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October TUF Snapshot



From The Executive Director

Thanks to everyone who attended FarmFest 2017! It was great to see both long-time supporters and new faces.
Here are some of the highlights:

  • 320 in attendance and 110 volunteers
  • Storybook Farm with the Denver Public Library was a hit
  • Build a Fairy Garden, build a salad, and make a pizza were very popular
  • Oscar Blues donated beer, Mayfair Liquors donated wine, Tom Linzmeyer created and printed our FarmFest poster, and Hinman’s Bakery donated cookies
  • Jesse Cornett gave a fantastic performance

A big THANK YOU to all of our volunteers including the 4H kids, the TUF kids, their parents, our board members, and all who helped out. This was a successful event because of you.
Please join us for these events in October:

  • October 13 from 6 pm to 8pm Candy Crawl at Northfield
  • October 14 from 11 am to 2 pm Wildlife Refuge Day at the Arsenal
  • October 28 from 10 am to 1 pm Boo on the Bluff at BLNC

We hope to see you soon at the Farm,



Farmfest 2017


Outreach Volunteer Opps

New: Outreach volunteer opportunities for 4-H and TUF Kids

We have many offsite events throughout the year. We need your help to bring a little piece of TUF to our communities. See the list of events and register to volunteer here

4-H Information


OPEN HOUSE October 14, 11:00am, 10200 Smith Rd., Denver

Interested in 4-H? Want to learn what our club is all about? Please join us for TUF 4-H Open House; meet the leaders, our 4-H members, and the animals at the farm.

  • 4-H year begins in October and ends in September (think of a school year.) However, anyone ages 5 to 18 can join our club year round.
  • Cloverbuds are 5-7 year olds.
  • Traditional 4-Hers are 8 to 18 year olds.
  • Although we are located in the County of Denver, The Urban Farm 4-H Club is part of the Adams County Extension.
  • In order to participate at the Adams County Fair in August new members have to join our club and register with Adams County 4-H by May 1.
  • However, in order to participate in an animal project new members must join our club and register with Adams County 4-H by April 1. 

How do I get more information about The Urban Farm’s 4-H club? Email TUF 4-H Organizational Leader, Amy Marrs. Better yet, stop by the Farm on most Saturday mornings and see firsthand how this remarkable program works.

Check out our Facebook page for the most current TUF 4-H related info.

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


Fresh Produce Available

We still have lots of fresh lettuces and greens, basil and herbs for you. They will be available through the fall and winter!  Imagine a fresh mixed salad of a variety of green and red leaf lettuces, mizzuna, kale, arugula, spinach and Swiss chard, grown without pesticides or herbicides. Stop in during our new open hours (see below). We will have tomatoes for a short period of time as the season is closing.


New Fence Construction

A new fence for the Community Garden is due to start construction in Oct/Nov. I can’t tell you how excited Tomato Girl is; I am still squealing in joy too much to talk about it fully. We have a lot of work ahead of us to eliminate the pests; 2018 looks very promising!



Painted Ladies

What do you do when your broccoli goes to seed? Feed the Painted Ladies and bees!


Visit the Farm


We have new Farm hours for your visiting pleasure. Also, become a member and enjoy wider access, free entry, discount on eggs, T-shirts, and more, click here.

Hours of Operation
Our public hours are Monday to Thursday and Saturday, 10:00am–1:00pm 

Come visit the animals. $5 per person.



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Thank you to all our generous supporters. Please click here for a full list.