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);
The farm at Jack's Solar Garden (JSG), a 5-acre agrivoltaics site that broke ground in April 2021 in Longmont, where we are growing produce under solar panels and working with researchers to study the results.
Each farm site (DGS, MAP, JSG) serves approximately 2,500 people for a total average of 5,000 people served annually (historical average, pre-pandemic) through SCF programming and operations. Our core programming includes: Healthy Food Access, Farmer Training, Youth & Community Education, and Thought Leadership. These programs were intentionally designed with community input to impact community cohesion, health, and a resilient economy and workforce.