The Urban Farmer’s Collaborative was formed in the winter of 2009 and consists of Greenleaf, Granata Farms and Produce Denver. Through the Denver Housing Authority the Urban Farmer’s Collaborative has been given the opportunity to farm and distribute produce in the heart of the city.
Denver Housing Authority (DHA) is using 2.4 acres it owns in the Curtis Park neighborhood to demonstrate today’s most cutting edge sustainability practices in an urban setting. The focus of the Sustainability Park is on renewable energy, energy efficiency, local food production, water management, and developing quantifiable metrics for these new cutting edge sustainability products/practices. With the help of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society and the Urban Farmer’s Collaborative, DHA hopes to move beyond the rhetoric of sustainability and provide a community space for local organizations to showcase sustainability in action.