As the challenging work of the Marshall Fire recovery continues, we are so thrilled to support a unique partnership with local conservation nonprofit, Resource Central. The partnership, announced earlier this month, offers perennial, waterwise Garden In A Box kits to any fire-affected homes that were damaged or destroyed. Qualifying homes will be eligible to receive up to two 100 square foot gardens for free as well as access to volunteer planting help as needed. This partnership will assist our community in rebuilding “home”, which includes your yard! For anyone whose home was damaged or destroyed, you can begin the process of incorporating these waterwise gardens by filling out the interest Form.
What Is Garden In A Box?
- A waterwise garden alternative to turf grass. Learn more here.
- DIY garden kit comes with starter plants, plant-by-number maps, and plant care information.
- Our gardens are available to claim in either March for Spring pick up (May & June) June for Fall pick up (August & September.)
- This program will continue beyond 2023 and eligibility does not expire until used!
- Any homes deemed “damaged” or “destroyed” by Marshall Fire are eligible. This designation will be verified after your application is submitted via the official Damage Assessment Map.
- Eligible for up to two qualifying Garden In A Box kits free of cost.
- Gardens are offered on a first come, first served basis each season to those who apply and qualify.
As you know, today is the one-year anniversary of the worst natural disaster in Colorado history that destroyed over 1000 homes in our community. And this event brought the community together on a scale we have never seen before.
In recent years, we have experienced many unprecedented events that have impacted our community and our sense of safety in ways we could not have imagined.
As we near the season of Thanksgiving, Community Foundation Boulder County would like to express just how grateful and humbled we are for your ongoing trust and engagement in building a more equitable Boulder County.
Overview and Funding Priorities
Community Foundation Boulder County announces the first open funding opportunity from the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. At this time, $100,000 will be made available for commemorative events that support Marshall Fire survivors. We believe community healing involves people connecting, remembering, reflecting, and taking care of one another.