Sprout City Farms


Mission Statement

Sprout City Farms builds educational urban farms to engage and strengthen communities, drive neighborhoods to be more resilient, and root farmers in the city. We envision a thriving local food system supported by a network of accessible city farms which nourish, and are nourished by, their surrounding community.


Since 2010, Sprout City Farms has built:
  1. Denver Green School Community Farm, a 1-acre organic vegetable farm established in 2011 in partnership with Denver Public Schools;
  2. Mountair Park Community Farm, a 1.5-acre organic vegetable farm established in 2014 in partnership with the City of Lakewood;
  3. Dahlia Campus Farm, a 1-acre organic vegetable farm established in 2016 in partnership with the Mental Health Center of Denver (now managed by MHCD).
Sprout City Farms’ guiding principles are to:
  • Create opportunities for residents of our farm communities to have equal access to fresh produce and the knowledge of how to produce it themselves.
  • Cultivate engaging community spaces where residents of all ages come together to build relationships around food.
  • Conserve scarce urban lands and/or maximize the potential of underutilized urban land for food production.
  • Care for the land we farm in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible way, focusing on small-scale organic methods that encourage biodiversity, soil building, pollinator protection, and cultural heritage.
  • Create opportunities for urban farmers to make a living growing food for their communities.
  • Develop and lead a coalition of urban agriculture organizations to grow the local food movement and form a training pipeline for aspiring farmers and food systems advocates.

Program Details

SCF produces 10-12,000 lbs of food at each farm site, every year. Produce is distributed through a diverse array of programs, with over one third of the harvest going to support community food access:
  • CSA (Community Supported Agriculture): sponsored/free, work/trade, SNAP/EBT, and traditional paid shares for 60+ households at each farm
  • Donation-based farm stands
  • Farm to Cafeteria for local schools
  • Produce donations to local food pantries and school backpack programs
SCF also hosts educational opportunities for youth and adults alike throughout the season, including: farmer training (intern/apprenticeships), volunteer days, farm camps, field trips, tours, workshops, classes, community celebration events, and more.
Our strategic goals:
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING – increase knowledge of how to grow, prepare, and enjoy local seasonal foods and support the farmers who produce them.
FOOD PRODUCTION & ACCESS – produce enough local, healthy and nutritious produce to feed whole neighborhoods surrounding our farm sites, and distribute it equitably in the community.
COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS – work with community partners to grow and build resiliency into the local food system.
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PO Box 7536
Denver, CO 80207
United States
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