Project Description

The GrowHaus


4751 York Street, Denver, Colorado 80216

The GrowHaus is a nonprofit located in Denver’s Elyria Swansea neighborhood. A once abandoned Lehrer’s flower greenhouse became the home for the Growhaus in 2010 and serves today as a thriving community center with a focus on providing access to healthy affordable food, education, and community events. In addition to the aquaponic farm, the GrowHaus is a unique environment featuring a variety of growing systems including a 5,000 sq ft hydroponics farm, a mushroom cultivation lab, permaculture systems, chickens, rabbits, and bees.

We built the 3,000 square foot aquaponics farm in 2012 and it is one of the longest-running urban aquaponics farms in the US. Over the last four years, the farm has grown over 100,000 lbs of produce and fish and is a profitable operation. In addition to serving the community food basket program, products from the farm are sold to local restaurants and markets that are all within 5 miles of the farm.

The farm system has over 1,400 sq ft of DWC in a 3,000 sq ft greenhouse bay. There are three fish tanks totaling 2,000 gallons of water,  averaging 600lbs of fish at any one time.

Fish are sold live to the local residents at $5 a fish, bring your own bucket!