MISSION - Growing Colorado Kids works with refugee youth to cultivate leadership and teamwork through small-scale organic farming and nutritional cooking.
Our youth work with volunteers and community members to farm a bountiful plot of land. Participants enjoy getting away from the city, interacting with farm animals, learning about natural farming, and preparing nutritional meals fresh from the farm. These experiences help our refugee youth in gaining invaluable life skills that lead to empowerment, leadership, and future success.
Growing Colorado Kids was founded in 2008 by Chris and Denise Lines to address the hunger faced by many refugee youth in Metro Denver. At first, the program utilized inner-city garden plots to grow food for refugee families. Hosts provided water and land and in turn received a portion of the harvest. In 2013, Growing Colorado Kids moved to a 5-acre farm in Commerce City.
Meet our newest 4-legged addition to the GCK family, Gisueppe Giacamo Russell Lines. Gisueppe is a Mini Jersey Calf and was named in honor of our founders grandfather.
Born July 2, 2015
Weighing 120 pounds
A HUGE thank you to all that attended our first farm fundraiser. You showed up with love and joy in your hearts and it was felt! The night was a huge success! We had a wonderful group of over 90 attendees that enjoyed live