New Stories From 'Urban Agriculture Notes'
Random header image... Refresh for more!

GrowHaus Offers Oasis of Produce in Inner City Denver

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Facebook0Share on StumbleUpon0Email this to someoneShare on Google+0

GrowHaus – An interactive urban farm and marketplace

CBS4 Denver
July 29, 2011

From the farm website:

Our growing operations are separated into two spaces: the Hydrofarm is a commercial facility designed to maximize yield for our neighbors and generate earned income, while Growasis is a demonstration farm for education and food security.


Growasis is our hands-on demonstration farm where we host year-round public workshops, service learning events, and community programming. Growasis currently consists of 1,000 square feet in a corner of our greenhouse, where we have been able to perform basic renovations. It contains the following elements:

Two aquaponics systems, where we raise fish and plants together in a recirculating high-yield setup

Commercial production of microgreens, young plants that are high in nutrition and flavor

Community plots for residents of Elyria-Swansea to grow produce year-round

A large-scale vermicomposting system to process newspapers, food scraps, and other organic waste into high-quality worm castings

Seasonally-available space rental for third parties to grow seedlings and other edible plants

Over the next year, we will be conducting a community-led design process and renovating a further 6,000 square feet of our facilities to greatly expand the capacity of Growasis Farm. Once complete, this space will include a “living classroom” with teaching kitchen, tropical perennial plants, additional community growing space, and more.

See the CBS4 story here.

See the GrowHaus website here.

1 comment

1 Tawnya Sawyer { 08.14.12 at 6:01 pm }

We would love to update this original story with some new renovations underway at the GrowHaus.
A small local business, Colorado Aquaponics, is partnered with the GrowHaus an urban farm, marketplace and education center in a northwest Denver neighborhood, to turn a once abandoned building into a sustainable food production system using aquaponics. The system will grow fresh fish and highly nutritious vegetables for an area designated as a food desert. Aquaponics conserved water, produces zero waste and is planned to run on renewable energy sources. Once completed, the commercial scale aquaponics system will become a model for people from all over the world who desire local, chemical free food, and greater self-reliance. The Colorado Aquaponics system is being built in the next few weeks as greenhouse renovations are completed. We would love to provide a tour before the end of August to discuss this exciting project and what it means to the community and the greater Denver area.