Silo Park Garden Public Meeting

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The Parks, Trails and Recreation Department invites you to bring ideas and give input on the Silo Park gardens. A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Silo Park barn, 9300 South Orchard Road.

An involved citizen process guided the design of the park that was acquired by the Village in 1994. One of the features was a demonstration garden that originally showcased primarily native grasses along with some traditional crops such as wheat barley, corn, and pumpkins.

The content of the garden has evolved through the years, and approximately ten years ago, the Arapahoe County CSU Extension Colorado Master Gardener volunteers took over the planning, planting, and maintenance of the gardens. Under their care, the gardens have become largely dedicated to produce production, which also provides content for education. The vegetables harvested yearly are donated to a local food pantry in Greenwood Village.

The raised beds are deteriorating due to age and in need of updating to improve functionality and aesthetics. The City is planning to make improvements to the beds in 2022. Additionally, there has been a request by the Master Gardener volunteers for a perimeter fence around the garden to deter theft and foraging at nights during the harvest season.

The public is invited to provide feedback on all aspects of the garden including the receptiveness to a perimeter fence. Attached are potential concepts.


The Parks, Trails and Recreation Department invites you to bring ideas and give input on the Silo Park gardens. A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Silo Park barn, 9300 South Orchard Road.

An involved citizen process guided the design of the park that was acquired by the Village in 1994. One of the features was a demonstration garden that originally showcased primarily native grasses along with some traditional crops such as wheat barley, corn, and pumpkins.

The content of the garden has evolved through the years, and approximately ten years ago, the Arapahoe County CSU Extension Colorado Master Gardener volunteers took over the planning, planting, and maintenance of the gardens. Under their care, the gardens have become largely dedicated to produce production, which also provides content for education. The vegetables harvested yearly are donated to a local food pantry in Greenwood Village.

The raised beds are deteriorating due to age and in need of updating to improve functionality and aesthetics. The City is planning to make improvements to the beds in 2022. Additionally, there has been a request by the Master Gardener volunteers for a perimeter fence around the garden to deter theft and foraging at nights during the harvest season.

The public is invited to provide feedback on all aspects of the garden including the receptiveness to a perimeter fence. Attached are potential concepts.


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Page published: 06 September 2021, 06:43