Evening Harvest @ Denver's Harvard Gulch Park

Harvest vegetable gardens with Grow Local Colorado! For volunteers 8+.
Type of Work:
Gardening/Planting
Dates:
October 1, 2019
Times:
5:00 pm-6:30 pm
Physical Difficulty:
Easy
Minimum Age:
6
Region:
Greater Denver Area
State:
Colorado
City:
Denver
County:
Denver
Camping:
No
Groups Allowed:
No
Payment Required:
No
Individual, Family, Friends Registration
You will be sent to a secure registration site.

Description

About the Stewardship Site:
Located in the south Denver neighborhood of Platt Park, Harvard Gulch Park spans multiple blocks and is popular with residents for running and volleyball. The park is also home to the Harvard Gulch Recreation Center, which includes an outdoor pool and 9-hole golf course.

About the Volunteer Experience:
Looking for an easy way to get outside and give back to your community? Look no further! Through our long-standing partnership with Grow Local Colorado, volunteers ages 8+ will spend the evening harvesting vegetable gardens in Denver's Harvard Gulch Park. Grow Local maintained the gardens throughout the summer and VOC is returning to help harvest the vegetables, which will be donated to local residents in need.

About the Overall Impact
The vegetables that volunteers harvest will be donated to local food banks, homeless shelters, and families in need. This partnership with Grow Local Colorado creates a more connected community; demonstrates the beauty and efficacy of edible gardens; inspires residents to plant their own vegetable gardens; and contributes to a more sustainable food chain by reducing our carbon footprint.
Please Note: These evening gardening projects are very popular and have limited space. We ask that you please give others the chance to participate by signing up for just one gardening project this fall. Thank you!

Need-to-Know Details:

  • Minors: All youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on single-day projects.
  • Cancellation: Our partners rely on VOC volunteers to accomplish critical stewardship needs, and our projects often have wait lists. If you need to cancel, please email outreach@voc.org or call 303-715-1010 ext. 116 as soon as possible so we can free your spot for another volunteer and have a full workforce.