Welcome to Growing Gardens

Growing Gardens is a non-profit organization founded in 1998. 

Our Mission: To cultivate community through sustainable urban agriculture.

Our Vision: People experiencing a direct and deep connection with food, the land and each other.


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Register for Farm to Table Cooking Classes

Would you like to make the most out of your garden this year by learning how to cook delicious, creative recipes?

Join us for our summer Farm to Table Cooking Classes and learn creative ways to use, store, and transform the abundance of the summer harvest into culinary masterpieces! Classes cover a variety of topics, including basic knife skills, using fresh herbs and aromatics, and intuitive cooking (or cooking without a written recipe).

Class 1: Thursday, June 22nd, 6-8:30pm

Special Guest Chef: Chef Dave of Food Lab

Sample Menu: Rabe and Turnip Frittata, Beet Burgers with Arugula Pesto, Spinach Salad with a Roasted Strawberry Vinaigrette.*

Class 2: Thursday, July 6th6-8:30pm

Special Guest Chef: Zach Gart of Alfalfa's

Sample Menu: Vegetable Potstickers with Chili-lime Vinaigrette, Chilled Radish and Buttermilk Soup, Kale and Radish Slaw.*

Class 3: Thursday, July 20th6-8:30pm

Special Guest Chef: Betsy Welch

Sample Menu: Carrot Salad with Harissa, Feta and Mint, Chilled Cucumber Soup, Zucchini Parmesan Crisps.*

Class 4: Thursday, August 3rd6-8:30pm

Special Guest Chef: Chef Dave of Food Lab

Sample Menu: Sweet Red Pepper and Beet Soup, Grilled Eggplant with Caponata Salsa, Heirloom Tomato Panzanella.*

*Sample Menu subject to change based on vegetables available from our garden that week.

Cost: $40 
Location: Growing Gardens - 1630 Hawthorn Ave, Boulder

Register for class now to make the most of your summer harvest.

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There are still a few spots left in our Garden Gurus Full Day Summer Camp!

July 31st - August 4th

Garden Gurus Summer Camp is designed for children 8 - 11 years old. Camp is held at the Children’s Peace Garden (1630 Hawthorn Ave Boulder, CO 80304) Monday – Friday from 8:30am - 3:30pm. The cost is $308 per week per child.  

Using our favorite meals as a guide, we will learn how to grow much of the food that we enjoy eating and see in grocery stores! Through our garden design exercises, we’ll learn how to plan for our favorite meals and then plant and cultivate these ingredients in themed garden beds. In this fun, hands-on class, children will learn how to harvest ripe ingredients for at-home cooking, while continuing to care for plants still bearing fruit. We’ll learn important lessons on how each season influences the food that is available in the garden.

Join us for the Growing Gardens Farm Dinner!

Saturday, August 5th, 2017 from 5 - 9pm
(rain date Sun. August 6th)  
Purchase Tickets Here!

Feast under the stars at the Growing Gardens 18th annual Farm Dinner, a special fundraising gala that brings together award-winning local chefs to collaborate on a bountiful five-course meal and features an auction, open bar and live music.

Chefs create and serve their enchanting selections of one-of-a-kind appetizers, signature dishes and memorable desserts all paired with wine and beer. Organic produce and herbs grown on the Cultiva farm are incorporated into gourmet appetizers, a five-course sit-down dinner and dessert. Locally raised meats, cheeses, grains and other ingredients are donated by our event sponsors.

All proceeds raised from the event go to directly to Growing Gardens' education and enrichment programs for children, teens, adults, seniors and those with developmental disabilities. This annual summer celebration and fundraiser will cast a special spotlight on two particular programs--the Cultiva Youth Project, a unique and impactful teen leadership and job skills enrichment program that employs teens ages 12 - 19 to manage the Growing Gardens CSA each summer, and the Food Project Farm, Growing Gardens' newest farm that donates 100% of its produce to low-income community members.