All Micro Farm Programs aim to educate and provide experience to the Globeville, Elyria-Swansea community in growing local, healthy, and organic food. These programs educate adult individuals in nutrition, business strategies, vermiculture, animal husbandry, and aquaponics. The primary goals aid in a holistic lifestyle, wellbeing, and financial stability.
Micro Farm Program Basic
This basic Micro Farm program is 8 week in length, offered twice a week for 2 hours a day. Adult students learn the basics of permaculture principles. Classes are offered in both English and Spanish with childcare provided. Free of charge for 80216 residents.
Herb & Nutrition
This program is a 6 week program, taking place once a week for two hours. Students learn simple herbal and nutritional principles for everyday health. Each week's class addresses a different body system for presenting nutrition and herbal preparations for common health concerns. Emphasis will be placed on practical, sustainable, local herbs and foods which can be used to alleviate acute health complaints. Nutrition principles are geared towards preventative medicine for everyday working people. Classes are offered in both English and Spanish with childcare provided. Free of charge to 80216 residents.
Micro Farm Business Intensive
This program, new in 2015, consists of four months of intensive classes for residents of Elyria, Swansea, Globeville and north Denver's food deserts. It has been designed to improve participants' quality of life through increasing economic opportunity and greater knowledge of healthy eating and active living. Students will be introduced to business skills which will help them begin a small home-based, agricultural-based enterprise. Classes are offered free of charge in both English and Spanish with childcare provided.
The result of the Business Intensive course can be seen at The GrowHaus during events, residents cook and also in the sale of seedlings. If you would like to purchase seedlings, click here.