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Urban Farm

The Table Urban Farm has been growing food organically in Denver since 2012. Each year has seen the development of new and improved ways of growing and distributing food, supporting our communities, and embodying grace in the city.

We grow all of our produce within Denver’s Platt Park and University Hills neighborhoods, do most of our transportation and distribution by bicycle, and use only organic growing techniques, so you know that your food is local and organic. Due to limited amounts of large, available plots of land, we partner with private homeowners who will allow us to use their yard space to grow vegetables – from raised beds on unused driveways to entire back and front yards – we like to grow vegetables in unsuspecting places. If you are interested in partnering with us, read below!

100% of the food we grow is donated back to our communities either through local partners or via the Veggie Bike. We depend on local support and involvement. Your time, energy, and resources can enable us to engage our neighbors with authentic community, nourishment, and tangible grace. We invite you to participate in our community events and have a taste of what we’re growing!

What we do in our community

Garden

Have available garden space?

We are always looking for people willing able to share portion of their garden to support our mission of feeding Denver with quality produce. Each fall we evaluate the year and how the gardens met our expectations. Then we consider how we might more effectively accomplish our mission of providing great food and hands-on food education. Each year we add new gardens and if you think you might be interested in joining the Table Community, we’d like to hear from you in the fall. Here’s a list of what we look for in Table Community Gardens:

  • Is the space productive? We recognize that this is a question that takes time to answer. Space that has previously been gardened is helpful as it reduces our up front time, effort, and cost in getting a space ready for the planting season.
  • Is the space visible? We want our community to take note of the power of gardens and the power of our mission. We prefer front yards and side yards so that we have the opportunity to talk with people walking, running, or driving by while we work.
  • How involved are the landowners? We don’t have a strict work policy for utilizing your space. But we do like seeing you when we work, if you’re around. Don’t have a green thumb? There are other ways that you can join our work – we need community advocates, financial supporters, and we’d love to see you at community events around the hood. Basically, we just want to get to know you and know that you value the mission.

Sound like you? Drop us a line at info@denvertable.org and we’ll chat.

free veggie bike produceVeggie Bike

Free veggies?!? What’s the catch?

Nothing! They really are free and it really is fun. We aim to share tangible grace in the form of fresh produce with our community. The Veggie Bike helps us do that. How does it work? You bring a bag. You fill it. You smile. You share. #SowItForward. The Table’s Veggie Bike made its maiden voyage in June, 2015, transporting the freshest, most local produce to neighborhood hangouts to give away vegetables from The Table gardens.

Now in its fifth season, the Veggie Bike has drawn a following and as we set up at Platt Park or Corvus Coffee or Grandma’s House Brewing, our neighbors begin migrating toward the bike with their bags at the ready. We want to bring the food to the people! Follow The Table on Facebook (The Table), Instagram (@denverthetable), and Twitter (@denverthetable) to see where the Veggie Bike will be next!

Jeanine holding broccoliVolunteer

Have a few minutes to spare?

We offer regular opportunities to volunteer in our gardens during the week. You are welcome in whatever time works best for you. Your time will be spent learning about the gardens, accomplishing actual gardening responsibilities, and enabling The Table to be a tangible presence of grace and beauty in the community. You’ll be working alongside Farmer Jeanine and she’s a great teacher. Check out her 2020 growing season schedule to see if there’s a day and time that works for you. And if you’re available, let her know by emailing here at jeanine@denvertable.org. A few tips for your garden experience:

  • Please let her know the date, time, and garden location where you will meet her.
  • Bring your own gloves, sunscreen, and water. She will provide other necessary tools.
  • Her schedule is subject to change – contingent on weather and other factors both within and outside of our control. Please email your intention (don’t just show up!) to help.

2020 Garden Volunteer Schedule – Please email jeanine@denvertable.org to volunteer

Tuesdays and Fridays

8 a.m.  1588 S. Logan St.
9 a.m. 1601 S. Clarkson St. (Platt Park Church)
10 a.m.  1850 S. Ogden St.
11 a.m.  1790 S. Corona St.
1 p.m.  2400 S. Ash St. (Hope Fellowship Christian Reformed Church)
2 p.m. 2158 S. Clarkson St.

Wednesdays

1 p.m.  1743 S Marion. St.
2 p.m.  923 E. Mexico Ave.
 5 p.m. 2351 S. Leyden St.