For 52 years, the Arvada Community Garden has been growing good things. To celebrate more than a half-century of camaraderie and green thumbs, the Garden holds an Open House on Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 100 plots fill the Community Garden, operated and maintained by gardeners who don’t have a yard or enough room for their own garden.
This year’s gardeners will be bringing in their favorite dish made from items grown in their gardens to share with the public. These dishes will include many Russian, Asian, Hispanic and American items.
The PUT-N-TAKE Table will be open — you bring something from your garden to PUT on the table and/or then TAKE something that someone else has left.
The garden will supply drinks and other refreshments, will be making hot dogs on the grill, will cook their famous plot-to-pot corn-on-the-cob, will provide tours of the community garden and will offer advice on gardening in Arvada’s climate.
Here’s the event schedule:
11 a.m. — Opening and first garden tour begins and then about every 30 minutes
11:30 a.m. — First door prize drawing and then about every 30 – 45 minutes
12 p.m. — A FREE Lunch will be served.
1:30 p.m. — Final door prizes, put-n-take table and tours
There will also be a contest where attendees will be the judges and will select the best looking garden from among all the plots for the Gold, Silver and Bronze Shovel Awards as well as the Best Theme and Most Patriotic.
Many local merchants have also donated garden related items to be given out as door prizes and there will be free gift bags for the kids. 9195 W. 57th Ave., Arvada.