Food for Thought: The GrowHaus

The GrowHaus believes that healthy food is a right, not a privilege! The GrowHaus is a nonprofit indoor farm, market, and education center working to improve food access in NE Denver's most under served communities. www.thegrowhaus.org

Community toy drive at the 2015 Winter Festival at The GrowHaus
The holiday season can be extremely tough for many families in our community, which makes giving their kids holiday gifts sometimes impossible. We have nearly 600 children signed up to receive a gift through our toy drive, and we're asking for donations to ensure they all get a present. YOU can make a difference! Even small donations go a long way in making the holidays bright for a family! Click here to donate (write "toy drive" in the 'reason' field). Read more about the 2015 Winter Festival

ICOSA Media produced this video for The GrowHaus:

Food is one of the universal requirements for life. No matter who you are, you have to eat or you can not survive. Unquestionably the better food you eat, the healthier you will be. If you’re like me you are fortunate enough to be able to get yourself to the grocery store and get enough veggies to keep yourself in good shape.

For many people, easy access to healthy food is not an option. In many urban areas people live in what is referred to as a β€œfood desert” where there is little to no access to grocery stores. One non-profit has noticed the trend, and is working to empower community leaders to fix the solution in some of the most ingenious ways possible: permaculturehydroponics and urban aquaponics farming. The GrowHaus (located in Northern Denver) is leading the charge to put healthy food back in the communities that need it most. (By Nathan Meyer, ICOSA Media)