To enrich the lives of our community through sustainable urban agriculture.
People experiencing a direct and deep connection with plants, the land and each other.
Children's Peace Garden
The Colorado Green Building Guild received an overwhelming response to their Green Playhouse Competition & Auction – 20 teams have signed on to design and build green playhouses. These teams include some of the most talented designers and builders in the County; many are nationally recognized in green building. Their works-in-progress can be viewed on the competition website, www.greenplayhouses.org and the competition facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/GreenPlayhouse.
Families throughout Colorado are encouraged to attend and bid on their dream playhouse! Hosted by the Colorado Green Building Guild (CGBG), the auction will raise money to support Growing Gardens' Children's Peace Garden Program and the Guild’s mission to make green building common practice. The goal of this project is to help local community nonprofits give well-deserved exposure to Boulder County’s creative and talented green building professionals and educate all age groups about how green buildings can truly delight their inhabitants and make the world a better place.
A panel of judges will vote on winners of the Competition. First, Second and Third place winners of the Competition will receive certificates. All participants will be featured on the CGBG and Growing Gardens websites, social networking sites, and various local and national publications; and winners will of course be highlighted. In addition, there will be a Kids' Choice Award: all attending children under 10 will vote for their favorite playhouse.
Activities will also include a children’s obstacle course race, and children will have the opportunity to plant seeds to take home, make insect masks, butterfly masks or explore the worm bin or bee hive.
For more information regarding competition details and judging criteria, visit www.greenplayhouses.org
The Boulder Green Building Guild (BGBG) is an association of building professionals dedicated to promoting healthier, resource-efficient homes and workplaces. Since 2004 the non-profit organization has grown to over 600 members. They strive to advance the craft of green building; support members' environmentally responsible endeavors; provide effective volunteer opportunities; and be the focal point for communication on green building. Their vision is to empower people to build healthy, resource-efficient communities. For more information on membership, events and involvement go to www.bgbg,org