The Wheat Ridge
Community Gardeners of America in cooperation with the City of Wheat
Ridge Forestry Section have been working closely for over 20 years in
sponsoring the Community Gardens.
Located at 42nd Ave. and
Ammons St., and known as the Happiness Gardens, these gardens give
people a chance to taste delicious home-grown vegetables. Each gardener
receives a 10' x 20' plot and is provided tilled ground and water. Five
raised beds are accessible for physically challenged gardeners at no
charge. Plots are available for both vegetable and flower gardens.
Construction continues on
the south end of Happiness Gardens. This project employed the
involvement of an Amicorp Youth Crew sponsored through the Jefferson
Country Conservation District and assistance from our local Mile High
Youth Corp crews. We have welcomed all their youthful enthusiasm and
Still in the works
The raised beds are being replaced and more are being built.
A new water delivery system will make watering beds easier.
A shade shelter will be installed this summer affording an out of the sun spot to share gardening tips.
We are hoping to plant a few fruit trees yet this year or next spring.
We are hoping to have everything completed by later this summer.