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Learn what microgreens are, why they are important to grow, and how to grow them using soil or jute mats in hydroponics systems with Roberto Meza.

Roberto Meza is a local food advocate, first-generation farmer and co-founder of Emerald Gardens, a year-round greenhouse farm with a mission to strengthen communities by addressing food access and working to develop equitable models of aggregation and distribution for other local farms. He is a member of the Denver Sustainable Food Policy Council, board member of the High Plains Food Co-op, and Chair of membership for Mile High Farmers, the local chapter of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and the National Young Farmers Coalition.

Materials Needed

  • Soil or jute mats
  • Nursery trays or shallow container
  • Seeds
  • Water bottle or hose

Visit the Emerald Gardens website at https://www.emeraldgardens.farm/ to learn more and join the newsletter. You can also order jute pads to get your microgreens started or the Smoothie SuperPowder at the online farm stand! (if you’re in the Denver area, you can order microgreens to be delivered to you at home!)