Building Community and Feeding the Hungry
The Catholic Urban Farmers of Denver is working to increase availability of locally grown food while building community. Our urban farms in Lakewood and Littleton produce organic food for donation to local food banks, the Carmelite convent, and member families. We also experiment with various irrigation and planting methods. Eventually, we hope to share what we learn to help others develop their own gardens.
St. Isidore the farmer is the patron saint of agriculture. He was a humble Spanish farm laborer in the 12th century. Legends relate that God sent angels to help him with his work, and miraculously multiplied the food he would hand out to the poor. We ask God through the intercession of St. Isidore to help us in our work and multiply the seed we plant.
Our next major event is an introduction and planning meeting on Sunday, March 13th. In general during the gardening season we have work days every week on our farms. But due to the unpredictability of weather conditions, we can not post these here. Contact us for more information.
Work with the group
To work with the group, either as a volunteer or as a member, see our list of projects below and fill out the contact form here.
We have an urban farm in Littleton near Littleton Boulevard and Gallup, and another in Lakewood near First and Wadsworth. Contact us for the exact locations.