"Creating Places Where People Meet to Grow"
Pikes Peak Urban Gardens
is a proud program of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation
Our mission is to:"cultivate, educate, and serve the community throughurban garden projects in the Pikes Peak region".
The Backyard Vegetable
"A Monthly Primer for the Organic Gardener
in the Colorado Front Range and Beyond"
by Larry Stebbins
Now Available in Print!
This 207 book is nicely bound with over 600 full color photos
Cost: $29.95 + $6 shipping
To order please email: Larry@ppugardens.org
You will be emailed an order form. Fill out the form and return with payment to address on form.
When we receive your payment your book will ship within 48 hours
There are over 600 full color pictures!
This monthly organic vegetable gardening guide leads the beginner and veteran gardener through the seasons. It begins with how to plan and design a garden to many other tips and suggestions that will ensure a bountiful harvest. Although it was written primarily for the Colorado front range, it is widely applicable to most mid to northern states.
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Chicken Coup Completed
A Brief Look at Some of Our Projects
PPUG is operating a 2100 sq ft greenhouse located on the city greenhouse site off of Mesa Rd. The harvest is shared with Seeds Community Cafe, LiveWell Colorado Springs and the rest is sold at public markets. Pictured, center, is Sean Svette, Lead Gardener for PPUG.
The Harrison families together to grow their own food. The Harrison School District has close to 70% of its students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.
We are 100% organic, biodynamic and chemical free!
Starting June 1: Every Thursday and Saturday
9 AM - Noon
Come browse, taste and if you like, buy some of our fresh organic produce to take home.
Our Sponsors for 2015
Special thanks to: The Tai Chi Association of Colorado Springs
Projects of PPUG
Today most of our food comes from over 1250 miles away. We all know that this can not continue to be affordable.
Since 1945 there has been a tenfold increase in the use of chemical pesticides on our food. Many want to eat pesticide free food.
Each year the number of acres of land used to produce food in the U. S. is decreasing. This forces us to obtain our food from foreign sources. These sources may not be dependable in the near future.
Today 19 cents of every dollar spent on food goes back to the farm. In 1975 that amount was 40 cents. There is less financial incentive to become a farmer today. Only 1% of our population today are farmers, compared to about 90% at the turn of the century. Who is going to grow our food if we don't?