Monthly Newsletter

October 2019 TUF Snapshot

FarmFest Success

Celebrating the Autumnal Equinox on September 22, our 10th Annual FarmFest was a beautiful fall day. With over 1,500 visitors, we had the opportunity to introduce our chickens, goats, cows, and other critters, as well as show off our state-of-the-art Gompers Greenhouse. The number of new families visiting the Farm for the first time was delightful. Between the hayrides, the bouncy horse, arts and crafts, and learning about the Farm’s animals and plants, it was a full day. A huge thank you to all our sponsors and vendors; you help make the day special and memorable. And a big shout-out to all our volunteers. You were welcoming, engaged, and helped bring delight to many. To all who attended, we look forward to future visits with you, whether through after school programs, field trips and community service through school, or another family day. Please come visit us again soon.


Candy Crawl

Saturday, October 12, 2019  3pm–5pmJoin The Urban Farm for a SCREAMING good time! Northfield will host its third-annual FREE Candy Crawl on Main Street. Hay rides, face paint, pumpkin craft, Ghostbusters, DPD District 5, Fire Fighters and more! Click here for more info. 

Boo on the Bluff

Saturday, October 26⋅10:00am–1:00pm
Trick or Treat your way around Bluff Lake Nature Center, while visiting stations various stations, including The Urban Farm. Click here for more info.

New Class: Farming for the Future

Open to all ages, kids under 8 need an adult present. 
Learn more here. 

Becoming a Volunteer

If you are looking for a fun and fulfilling activity, we would love to have you volunteer at the Urban Farm.

We offer an abundance of volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals whether you are looking for something just for the summer or year round. Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity for adults and kids ages 8 and up.

Our volunteer opportunities include:

  • Adopt a Pen: If only animals could clean up after themselves, right? Our horses aren’t quite ready for that but if you are interested in adopting a pen and getting to know one of our equine friends, our volunteer coordinators can get you set up.
  • Children’s Garden: Kids love to play in the Children’s Garden and we want to keep it beautiful and clean to continue providing a great place for kids to play and parents to relax in the shade.
  • Greenhouse: Our new greenhouse is beautiful and we are looking for gardeners who can help showcase the outside.
  • Community Garden: The Farm plots need tending to and the plants need to be harvested for our TUF mercantile.
  • Poultry: We just put the finishing touches on our final coop but our coops always need cleaning and regular maintenance to keep them looking their best for our winged friends.
  • Goats and Sheep: With six new babies joining our TUF family, we have a lot going on with our goats and sheep. Come clean a pen, walk a goat, and help keep them happy and healthy. 

Steps to Becoming a Volunteer
1. Attend one of our Volunteer Orientations.
2. Become a TUF member.
3. Fill out background check (adults only)
5. Start volunteering

Upcoming Volunteer Orientation Dates
All are 9:00am-10:00am

  • September 21, 2019
  • October 19, 2019
  • November 16, 2019

4-H Update

New Year of 4-H Begins

The new 4H year begins this month with sign -ups and project kick offs. If you missed the open house September 28 please email Amy.

For more information about 4-H, email Amy Marrs, TUF 4-H leader.

 
 
 

Visit The Farm

Consider becoming a member and enjoy wider access, free entry, and discounts on eggs, T-shirts, and more, click here.

Open to the Public
Our public hours are Monday to Thursday and Saturday, 10:00am–1:00pm 

Come visit the animals, $5 per person.

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Urban Farm is established and maintained by The Urban Farm, a Colorado non-profit corporation, for the people of the City and County of Denver and for the general public in cooperation with the Denver Parks and Recreation Department.