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Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is a 700-acre nature preserve and historic working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek in southern Jefferson County.

The Community Supporting Agriculture program (CSA) is the cornerstone of the Gardens' Urban Food Initiatives, growing seven acres of vegetables, flowers and fruit for subscribers (shareholders) and farm stands. 

The land has been used for agricultural production since 1866, and the original homestead, Hildebrand Ranch, is still on the site, along with a granary, icehouse, wood and blacksmith sheds, and 1874 schoolhouse. 

Our mission of continuing to foster a resilient farm by building soil health, and restoring the creek and native grasslands is accomplished by creating a community centered around food and nature. 

“When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." - Aldo Leopold

 

 

 

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