We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to protect one of the most unique parcels of land in Boulder in a way that would have lasting impact on the community for generations to come. In 2014, Boulder native Timothy Francis and his wife, Kerry, broke ground on a half-acre garden called Dharma’s Garden—named after a deer who was born where the garden now stands. Their nonprofit was founded to pursue the greater vision of the whole five-acre property as a fully integrated educational farm and homestead.
Over the last six years, Dharma’s Garden has become a thriving center of social connection within the neighborhood. From their sold-out CSA program to bustling on-site market days, from school field trips to hands-on workshops, from summer camps to seasonal festivals—this land already offers so many ways that locals can connect with the earth and one another through the growing, harvesting, and preparing of food. What truly has been kindled here is an inspired way of living—a way in which humanity is wholly engaged in the noble mission of ethical stewardship of the earth.
Right now, the land that Dharma’s Garden has been renting for the last six years is FOR SALE and on the open market. That means that we need to act quickly, as a community, to SAVE THIS FARM! In just the last couple of months, their nonprofit has managed to raise pledges nearing $1 million dollars from 238 individuals and families who care about the future of our community, the future of our children, the future of this land. They still have a ways to go as the nonprofit needs to raise $4.5 million to acquire the property. Please be part of this community movement to preserve this special piece of land for future generations. Together, we can do this!