In the Spring of 2014, the Department of Environmental Health and Sustainability teamed up with two local planting gurus from Aspen T.R.E.E. to jump start our City's demonstration garden with the principals of permaculture. Eden Vardy, Executive Director and Paul Huttenhower, Program Director are helping us transform our simple fruit and vegetable plot into a food forest with perennial native edibles such as thimbleberry and nodding onion.
Please visit the garden, and feel free to pick strawberries, lettuces and whatever looks ready to harvest - just remember to give them a thorough washing before eating! Some of our new perennial additions of oregon grape, lemon sorrel and a historic rhubarb (a descendant of Elizabeth Paepcke's very own rhubarb plant) will need a little more time to get established.
This page is currently expanding alongside our garden, so please keep checking back for more details and information about what we've got growing at City Hall.
The garden is located on the east side of Aspen City Hall (130 S.Galena) next to Connor Park.
Please contact Stacy Keating at 970-920-5071 for more information about the City Hall Garden.