Urban Farm Events & Programs
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.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program
The MSD Fall Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program is a 13-week program running from September 18 until December 11, 2018. Participants will receive a weekly share of hydroponic produce and vegetables, which can be conveniently picked up in front of the Vertical Farm. The pickup window will be on Tuesdays from 11:30am–12:30pm and from 2:30–4:00pm. The price for the entire 13-week program is $285. Families can expect to receive between one and three pounds of nutritiously local produce each week! Click here to read all about the CSA Program.
Produce from the Vertical Farm will include several varieties of living lettuce including butterhead, loose leaf and romaine; nutritious leafy greens such as Red Russian kale, Lacinato kale and Swiss chard; Asian greens such as bok choy, mizuna, and mustard greens; and culinary herbs including basil, parsley, and chives.
We will also be supplementing a small amount of produce from the outdoor soil gardens during the months of September and October.
Shares are available now! Click here to register to participate.
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 fall 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. More information will be available soon.