"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".
Pikes Peak Urban Gardens'
Annual Fundraising Campaign
Going on now until December 31, 2013
Your donations help build community and backyard gardens in low income neighborhoods in the Pikes Peak region.
Our goal is to raise $30,000!
Thanks to all of you we have raised $77,000 in the past four years!
Note: for those with a keen eye you will notice that I am wearing the same jacket all three years.
Since my retirement as an adminstrator in public education I donated all but two of my "fancy clothes" to Goodwill. Today I spend lots of time in the gardens and in blue jeans!
Your generous donations have help fund the projects you see below!
A BIG THANKS!
Chicken Coup Completed
A Brief Look at Some of Our Projects
for 2011 and On-going for 2012
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!
We are now closed for the season but will open the first week in June and until first frost.
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.
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?