Prepare Feed Denver Farms 4 Winter Growing Season

 
$10,225
$0
Raised
Remaining
Nov 12, 2010

Growing Power and Bonterra Organic Winery Challenge

Dear Friends,

The Global Giving Challenge sponsored by Bonterra Organic Winery and Growing Power was an amazing success!  Feed Denver raised over $10,000 and won both second prizes - for second highest $$ and second highest number of donors - thus winning another $4,000.  Thank you to all of you who donated to our efforts to develop year round farming practices in the City of Denver.

As our daylight hours shorten and our temperatures drop (at least they are supposed to drop!  80 degrees on November 6th?) the Feed Denver teams are working hard:

  • We are busily building protected beds for our cool weather crops. Some will produce throughout the winter, albeit at a slower pace, others will be ready for harvest in early spring. 
  • We are insulating and securing our hoophouse to help regulate the winter temperature extremes cause by our year round bright Rocky Mountain sunshine and freezing nights. 
  • Our New American Program participants are learning urban farming techniques as well as English to prepare them to be on the front line of this new industry.
  • As an organization we are engaging in visioning and strategizing our next year.
  • See a video of our work!

Although our mission is to farm year-round we still operate with respect for seasons.  As Autumn transitions into Winter we are turning inward to strengthen the energy at our roots.  We are opening our hearts and minds to our hopes and dreams, engaging our creativity to envision our path, and drawing our energy inside to not only survive the winter but to meet Spring with increased vigor and enthusiasm.

Thank you again for your support during this campaign.  Please keep us in mind during the holidays. Visit our website: www.FeedDenver.com and follow us on FaceBook: www.facebook.com/feeddenver

Warm autumn blessings,

Lisa Rogers

Executive Director

Feed Denver: Urban Farms & Markets

Links:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

Funded

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?
Find another project in United States or in Economic Development that needs your help.

Project Leader

Lisa Rogers

Denver, CO United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Prepare Feed Denver Farms 4 Winter Growing Season