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Sisters Gardens

Sister Gardens is more than 1 acre of vegetable and herb garden on the Aria Denver development in the Chaffee Park neighborhood. Sister Gardens is also the center and heart of our network of farms and gardens. When we took over Sister Gardens is was a disused orchard that had been lovingly stewarded by Sisters of St. Francis who have lovingly the site since 1938, who the farm is named after. However, the land had been unfarmed for years and we not only brought back the food production on this land, but reawakened community cultivation here.

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Sister Gardens is deigned as a completely terraced area. Terracing is an ancient practice we honor from the times of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to Machu Picchu in the Incan Empire. Terracing is a regenerative system our ancestors passed down to us; a system which captures nutrients at different levels of run off, and decreases erosion and nutrient leaching amongst other benefits. 

 

Another design feature at Sister Gardens is the Reese Grant-Cobb Memorial meditation labyrinth which is ringed by Chinese apricot and Cherry trees. These trees number among our 15 fruit bearing trees and half dozen berry bushes. We grow medicinal and insectary perennials in close proximity to our annual beds in order to leverage their multiple functions. 

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Sister Gardens is also home to our Black Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) foodways which occupy 3 of our 5 terraces in the lower part of the farm. As BIPOC people and the children of immigrants we understand and highlight the cultural significance of the foods that we grow to provision ourselves and our community. Foodways in this sense refers to the persistence of people to remain consistent in the perpetuation and production of particular culturally rooted, regionally adapted foods. We have worked over several years to build an archive of seeds for our African, Middle Eastern and and Four Corners bio-regional terraces. This practice of seed saving and continuing cultural crops harkens back to African women, who were stolen from their homes to be enslaved in the USA, bringing seeds across the ocean by braiding them into their hair in at least tacit acknowledgement that they may never see their homes and fields again. 

