The first sustainable agriculture garden was started in 2009. The City of Glenwood Springs set aside 1.5 acres of property from the Wulfsohn Mountain Park Open Space and provided a raw water tap for the purpose of a community garden.
The citizen group working on the project wasted no time in securing a grant from the Habitat Partners Program/Department of Wildlife for a game fence, and three local Rotary clubs provided $10,000 to install the infrastructure and water system. Numerous other businesses and individuals stepped up to provide additional materials and labor for various aspects of the project. See the Thanks page under Other Info for our supporters.
There were 32 gardens the first year. The number of gardens more than doubled in 2010 to 67 and the city asked the directors not to expand any farther for that year.
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