Urban Farm Events

The Urban Farm also works as a business venture and Middle School Urban Farm students learn how to sustain their farm business through a plan that includes marketing, fundraising through grants, hosting farmer’s markets, and seedling and totes sales, and working on our new Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program. Students also host an annual Farm-to-Table Dinner for our Middle School extended community.

Doing Good

MSD is excited to partner with St. Elizabeth’s School in Denver to collaborate and help to start an Urban Farm in their school. Now in its third year, MSD and St. Elizabeth’s students work together at each campus to advance the mission of their gardening programs. In the first year of our partnership, St. Elizabeth’s students apprenticed at MSD, tending to our soil gardens and helping us to execute our Farmers Markets and Seedling Sales. In the second year, St. Elizabeth’s students instituted a hydroponics-to-salad-bar program at their school, growing leafy greens in four Tower Gardens on their campus. This year, the students are working towards revitalizing seven raised beds on St. Elizabeth’s campus and continuing their study of hydroponics. Twelve percent of our Vertical Farm harvest is also shared with the St. Elizabeth’s community.

Summer Gardening Program

The Urban Farm program continues over the summer as well when MSD families tend to the garden and harvest the bounty! The Summer Gardening Program is open to all MSD families and all ages are welcome to water, harvest, and weigh the produce. Families love the chance to spend a morning in the garden, and they enjoy the yummy dishes they make with the produce. A portion of each harvest is donated to those in need.


Adult Evening Enrichment Gardening Classes

Join us this spring for evening adult enrichment gardening classes on the MSD campus! Bring a friend, or bring a neighbor, these classes are open to all parents and friends of the MSD community. Check out the options below and register safely and securely online. If a class does not reach its minimum enrollment of six, it will be canceled and participants will be notified.

Gardening 101 - REGISTER TODAY
Tuesdays, April 17-May 22, 2018, 6-8pm
Need some new tips and tricks to make your garden the best it could be? Always wanted to garden, but not sure where to start or how to keep things going? These classes are perfect for new or continuing gardeners! Join Lexi, our amazing Urban Farm Manager, for an exploration of gardening goodness including:

  • April 17, 6-8pm: I Want A Vegetable Garden…Now What?
  • April 24, 6-8pm: I Have Garden Space But Am Not Sure What To Do Next
  • May 1, 6-8pm: Seeds or Seedlings? When Do I Plant? How Do I Plant?
  • May 8, 6-8pm: Let’s Talk Vegetables & Herbs
  • May 15, 6-8pm: Garden Problems and How To Avoid Them
  • May 22, 6-8pm: When To Harvest, How To Harvest, and Seed Saving

Instructor: Lexi Fickenscher (read bio). Questions about the class? Email Lexi at lfickenscher@msd-co.org.
Fee: $40 per class OR $210 for all 6 classes (*includes $5 materials fee per class)
Class Day: Tuesdays (6 classes) - 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, and 5/22
Class size: Min. 6 / Max. 10

*The deadline to register for all six classes is Friday, April 6 (save money when you sign up for all six classes). The deadline to register for individual classes, on a drop-in basis, is on Tuesday the week before each class.

Montessori School of Denver
1460 South Holly Street
Denver, CO 80222
Phone 303-756-9441

Accredited by the Association of Colorado
Independent Schools and the
American Montessori Society*

*Accredited with non-traditional Montessori age groupings