"Creating Places Where People Meet to Grow"
Pikes Peak Urban Gardens
is a proud program of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation
Our mission is to:"cultivate, educate, and serve the community throughurban garden projects in the Pikes Peak region".
With Every Paid Admission you get entered to win one of our many door prizes, including two - $25 gift certificates to Ranch Foods Direct for any of their antibiotic and hormone free steaks and chops.
New Book, Just Released. Available for as an E- Book for Kindle, Android and PC Devices
and for I-PAD and I - Mac
The Backyard Vegetable
"A Monthly Primer for the Organic Gardener
in the Colorado Front Range and Beyond"
by Larry Stebbins
There are over 600 full color pictures!
This monthly organic vegetable gardening guide leads the beginner and veteran gardener through the seasons. It begins with how to plan and design a garden to many other tips and suggestions that will ensure a bountiful harvest. Although it was written primarily for the Colorado front range, it is widely applicable to most mid to northern states.
Publishing Services Provided by
Design, Editing, Support, Training and More...
Ranch Foods Direct is a sponsor of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens
Chicken Coup Completed
A Brief Look at Some of Our Projects
The Harrison families together to grow their own food. The Harrison School District has close to 70% of its students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.
We are 100% organic, biodynamic and chemical free!
We are now closed for the season but will open the first week in June and until first frost.
Starting June 1: Every Thursday and Saturday
9 AM - Noon
Come browse, taste and if you like, buy some of our fresh organic produce to take home.
Projects of PPUG
Today most of our food comes from over 1250 miles away. We all know that this can not continue to be affordable.
Since 1945 there has been a tenfold increase in the use of chemical pesticides on our food. Many want to eat pesticide free food.
Each year the number of acres of land used to produce food in the U. S. is decreasing. This forces us to obtain our food from foreign sources. These sources may not be dependable in the near future.
Today 19 cents of every dollar spent on food goes back to the farm. In 1975 that amount was 40 cents. There is less financial incentive to become a farmer today. Only 1% of our population today are farmers, compared to about 90% at the turn of the century. Who is going to grow our food if we don't?