Dean is a self taught vegetable gardener, home brewer, canner, & amateur videographer, with deep generational roots in Olde Town Arvada, Colorado. His thirst for DIY projects & experimental procedures in the garden has eventually led him down the path towards a more sustainable & healthy lifestyle. Suzi is referred to as the “Llama Lady.” She is an animal lover with experience raising dogs, goats, chickens, llamas, & alpaca’s. Owning the same 1.67 acre parcel of land overlooking Olde Town for the past 37 years, has allowed her the freedom to put to use the knowledge she acquired about plants & flowers while growing up in Alaska, from her mother who was an avid gardener and flower show judge.
Dean & Suzi joined Arvada Gardeners organization in 2012 and converted a small portion of their private land for use as a limited space satellite neighborhood community garden; with an emphasis on sustainability. They currently finance, operate, and maintain enough gardening space for seven families; incorporate the use of PV solar panels, composting, and beehives; as well as an enthusiastic awareness/interest in learning more about vermiculture.
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