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Urban Farm

The Table Urban Farm – a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit – 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 in our part of the city, 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. To make that possible, we depend on a large network of support and involvement. Your time, energy, and resources 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.

Liz Whitman, Lead Grower

While much of our work is done in the company of our volunteers, they are led by our resident Lead Grower expert. We expect you will see her around the gardens, but please meet Liz Whitman in her own words:

I was born and raised in Denver. I have found lots of joy in my life connecting to various communities through growing food and providing spaces to gather. I have spent time traveling throughout Europe working at several different small-scale organic farms. From my travels, I experienced first hand how enriching it is to have a direct hand in producing food that will be shared with the community around you. In Colorado, I have connected to communities through working in the coffee industry where I focused on not only providing good coffee, but a valuable community space for people to gather. I am excited to continue my journey in growing food and building community in my hometown with The Table.


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 sixth season, the Veggie Bike has drawn a following and as we set up at the Table Public House, Platt Park, 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!

We’re Hiring!

Join our team as a 2021 Seasonal Intern

Our team of interns makes what we do possible every season. They work in tandem with our Lead Grower to plant, tend, grow, and harvest the garden plots scattered around our community. They also provide a public face for our organization, interacting with the public and working with volunteers to ensure that we provide quality food for those who need it. The intern job description can be found here and if you’re interested, we’d love to talk with you about the possibilities. Email inquiries, questions and applications (cover letter and resume) to craig@denvertable.org. Applications will be accepted until March 17 or until the position is filled.


2021 Volunteer Opportunities

Each season we offer regular opportunities to volunteer in our gardens during the week. 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 our new Lead Grower and we will soon be posting opportunities for you to get involved. A few tips for your garden experience:

  • No garden experience is necessary. We will provide instruction and direction.
  • Bring your own gloves, sunscreen, and water. We will provide other necessary tools.
  • The schedule is subject to change – contingent on weather and other factors both within and outside of our control.

Sponsor a Garden

We are once again inviting corporate partners to sponsor a garden for the growing season. With your sponsorship of $750 or more, we invite your team to adopt a garden location where you can participate in the season’s growing experience. Once a month you will be invited to perform the tasks of garden upkeep while also developing team-building experience. Your company’s name and logo will be featured on site all season long and we’ll feature you in social media promotions and offer you our undying gratitude. For more information please email craig@denvertable.org.