Denver Local Garden

Resources for the urban farmer and gardening communities of the Front Range of Colorado



Join Together for Food Security and the Future of Local Organic Farmers

As we begin the new year, one of the most pervasive problems that our country faces, which has been particularly painful especially during the holiday season, is food insecurity—now affecting 54 million people.

Inside the C.I.A., She Became a Spy for Planet Earth

Linda Zall is disclosing how she toiled anonymously within the intelligence agency to help scientists intensify their studies of a changing planet.

Bird of the Week

This week’s Bird of the Week, compliments of the Weminuche Audubon Society and Audubon Rockies, is the juniper titmouse.

Check out our new Time Sensitive Listings page for local produce and plant materials

Time Sensitive Listings for plants and produce.

Xcel Energy Fort Saint Vrain Eagle Cam One

This is a live view. Click on the link once the frame loads. You have to watch this at Youtube.

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Which charities do the most good? Charity Navigator joins the effort to answer this crucial question.

Charity Navigator used to tell you if charities are well run. Now, it’ll also tell you if they’re getting things done.

Somebody Feed The People

In order to form a more perfect Union, Somebody Feed The People (SFTP), is supporting and amplifying efforts to feed The People at the polls this election season.

Gas Companies Are Abandoning Their Wells, Leaving Them to Leak Methane Forever.

Just one orphaned site in California could have emitted more than 30 tons of methane. There are millions more like it


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How To Grow 5 Popular Spices At Home

While They Require More Patience And Nurturing Than Most Herbs, You Can Grow Many Common Spices At Home

When it comes to gardening, only thyme will tell

My greatest strength as a gardener is my willingness to uproot plants once they start to annoy me.

Tales of gardening and heirloom seed library

At one time my parents lived in a house with a large front and backyard that was surrounded by luscious plants, and vibrant flowers, and meticulous landscaping.


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The Trump administration just snuck through its most devious coal subsidy yet

Link: Vox

Guy Builds Veggie Garden For Family Of Groundhogs | The Dodo
Glenwood Springs joins Aspen as only Colorado cities completely powered by renewable energy

Link: Denver Post


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All about pie birds, the whimsical Victorian-era baking tool

Your grandmother had 10 of them, but do you really need one to make a good pie?

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Breakfast Skillet Recipe

When I had to choose between consuming gluten and improving my health a few years ago, I decided the gluten had to go.

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15 Colorado Brands Earned Top Honors at the 2021 Good Food Awards

The prestigious competition judges culinary products on both flavor and sustainability.

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Product - Bee Honey

Title: How do Bees Mate?
The Dangerous Act of Bee Mating

Link: Backyeard Bee Keeping

Denver Restaurants and Chefs Buzzing Over Urban Bees

"Honeybees and other pollinators are dying in droves because of insecticides like sulfoxaflor, yet the Trump administration removes restriction just to please the chemical industry."

Link: WestWord

Sun and Shade for Bees: What is the Right Mix?

Selecting a Beehive Location Can Be a Difficult Decision

Link: Countryside

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Training Chickens

Utilizing operant conditioning to train chickens reveals they are indeed an intelligent bird.

Link: Mother Earth News


If you are considering raising any kind of chickens next year,

now is the time to start looking for used feeding and watering equipment,heat lamps, chicken coops , etc. Everyday this time of year there are a dozen or more kinds of poultry equipment for sale on Craigslist/Denver and often you can find free equipment in the FREE section. Buying good used equipment now can save you a lot money next year and allow you more money for your chickens

Link: Craigslist

Moveable Coops Control Chicken Free-Ranging

New Brunswick homesteader Kimberlee Bastien controls where her chickens free range with chicken tunnels and fertilization stations.

Link: Farm Show

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The Irish Pocket Potato Recipe BookThe Irish Pocket Potato Recipe Book

Eveleen Coyle

Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & VegetablesRoot Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables

Mike Bubel

The Drunken BotanistThe Drunken Botanist

Amy Stewart

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Where & How to Find Free Containers for your Gardening Video Episode | Bhavna's Kitchen
Best Vegetables to Grow in 1 Gallon Container Gardens
How to Grow Ginger in Containers And Get a Huge Harvest