Sprout City Farms
Denver, Colorado, USA
MissionSprout City Farms builds educational urban farms to engage communities, strengthen neighborhood resiliency, and root farmers in the city. We envision a thriving local food system supported by a network of accessible city farms which nourish, and are nourished by, their surrounding communities.
What We DoSprout City Farms is an urban agriculture nonprofit organization based in Denver, CO, started by a group of farmers, researchers, teachers, business leaders, and community members that came together in 2010 with a vision for increasing food access and community resiliency through farming underutilized urban land.
Our farms serve as a platform for education, health, food justice advocacy, ecological stewardship, community wealth building, and neighborhood resiliency.
We recognize that Arapahoe and Cheyenne peoples are the traditional stewards of the land we are farming, and want to honor the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.
Since 2010, SCF has built:
Denver Green School Community Farm (DGS), a one-acre organic vegetable farm established in 2011 in partnership with Denver Public Schools;
Mountair Park Community Farm (MAP), a 1.5-acre organic vegetable farm established in 2014 in partnership with the City of Lakewood;
Dahlia Campus Farm, a one-acre organic vegetable farm established in 2016 in partnership with Mental Health Center of Denver (now managed by MHCD);
In April 2021, we broke ground at Jack's Solar Garden in Longmont on buildout of a 2-acre agrivoltaics site, growing produce underneath solar panels and creating incubator farm plots.
We continue to manage the DGS and MAP sites, and we also partner with organizations to build farms that serve their mission and programming: we worked with Mental Health Center of Denver to build the farm at the Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-being in NE Park Hill from 2015-2018, and regularly advise other urban farm operations.