Welcome to the Birch Community Garden at The Salvation Army. Founded in 2009, the garden was originally the vision of Captains Tom and Laura Fenton of the Broomfield Salvation Army. They thought that if someone would be willing to coordinate the garden they could donate the land at the Salvation Army property in the Birch neighborhood of Broomfield. Kierston Howard quickly stepped in and organized a prolific and bountiful garden. Kierston Howard has moved on. The new coordinators are Carmen Albiniak and Sharon Josephs. Since it was started 12 years ago, the garden has yielded almost 25,000 pounds of food to be donated back into the community through the Salvation Army’s outreach. Now in its twelfth year, the garden continues to be guided by these founding goals:
- Provide fresh, local and organic fruit and vegetables to community members, particularly those in need
- Unite community members by creating opportunity for people to gather around a common interest, goal, and/or activity
- Create cross-generational educational opportunities for community members teaching:
– Resource sustainability
– Food source independence
– Healthful eating habits
– Gardening technique & practices
- Provide opportunities for community members to garden, relax, reflect, and gather in a common, public area
We are excited to continue to work toward & achieve these goals in 2018 and invite members of the community to join us.
For more information about The Birch Community Garden at the Salvation Army please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.