ABOUT LARIMER UPROOTED
Larimer Uprooted is a rooftop urban farm that sits atop the Larimer Square Parking Garage, located in the heart of downtown Denver. Our mission is to educate ourselves and our community about urban farming. We invite you to come, visit the farm, and grow with us.
Two-thirds of the growing space is in vegetable and fruit production, while the remaining one third is filled with native, perennial plants reflective of the local, surrounding flora.
Interspersed among these beds are murals, tables to gather, garden beds for education, and places for community members to sit and convene.
Goals for this project:
- To produce food and ecosystem services – all while learning and sharing best growing practices to inspire others to create their own urban agriculture projects.
- To create a community space that not only serves as a point of gathering but also as a wild space where people can connect to the surrounding flora – a more wild space within the heart of the city.
- To educate and inspire others to learn about where their food comes from and how they can participate in the local Denver food system.
COMMUNITY HOURS & LOCATION INFO
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tours are offered Fridays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.
Maximum of 15 people allowed in a group.
Anyone is welcome to come use the space to sit, meditate, have a meeting, eat lunch during the hours above.
We are located at 1422 Market Street. Take the parking garage elevator to the 5th floor and walk up one flight of stairs to level 6.Book a Tour View Site Plan
Mike Spade is the farm manager at Larimer Uprooted and oversees all farm production, events, and programming. While at Stony Brook University pursuing a degree in Sustainability Studies and Environmental Design, Policy, & Planning, Mike helped to develop a rooftop farm at the university’s hospital, which fed patients with dietary restrictions. Since then he has continued to cultivate his love for organic farming, trail building, and environmental education by assisting several nonprofit organizations and government entities.
For the past three years, Mike has led the Plant The Seed Project youth gardening initiative and spent time at Slow Food Denver, where he led students through an entire seed-to-table experience with cooking and gardening classes. Before joining our team, he was also working for Green Roofs of Colorado, helping to build greenspace on residential and commercial properties throughout the Front Range.