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    Taxonomy Code: BD-2600.1500

    Programs that provide plots of land on which groups of people living in a neighborhood can grow fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Community gardens provide access to fresh produce and plants; may be located in parks, schools, hospital grounds or other open areas; and may be nurtured communally and the bounty shared, have individual plots for personal use, or be dedicated to "urban agriculture" where produce is grown for a market. Some have raised beds that are accessible to people with disabilities. The gardens provide an opportunity for participants to savor the freshness, flavor and wholesomeness of home-grown produce; save money on their food bills; grow traditional foods not available in the supermarket; or simply get some exercise and enjoy the benefits of being outdoors. They also support a community's food security, contribute to the preservation of open space, strengthen community bonds, provide a sense of connection to the environment and offer opportunities for community education.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Community Engagement and Civic Responsibility - Southwest Improvement Council (SWIC)Provides the following opportunities for businesses and residents: - SWIC Neighborhood Council Meetings - "Garden of Hope" Community Garden - After school snacks during the Denver Public School year Denver CountySouthwest Improvement Council (SWIC)Southwest Improvement Council (SWIC)
    Community Garden - The Family Center/La FamiliaOffers an on-site garden with raised beds. Participants/volunteers help with planting, watering, maintenance, harvesting, and receive the harvested food. Larimer CountyFamily Center/La FamiliaFamily Center/La Familia
    Community Health Services (Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being) - Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)Dahlia Campus offers the following health services to the community: - Child psychiatry - Therapy and outpatient services - Fitness and nutrition classes - Food supportsDenver CountyDahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being - Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)
    Financial Assistance - Woodland Park Community ChurchProvide financial assistance (rent, utilities, etc), medical equipment lending closet (commodes, wheelchairs, shower chairs, etc), gas cards, emergency food, home delivered meals, free soup lunch in the fall, laundry vouchers, firewood, counseling (individual, family, grief), household items (kitchen, small appliances, linens, etc), furniture, and a community garden. Teller CountyWoodland Park Community ChurchWoodland Park Community Church
    General Assistance - Morgan County Family CenterMorgan CountyMorgan County Family CenterMorgan County Family Center
    Health and Wellness Programs (Main Office) - Focus Points Family Resource CenterOffers a comprehensive Healthy Living Program that provides the following services: - Assistance enrolling in CHP+, Medicaid, Connect for Health Colorado, and finding a Primary Care Physician - Familias Extraordinarias, a parenting and family planning class - Nutrition and cooking classes - Zumba classes - Community garden where families can grow vegetables in their own plotDenver CountyMain Office - Focus Points Family Resource CenterFocus Points Family Resource Center
    Mountain Roots Food ProjectMountain Roots Food Project provides strong education and advocacy that ensures access to affordable, organic food that is regionally based and sustainable for everyone Services include: Farm to School program - for youth in public, private, and home-school programs providing education through youth gardens, environmental and nutrition information, youth outreach and summer camps. Community Gardens - shared gardens throughout the community in the Gunnison Valley creating recreational and therapeutic opportunities, community bonds, environmental awareness, education and access to food. Cooking Matters - teaches participants to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices and cook affordable meals. For community garden locations, call or go online for more information.Gunnison CountyMountain Roots Food ProjectMountain Roots Food Project

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