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The GrowHaus
The GrowHaus
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4571 York St, Denver, CO, US
Climate zone:
Cold Temperate

Aaron Jerad Adam Brock Amanda Macon Ann Cantelow Avery Ellis Conrad Goulet Crystal  Niedzwiadek David Braden Deniz Ucok Dennis Cronin Dilek Yalcin Demiralp Emily Goeke Mari Korhonen Rae Fuller Sam Geesaman Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper Theodore Ash
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The GrowHaus

Project Type

Urban, Community, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

The GrowHaus is a food justice and permaculture nonprofit located in an old 20,000 square-foot greenhouse in the most polluted zipcode of Colorado. We aim to become a hub for urban regeneration through an indoor farm, local market, and ongoing educational programming.

Project Description

Everyone deserves a healthy meal. But in some communities, healthy food simply isn't available. The GrowHaus is a non-profit urban farm and market in one such community - northeast Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. Our mission is to grow healthy community through food access, production and education.

The GrowHaus is based in an old 20,000 square-foot greenhouse that was purchased in late 2009. We're currently growing and teaching in a small part of that greenhouse as we renovate more of our space to accomodate increased food production, educational facilities, and a local market. We operate based on a "triple-bottom-line" model incorporating the following core values:

Environmental Sustainability

The GrowHaus aims to grow an abundance of food year-round while minimizing our consumption of water, energy and soil, and by making extensive use of reused and recycled materials. We are guided in these efforts by permaculture, a design philosophy that draws from a deep understanding of healthy ecosystems. 

Social Sustainability

The GrowHaus depends on the support and involvement of our neighbors, and on ensuring their voices are heard. We strive to promote healthy lifestyles in our community and beyond, engage in open dialogue across boundaries of race, class and culture, and empower residents to take their health into their own hands. Our long-term goal is to have The GrowHaus managed and operated entrirely by Elyria-Swansea residents.

Economic Sustainability

Although the GrowHaus is structured as a non-profit, we aim to generate half of our revenue in-house by 2013. To that end, we are pursuing several mission-driven sources of earned income, including restaurant and market sales, service learning and educational workshops, and space rental.


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