Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Holly Farm Grows

Planting Seedlings, May 2009

Time for first harvest, June 16, 2009

First Harvest for Holly Farm

In late May we planted a demonstration farm at 33rd and Holly in the North East Park Hill neighborhood. Today we had our first harvest! We gleaned six pounds of lettuce, cabbage and herbs from our four raised beds in front of Sanchez Taqueria. The food was shared with the Sanchez family as well as passing neighbors as well as donated to The Gathering Place community food kitchen.

Blue and Yellow Logic Joins Feed Denver at the June Growing Power Training

Denver is growing more than just food these days, it is growing coalitions. These coalitions are realizing the strength of joining forces can assist our various missions in the way that nature grows many plants in one place to create symbiotic relationships of interdependancy. We are interdependant and we will be stronger and healthier if we embrace that.

When Growing Power announced an extra training weekend for 2009 in June we jumped at the chance to be a part of it. We reached out to others in our community to gather a coalition from Denver to join in the training. We were pleased to be able to travel with Ashara Ekundayo and Kendra Sandoval of Blue and Yellow Logic. Ashara and Kendra are working with Denver youth to introduce them to the new "Green" industries. In their wisdom they know that green is made of many colors as well as many layers of activity. In addition to evaluating and addressing energy needs of our homes they are addressing urban agriculture as an valuable skill, honorable job, attractive business and that it is a needed industry for the health of our community.

The weekend was fantastic! And we look forward to our relationship continuing as we grow this coalition of people dedicated to a better Denver.