Eiber (Elementary) Community Garden
The Eiber Community Garden is located on the grounds of Eiber Elementary School, 1385 Independence Street, Lakewood Colorado. Open to all residents, the garden is one of many community gardens along the front-range supported by Denver Urban Gardens, in partnership with the Eiber Neighborhood Association and the Jefferson County School District. Two years in the planning and development, it first open for planting and harvesting in 2013. Now in our third year, we continue to grow and develop. New gardeners receive training from an experienced and trained cadre of garden leaders, the garden provides free community workshops, supports local food banks, and provides free plots and seeds for low income families and fixed income seniors. If you want to share in the joys of gardening and building community, now is your chance as we have plots available. We are also looking for individuals who would like to help with the school gardening club – Eiber Elementary is a low income school and for many children, the garden is their first experience in planting a seed or picking a vegetable. Contact Lois Witte at 303-358-4910 for more information.
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March 19, 2016
Gardening season is nearly upon us and it looks like we have a few plots available for interested community gardeners. For a small fee we provide the plot, tools, training, advice, water, compost, mulch, some free seeds and probably a few free plants too. All that and a community too! Plots are nominally 10' x 15', not too much to take care of, but enough to produce a sizeable quantity of produce. We do have two half-size plots that look like they might be available too. The fee is $35, but you can apply for a fee waiver if needed. The half-size plots are $20. Because the garden is associated with a school, each adult gardener needs to complete a basic background check, and the fee for that is $7. (The background check is valid for several years.) The background checks are conducted in-house at Denver Urban Gardens (DUG), and NO information is supplied to ICE or Immigration authorities. You do not need to be a citizen or legal resident to be a community gardener.
Children are welcome at the garden.