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Promote a healthy lifestyle!

The Mitchell Elementary Community Garden is a parent run, voluntary garden founded in 2011 through grants and fundraisers. The Garden is situated at the south end of the upper playground, past the black top and is fenced with 10 fully irrigated, raised beds utilizing an organic approach, and a storage shed. The fundamental goals of the Garden are to encourage a passion for the science and art of gardening, promote nutrition, and facilitate our children’s understanding of the environment and how their food is produced. This is accomplished through numerous activities and contests that revolve around kindergarten through 5th grade curriculum goals.

2015/2016 school year.

Are you a bud­ding botanist or an avid agri­cul­tur­ist? Or maybe you just love watch­ing things grow and get­ting your hands dirty!

The Mitchell Garden Team is sponsoring this FREE after-school activity for 1st to 4th graders and Mitchell’s 4th grade teaching team will be the Garden Club leaders! We are accepting five 5th graders as garden tutors. The 6-week class covers care of the Mitchell school garden, fun garden science experiments, and lessons in healthy eating.

Where: Temp Building

When:  Thursdays 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5,/5, 5/12 and 5/19; 3:00-4:15

To sign up your kid email

Want to volunteer at the club?


Be a chef for a day! Ok, it’s not a lot of cooking, more preparing & tasting! It can be super easy (salads!) or more intricate for the higher grades (salsa, pasta, etc.) – up to you! See below which teachers would like to have a cooking class. Ideally we need 2 volunteers per class, but we can also ask the Golden Elks Lodge for volunteers.

Time commitment:  about 3 hours for one class (feel free to do more!)

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Do you want the garden team to succeed, but don’t have a lot of time? No worries, we need volunteers for specific projects that will take 5 to 20 hours a school year!

Coordinator positions
Help with this worthy cause!

Cooking Class Coordinator
Facilitate the cooking classes with parents, teachers and Slow Food Denver, assist with purchases, potentially volunteer at classes, etc.
Time commitment:  between 5 and 15h over the school year

Earth Day/Harvest Festival Coordinator
We have two main festivals each year: Earth Day & Harvest Festival. We need someone to organize snacks, make sure the event is announced on time, organize volunteers, etc.
Time commitment: about 5 hours in spring/fall.

To volunteer, email us at

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Tracy Youse & Ursula Webhofer