Convention center in downtown Denver plants urban garden
If you are a foodie and settling into one of the homes for sale in Denver, you will soon be able to find all of your fresh fruits and vegetables organically in the new urban garden that broke ground at the Colorado Convention Center downtown. Called Blue Bear Farm, the project sponsored by hospitality partner, Centerplate.
In a city that is surrounded by the natural splendor of the Rocky Mountains, a fresh garden is fitting in a convention center that sees a half million locals and visitors every year, according to city's convention and vistors bureau. The organization is looking to create jobs and sprout 5,000 feet of squash, strawberries, tomatoes, spinach, eggplant, basil and even two beehives for fresh, local honey. Since downtown Denver also gets 300 days of sunshine per year, the beautiful weather provides the local community with the perfect excuse to utilize the area's natural resources.
According to the FOX Denver affiliate KDVR, Produce Denver is responsible for the design and maintenance of the grounds. Made up of young residents who are passionate about growing local Colorado produce, this is great way for the downtown community to grow something together and bring healthier food to everyone's plate.