The GrowHaus: A Community Approach to Healthy Food in a Denver Food Desert

The GrowHaus is an indoor urban farm, education center, and marketplace in Elyria-Swansea, Denver. In this sneak peek, we give viewers a look into the GrowHaus mission.

“What we’re trying to do is give the voice back to the common people,” says Kathryn Ardoin, GrowHaus’ food distribution coordinator. “We don’t come up with the programs; the community tells us, and we just help make it happen.”

At its core is the belief that healthy food is not a privilege, but a right.

“We can sell all the food, we can grow all the food, but if people don’t know why or what to buy or how to prepare it, how to store it, how to grow it themselves, then ultimately we’re just another for-profit store with no mission,” Ardoin says. “Ultimately, we’re here for this community specifically. As they grow and as they change, we will with them.”

Stay tuned for the full “Sustain” episode, coming soon!