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Upcoming Events at Sisters Gardens
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  • OPEN Volunteer Day @ Sisters Gardens
    OPEN Volunteer Day @ Sisters Gardens
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jun 25
    Sisters Gardens
    Jun 25, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Sisters Gardens, 5270 N. Federal BLVD, Denver, CO
    This Volunteer Day is open to the public; during this work day, you will tour our farm and help with various farm beautification activities. Come meet your local farmers and community!
  • No Cost Grocery @ Sister Gardens
    No Cost Grocery @ Sister Gardens
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jun 30
    Sister Gardens: Wedge Garden
    Jun 30, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Sister Gardens: Wedge Garden, 5270 Eliot St, Denver, CO 80221, USA
    No Cost Grocery Program. No documents or ID required. Bring your own grocery bag. || Comestibles sin costo. No se requieren documentos ni identificación. Traiga su propia bolsa de supermercado.
  • OPEN Volunteer Day @ Sisters Gardens
    OPEN Volunteer Day @ Sisters Gardens
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jul 02
    Sisters Gardens
    Jul 02, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Sisters Gardens, 5270 N. Federal BLVD, Denver, CO
    This Volunteer Day is open to the public; during this work day, you will tour our farm and help with various farm beautification activities. Come meet your local farmers and community!
  • No Cost Grocery @ Sister Gardens
    No Cost Grocery @ Sister Gardens
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jul 07
    Sister Gardens: Wedge Garden
    Jul 07, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Sister Gardens: Wedge Garden, 5270 Eliot St, Denver, CO 80221, USA
    No Cost Grocery Program. No documents or ID required. Bring your own grocery bag. || Comestibles sin costo. No se requieren documentos ni identificación. Traiga su propia bolsa de supermercado.
  • OPEN Volunteer Day @ Sisters Gardens
    OPEN Volunteer Day @ Sisters Gardens
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jul 09
    Sisters Gardens
    Jul 09, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Sisters Gardens, 5270 N. Federal BLVD, Denver, CO
    This Volunteer Day is open to the public; during this work day, you will tour our farm and help with various farm beautification activities. Come meet your local farmers and community!
  • No Cost Grocery @ Sister Gardens
    No Cost Grocery @ Sister Gardens
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jul 14
    Sister Gardens: Wedge Garden
    Jul 14, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Sister Gardens: Wedge Garden, 5270 Eliot St, Denver, CO 80221, USA
    No Cost Grocery Program. No documents or ID required. Bring your own grocery bag. || Comestibles sin costo. No se requieren documentos ni identificación. Traiga su propia bolsa de supermercado.
  • OPEN Volunteer Day @ Sisters Gardens
    OPEN Volunteer Day @ Sisters Gardens
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jul 16
    Sisters Gardens
    Jul 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Sisters Gardens, 5270 N. Federal BLVD, Denver, CO
    This Volunteer Day is open to the public; during this work day, you will tour our farm and help with various farm beautification activities. Come meet your local farmers and community!
  • No Cost Grocery @ Sister Gardens
    No Cost Grocery @ Sister Gardens
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jul 21
    Sister Gardens: Wedge Garden
    Jul 21, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Sister Gardens: Wedge Garden, 5270 Eliot St, Denver, CO 80221, USA
    No Cost Grocery Program. No documents or ID required. Bring your own grocery bag. || Comestibles sin costo. No se requieren documentos ni identificación. Traiga su propia bolsa de supermercado.
  • OPEN Volunteer Day @ Sisters Gardens
    OPEN Volunteer Day @ Sisters Gardens
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jul 23
    Sisters Gardens
    Jul 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Sisters Gardens, 5270 N. Federal BLVD, Denver, CO
    This Volunteer Day is open to the public; during this work day, you will tour our farm and help with various farm beautification activities. Come meet your local farmers and community!
  • No Cost Grocery @ Sister Gardens
    No Cost Grocery @ Sister Gardens
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jul 28
    Sister Gardens: Wedge Garden
    Jul 28, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Sister Gardens: Wedge Garden, 5270 Eliot St, Denver, CO 80221, USA
    No Cost Grocery Program. No documents or ID required. Bring your own grocery bag. || Comestibles sin costo. No se requieren documentos ni identificación. Traiga su propia bolsa de supermercado.
  • OPEN Volunteer Day @ Sisters Gardens
    OPEN Volunteer Day @ Sisters Gardens
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jul 30
    Sisters Gardens
    Jul 30, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Sisters Gardens, 5270 N. Federal BLVD, Denver, CO
    This Volunteer Day is open to the public; during this work day, you will tour our farm and help with various farm beautification activities. Come meet your local farmers and community!
  • No Cost Grocery @ Sister Gardens
    No Cost Grocery @ Sister Gardens
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Aug 04
    Sister Gardens: Wedge Garden
    Aug 04, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Sister Gardens: Wedge Garden, 5270 Eliot St, Denver, CO 80221, USA
    No Cost Grocery Program. No documents or ID required. Bring your own grocery bag. || Comestibles sin costo. No se requieren documentos ni identificación. Traiga su propia bolsa de supermercado.
  • OPEN Volunteer Day @ Sisters Gardens
    OPEN Volunteer Day @ Sisters Gardens
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Aug 06
    Sisters Gardens
    Aug 06, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Sisters Gardens, 5270 N. Federal BLVD, Denver, CO
    This Volunteer Day is open to the public; during this work day, you will tour our farm and help with various farm beautification activities. Come meet your local farmers and community!
  • No Cost Grocery @ Sister Gardens
    No Cost Grocery @ Sister Gardens
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Aug 11
    Sister Gardens: Wedge Garden
    Aug 11, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Sister Gardens: Wedge Garden, 5270 Eliot St, Denver, CO 80221, USA
    No Cost Grocery Program. No documents or ID required. Bring your own grocery bag. || Comestibles sin costo. No se requieren documentos ni identificación. Traiga su propia bolsa de supermercado.
  • OPEN Volunteer Day @ Sisters Gardens
    OPEN Volunteer Day @ Sisters Gardens
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Aug 13
    Sisters Gardens
    Aug 13, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Sisters Gardens, 5270 N. Federal BLVD, Denver, CO
    This Volunteer Day is open to the public; during this work day, you will tour our farm and help with various farm beautification activities. Come meet your local farmers and community!
  • No Cost Grocery @ Sister Gardens
    No Cost Grocery @ Sister Gardens
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Aug 18
    Sister Gardens: Wedge Garden
    Aug 18, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Sister Gardens: Wedge Garden, 5270 Eliot St, Denver, CO 80221, USA
    No Cost Grocery Program. No documents or ID required. Bring your own grocery bag. || Comestibles sin costo. No se requieren documentos ni identificación. Traiga su propia bolsa de supermercado.
  • OPEN Volunteer Day @ Sisters Gardens
    OPEN Volunteer Day @ Sisters Gardens
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Aug 20
    Sisters Gardens
    Aug 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Sisters Gardens, 5270 N. Federal BLVD, Denver, CO
    This Volunteer Day is open to the public; during this work day, you will tour our farm and help with various farm beautification activities. Come meet your local farmers and community!
  • No Cost Grocery @ Sister Gardens
    No Cost Grocery @ Sister Gardens
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Aug 25
    Sister Gardens: Wedge Garden
    Aug 25, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Sister Gardens: Wedge Garden, 5270 Eliot St, Denver, CO 80221, USA
    No Cost Grocery Program. No documents or ID required. Bring your own grocery bag. || Comestibles sin costo. No se requieren documentos ni identificación. Traiga su propia bolsa de supermercado.
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