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Community Garden Public Meeting

Help plan Lakewood’s next community garden

 

May 17, 2018 - The City of Lakewood and Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) will hold a public meeting and design workshop to explore the possibility of a new community garden for Jefferson Green Park at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13 at Bear Creek K-8 School, 9601 W. Dartmouth Place in Lakewood.

 

During this meeting, attendees will help design the ideal community garden for this location, consider garden leadership team opportunities and express interest in having a plot in the new garden.

 

Through the development of Lakewood’s arts, parks and recreation master plan, Imagine Lakewood!, residents said there should be more community gardens in Lakewood. In a recent follow-up survey, residents from all over Lakewood expressed the desire to get involved in a community garden, with 85 percent of survey takers not currently belonging to a garden. The survey revealed particular interest in southeast Lakewood although 47 percent of respondents said they would travel three miles or more to get to a garden!

 

Together, the City of Lakewood and DUG have identified that Jefferson Green Park, 3333 S. Field St., would be a perfect location for a garden, provided sufficient interest exists from prospective gardeners. The park has a flat, open and sunny area for a garden with sufficient access to water and is surrounded by higher density residential complexes, offering access to gardening opportunities to those without yards. Should this garden move forward, this would be the third garden partnership between the City of Lakewood and DUG. The garden would be slated to open in time for the 2019 growing season.

 

Residents can also express their opinions and sign up for a plot online at LakewoodTogether.org. Please call 303-987-7800 for more information.

Posted on: Thursday, May 17, 2018