The Denver Public School “Urban Farm” initiative began in fall 2011. The Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) department launched urban farms at four DPS school sites ranging from ½ acre to 1-acre. This effort was inspired by a successful Garden to Cafeteria program that began in fall 2010, delivering over 1,000 lbs. of produce to school kitchens from 15 garden sites. In fall 2011, Sprout City Farms provided 568 lbs. of produce to the Denver Green School kitchen from the Denver Green School Community Farm, and the McGlone Elementary School farm provided 31 lbs. of spinach for school meals. Since then, Sprout City Farms has continued to provide produce to the Denver Green School kitchen while urban farm sites at Bradley, McGlone and Schmitt Elementary School farms have supplied produce for school meals across the district.