory membership is no longer required to participate in the gardening program.  If you are not a member, your access is the community garden only. If you wish to reap the benefits of membership, visit all of our cute animals, access other areas of the farm, receive discounts on select items, and further support The Urban Farm at Stapleton you will need to purchase a membership.

Garden plants and produce are never to be fed to our animals.  Many are toxic and can be fatal.

Contact Evelyn for further information.


DIG IT — MASTER GARDENER TIPS AND VIDEO FOR THE MILE-HIGH REGION: Tomatoes

Read Master Gardener’s, Evelyn Alton, advice on how to plant tomatoes for optimum growth and health in the Spring 2017 issue of the Aurora Sentinel Magazine.

“Be patient,” says Colorado Master Gardenersm Evelyn Alton. “The biggest mistake most mile-high tomato fans make is setting out tomatoes too soon. Cold, and especially cold soil, stunt tomato growth.” She’s one of Colorado State University gardening experts lending advice to Front Range residents who’ve never touched dirt with their own hands, as well as those veteran gardeners honing their skills…….

http://www.aurorasentinel.com/aurora-magazine/dig-it-gardening-tips-and-video-for-the-mile-high-region-tomatoes/