Community Garden Sustainability Project

How can I get involved?
There are many ways to get involved! Volunteers are needed for weekly work days, which are held Wednesdays from 4-7pm at the RMSER Community Garden (330 Lake Ave). You will weed the beds, water the plants, and harvest the produce. To volunteer please fill out this volunteer and liability release HERE or email for more information.
What is the Community Garden Sustainability Project?
The Community Garden Sustainability Project includes training, start-up support for new gardens, organizing volunteer labor, a tool sharing program, and financial support for a Community Garden Coordinator that works with all garden leaders to achieve overall success. 
How did this project come about?
This project is funded by ARPA (American Recovery Plan Act) and responds to the impacts of Covid-19 in two ways. First, more equitable access to locally grown affordable food. Second, community engagement and resilience, have positive outcomes on individual well-being beyond nutrition. This project is a collaborative effort between the Pueblo Food Project and community garden leaders.
Where are the gardens located?
Community Gardens: 
RMSER Community Garden, 330 Lake Ave
La Familia Community Garden, 5th and Hudson
Ray Aguilera Community Garden, Lake Ave near the Fire Station
Midway Community Garden, 110 Midway Drive
Steelworks Museum, 215 Canal St.
Bethany Lutheran Church, 1802 Sheridan Road

Edible Landscapes: 
Mineral Palace - Edible Landscape Project, Mineral Palace Park
Central Plaza - Edible Landscape Project, Central Plaza / First and Main St.
Sunset Park - Edible Landscape Project, 110 University Cir
JJ Raigoza Park - Edible Landscape, 600 Maryland Ave
Fuel & Iron- Edible Landscape, 400 S Union Ave

Click HERE for more information on Edible Landscapes!
Who takes care of the Gardens?
Community members and PFP volunteers, with input from the Pueblo County Extension’s Master Gardener Program. There are no restrictions on who is able to join existing gardens or who may propose a new community garden in the area in which they live, work, or play. Requests for new community gardens are reviewed and approved for the upcoming season each January. 
What happens to the produce?
The produce grown at these gardens is made available to the public, either by direct donation to a food pantry, to the local Soup Kitchen or other food aid agency. Volunteers and stewards of the gardens get first pick, and seldom leave empty-handed!
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