Who We Are
We are a nonprofit garden project in a quiet neighborhood in Boulder, Colorado. Our aim is to demonstrate the abundance that can be produced in a semi-rural backyard setting surrounded by city. We strive to cultivate a connection to the land and inspire others to do so too.
We take joy in producing food and flowers for ourselves and the surrounding community, and we offer our extra produce to our neighbors. We grow everything using 100% organic and biodynamic practices.
What We Offer
We grow many different kinds of fresh vegetables, herbs, and flowers — and duck eggs, too!
Click here for a current list of what we're growing.
We offer seeds and live plant starts in the spring, and various other products throughout the year including herbal products (salves, bath salts, etc), and a limited selection of canned or prepared foods (as allowed by Colorado's Cottage Foods law)
We also offer occasional classes and workshops.
Where to Buy
We are a non-profit project located in a residential neighborhood. Access to the garden and its products and services is limited to members — though anyone can become a member!
Membership is $50 per year. Members have access to our weekly Produce Stand during the summer, as well as opportunities to participate in fun events and garden activities throughout the year.
Ready to Join?
Dharma's Garden is situated on a 5-acre parcel of land traversed by Wonderland Creek in northwest Boulder, Colorado. Sheep grazed this land in the early half of the 1900s, and it has been largely untouched since then. Boulder native Timothy Francis settled onto the land with his wife, Kerry, in 2014 and cultivated a half-acre garden with the intention of sharing some of its magic with the surrounding community, as well as the wider world. We love this land and hope that it might be protected from encroaching developments and preserved in its entirety for generations to come. Here on this land, in our own small way, we strive to embody a larger vision for humanity as a whole: That we might all live together on the planet in meaningful participation with the natural world around us. That our children may all grow up knowing where food comes from. That people of all ages and occupations have the chance to put their hands in the dirt. That each of us can plant a seed and wonder at the magic of it all - the immense and beautiful mystery that is unfolding around us in every moment.
We hold the intention of creating a working educational garden that might operate here in Boulder in perpetuity. We invite our friends and neighbors to participate in realizing this vision. Dharma's Garden is a project of Four Kingdoms Council, a non-profit organization.
- About Dharma the Deer -
"Dharma" was the name given to a baby deer born on this very same land in 2011, to the wonderment of the kindergarten students next door. We think of him every time we walk through the meadow grasses around the garden. We hope Dharma is still happily scampering around the wild somewhere near.
- About Us -
Kerry Francis is a preschool teacher, editor, and birth doula. She helps care for the garden (and ducks!) alongside her husband Tim. Tim thinks she is the most beautiful and wonderful woman in the world.
Tim is our resident garden manager and director of the Dharma's Garden project. A lifelong gardener, landscaper, and certified permaculture designer, Tim studied biodynamic farming under Jim Barausky here in Boulder. Before Dharma's Garden, Tim worked as the garden manager of Koanga, a permaculture institute in New Zealand.
Oki & Zeeko
Our resident canines help watch over our land and all of its creatures, and provide us with endless love and entertainment.