In recent years, local food, urban farming and agricultural practices have been recent additions to the sustainability discussion. In Colorado, agriculture alone contributes $41 billion to the state economy, employing nearly 173,000 people!
Our decisions about what we eat will change how food is grown, who grows it and the community we live in.
In 2018, 23 out of the 24 plots were rented and approximately one third of those renters were new to the garden. There is a wait list once more for the 2019 year.
The garden conducted its first member survey in summer of 2018. 86% of gardeners indicated that they were either “Satisfied” or “Very Satisfied” with the garden. When asked what their favorite thing about the garden was, among other responses, gardeners replied: “Shared tools”; “Friendly people, informal atmosphere”; “The garden itself - location, nice setup, etc.”; “Seeing things grow”; and “Visiting with other gardeners”.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on availability for 2019.
Located at 1108 Lincoln Avenue, Louisville Community Gardens has been running since 2016, working to grow local and healthy produce while teaching participating residents how to plant, grow and maintain a garden.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
A CSA model involves consumers who support a farmer financially by paying for a share of the farm's production prior to each growing season. Think a magazine subscription! This arrangement allows farmers to buy needed upfront capital without as much financial strain - the seeds, transplants and other inputs they need for the growing season, as well as paying their farm labor without waiting until harvest to generate revenue.
Why a CSA?
- Community Investment
- Healthier Soil
- Young Farmers
- Less Debt for Farmers
- Farmer-Member Relationship