In 2012, the Colorado State University Extension Colorado Master Gardeners Program (CMG) partnered with the City of Greenwood Village to re-establish the demonstration gardens at Silo Park. The Arapahoe County CMG volunteers designed, planted, and maintained the educational demonstration. The volunteers dedicated time on a weekly basis throughout the growing season to care for the garden, including watering, weeding, harvesting and caring for the plants.
The CMG Program trains dedicated gardeners to deliver research-based information to foster successful gardening in communities throughout the state. The harvest is donated to The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), a food bank provider serving low-income households.
2012 was the first year the CMG volunteers planted and grew vegetables in the gardens. To kick-off this inaugural event, the City of Greenwood Village and the CMG volunteers held the Garden Mania event as an opportunity to educate youth and adults about the joys of gardening and provide planting demonstrations. The Village looks forward to partnering with the CMG Program in future years to ensure the continued success of the demonstration gardens.
For more information about the Arapahoe County CMG Program, please visit their website.