Early Childhood News

Visit or Volunteer with an Urban Community Farm

Sprout City Farms is an urban agriculture non-profit organization with farms across the Denver Metro area. 

Sprout City Farms engages the community in our efforts to increase food security and food literacy through education and environmentally sound farming techniques. Each year, our farm sites host an average of 5,000 visitors – and we’d like to welcome you and your family!

One of our farms is right here in Jefferson County, and you can visit just by stopping by Mountair Park in Lakewood. The Mountair Park Community Farm was established in the spring of 2014 as a partnership with the city of Lakewood. It sits on 1.5 acres, is visible from the light rail and produces more than 10,000 pounds of food per year!

In order to grow the thousands of pounds of food that we produce, we utilize interns, apprentices, and volunteer groups. So far this year, we’ve had plenty of help from over 400 volunteers, including Lakewood Rec Center Teens, Mile High Youth Corps, University of Denver, Veterans to Farmers, and the GrowHaus, just to name a few. 

Our summer education program at the Mountair Park Community Farm serves 100 kids from two Title I elementary schools in the neighborhood. Throughout the summer, they are engaged in farm activities, experiential learning, and plenty of opportunities to taste freshly picked veggies.  

To support our mission of encouraging healthy food and eliminating food insecurity, Sprout City Farms works with LiveWell Colorado, Double Up Food Bucks, Jefferson County Public Health, and Denver Department of Public Health and Environment to increase the amount of fresh produce available to clients receiving SNAP and WIC benefits. We host a variety of weekly donation-based farm stands from August to October and donate produce to local food pantries. 

Over one-third of the harvest from Sprout City Farms is allocated to food access programs for low-income households.  

As a community-based nonprofit with a small staff and lean budget, we rely on established community partnerships. Our community events are supported through a network of volunteers and donors. We work closely with 10+ neighborhood associations in the communities surrounding our farm sites, as well as our core partners Denver Public Schools and the City of Lakewood, to promote farm events and programs to close to 250,000 people.

If you’d like to visit the farm, volunteer, or get your hands on some of our delicious, organically grown produce, please reach out to info@sproutcityfarms.org

Happy harvesting!