Baker Neighborhood Community Garden
N 39° 42.892 W 104° 59.392
13S E 500868 N 4396111
Quick Description: This community garden is located in the Baker Neighborhood in Denver, CO.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 1/22/2007 7:02:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM15JJ
In Baker garden there is a strong sense of community since many gardeners live just a short walk away. This site is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Denver and many of the stately old Victorian homes have been split into multi-unit apartments. Each spring, a dedicated core of gardeners return to cultivate their plots and welcome new participants who have taken over vacant plots.
Experienced gardeners are happy to share their knowledge of planting and pitch in with watering when their “neighbors” in the garden are on vacation. Designed after an English Kitchen Garden, the plots often produce more than individual gardeners can use. Community giving includes a yearly produce donation to the Samaritan shelter and informal giving to local neighborhood families.
Beneath two mature trees, a picnic table provides a place to meet, take a break, or share extra transplants and surplus vegetables. The garden has several perennial beds and a shed with community tools.
Number of plots: 21 plots
Average size of plots: 16’ X 16’
Year founded: 1991
(All text for this waymark was copied from the Baker Community Garden website.)
84 S. Bannock Street
Denver, CO USA
This garden is on the northeast corner of Bannock Street and Bayaud Avenue.
Hands-on or educational programs: I don't know
Community garden's website: [Web Link]
Parking: Not Listed
Telephone number: Not listed
All logs must be the result of an actual visit to the community garden. Write a description about your visit to the garden. A photo of one of your favorite elements of the garden would also be a nice addition, but not mandatory.