Published: Nov. 24, 2015

People working on the Auraria Community GardenThe Sustainable Campus Program has announced the development of the Connect Auraria Community Garden, which will be a collaborative urban agriculture project in the heart of the Auraria Campus.

Located on the south side of the Science Building, construction began September 11th, and planting will begin in spring 2016. Thanks to the Auraria Campus student Green Fee, this project is fully funded by the Sustainable Campus Program’s food and gardens budget.

The garden aims to:

  • unite students, faculty, and staff from all three institutions
  • create hands-on classroom and learning opportunities
  • produce healthy fresh food for campus food pantries
  • cultivate relationships with the surrounding off-campus community

The garden has been designed and will be constructed by the local non-profit Denver Urban Gardens, which has extensive experience with community gardening in Denver through their development and management of over 150 gardens since 1985. The Connect Auraria Community Garden will be governed by a garden steering committee, which is comprised of passionate students, faculty, and staff from all three institutions. All plot fees collected from gardeners will be directed back into the Sustainable Campus Program’s food and gardens budget. Questions can be directed to scp_contact@ahec.edu.