Green Thumbs Up: How to Get Involved in Urban Growing

You don’t have to become a neighborhood organizer to get involved in local urban growing.


Community Roots, a neighborhood CSA in Boulder, Colorado, is the perfect solution for homeowners who are land-rich but time-poor. Many homeowners have yards suitable for gardening but lack hours to devote to planting, caring for and harvesting produce.

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• Volunteer at a nearby organic farm.

• Cultivate your own raised-bed garden in your back or front yard.

• Stake a claim at a community garden.

• Plant a windowsill garden at your apartment.

• Launch a neighborhood garden club.

• Join a local CSA.