Local Garden Brings Food To Children In Need

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The Tiri Garden on 15th and California in Denver is in its harvesting stage. Volunteers come every Saturday to see what they can do to help this astonishing garden.

 

The Tiri Garden on 15th and California in Denver is in its harvesting stage. Volunteers come every Saturday to see what they can do to help this astonishing garden.

 

The garden is very unique because it is grow in the middle of a big city. You would usually not see a garden in the middle of town. This makes Denver look more green and healthy.

 

The Tiri Garden helps children in many different schools around Denver. They give the children fresh fruits and vegetables to take home to their families over the weekends. Ali Johnson-Levy, a volunteer at the garden, said that her favorite part is the ability to pull the produce right off of the vines and to be able to impact somebody directly.

 

 The garden is ran by the Rotaract Club from Metro University. This is their first year producing fruits and vegetables at the garden. 

 

The garden is producing peppers, tomatoes,  carrots, cucumbers, sunflowers, and so much more. The garden started planting in early May and will now harvest until mid September.

 

John Thielen, an active volunteer at the garden, said that the worst problem was, " In the beginning, finding volunteers that would work consistently, but once we got started that problem started to cure itself."  He also said that he would definitely do this next year. John said that from his experience this year that he might change the crops next year.

 

So what are you waiting for.  Come on down to 15th and California to help volunteer at this triumphant garden.