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Free vegetable garden installation in exchange for extra growing space in South Metro Denver!

 
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I am an experienced organic vegetable gardener. I'm looking for extra gardening space to grow winter squash, flour corn, quinoa, sunflowers, and other staple crops that don't fit in my backyard; in these economically uncertain times I want to grow a larger percentage of my family's food.

In exchange for growing space, I am willing to install vegetable gardens in the Littleton/South Metro Denver area. I would dig up the plot, get it ready for planting, set up irrigation, place mulch, and put in vegetable seed or transplants, with trellises or cages if necessary. Materials would have to be provided or payed for by the property owner, and they would also have to pay for water usage. (I could help to source these materials cheaply; for instance, I buy organic fertilizers by the fifty pound sack, which provides considerable savings over the big box stores, and I can help source free cardboard and woodchips for mulch.) I can source some seeds/plants, depending on what the owners wanted to plant. In return, I would plant half the space with crops that I can't fit into my backyard, primarily winter squash, quinoa, corn, and sunflowers. The property owner would be responsible for routine maintenance on their half of the plot (such as weeding, turning on the irrigation, and harvesting.) I will maintain my half, which will be designed to need minimal maintenance. (The watering system would be installed so that by turning it on, both halves of the plot are irrigated.) I would be able to check in once a month or so to keep things on track. In the Fall, I would clean up both sides of the plot and get it ready for the Spring planting.

The overall plot size should be 300 square feet or over, and have good sun exposure and no obstacles to gardening.

If you are interested, PM me.
 
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