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Be sure to show up to Sprout Down to ensure Sprout City Farms has another fantastic harvest!
Be sure to show up to Sprout Down to ensure Sprout City Farms has another fantastic harvest!SproutCityFarms.org

Sprout City Farms works to create a local food system by developing a network of farms in underutilized land through-out the Denver Metro area. On the first day of Spring - March 21, 2012, Sprout City Farms will be holding their second annual Sprout Down fundraiser at the Mercury Cafe (2199 California Street, Denver) from 6 PM to 11 PM.

The organization will be accepting a sliding-scale donation (between $7 and $15, or more if you can!) at the door for two tickets for appetizers prepared by the SAME Cafe and Queen Anne's Bed and Breakfast's Milan Doshi. The event will also host a silent auction as well as activities, goods, and services from local vendors. Live music will be performed by Fingers of the Sun and Steven Rothenburg.

All collected donations of the evening will be matched by anonymous donors.

Donations from this event will go to support the operating costs of Sprout City Farm's acre-sized farm at the Denver Green School. Organically grown produce from this farm goes to the school cafeteria and the local comunity, as well as providing knowledge of healthy eating practices, smart gardening traits, and other educational opportunities for the surrounding community.

Now in it's second year, Sprout City Farms works with the Denver Green School and Denver Urban Gardens to educate and nourish the community in food and farm related matters, as well as growing fresh vegetables for the CSA and farm-stand program. Volunteers are always welcome.

The Denver Green School is a "Neighborhood Innovation School" that uses it's own unique programs - approved by the Denver School Board - that emphasizes project-based, self-directed learning towards natural and sustainable topics.

You can follow Sprout City Farms on Facebook and Twitter for updates on the event.

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