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The Applewood neighborhood joined the Sustainable Neighborhoods Program in June 2017. It is located in northwest Lakewood, bounded by W. Colfax Avenue, Youngfield Avenue, W. 32nd Avenue and Simms St.
2018 Outstanding Sustainable Neighborhood
To encourage social connections, deepen a sense of belonging, and build “social capital” by providing a common space where doors are always open and the invitation to visit is a standing one.
To provide opportunities for swapping and sharing of garden produce to our Applewood neighborhood.
To empower fellow neighbors to produce more of their own food by learning about gardening, beekeeping, and raising chickens. We also want to enable people to learn how to responsibly harvest rainwater and greywater and setup applicable systems to do so.
To provide information to the community about ways to minimize water usage, support pollinators such as bees, maintain a landscape without using toxic chemicals, and create beautiful gardens, all while saving money, and to do this through sustainable practices such as xeriscaping, composting, choosing the right grasses, building bee condos, using nontoxic products, and the like.
To promote energy conservation and renewable energy technologies to reduce utility costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
Project Proposals & Program Credits
Outstanding Sustainable Neighborhood
Sustainable Applewood Facebook
Planning Meeting Notes