Coors Field’s sustainable garden second annual planting scheduled for Friday

WHAT: Media are invited to attend the second annual spring planting of Coors Field’s garden.

Once again, the Colorado Rockies and Aramark, the Rockies’ exclusive food and beverage partner, have partnered with Colorado State University’s Institute for the Built Environment to plant garden in the ballpark, featuring a larger number and variety of crops than last year, when it was launched as baseball’s first on-site, sustainable garden producing food for use in the stadium.

The Rockies and Aramark staff and CSU students will be planting edible flowers and assorted vegetables this season, including tomatoes, peppers, beets, cabbage, melon, peas, squash, eggplant, kale, carrots, beans, corn and chives. Planted herbs will include parsley, thyme, basil, cilantro, dill, oregano and sage. There will be three different plantings throughout the season.

WHEN: Friday, May 23, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Coors Field, Gate A

VISUALS: The 600-square-foot garden mimics a baseball stadium, with raised beds terracing upwards from the garden’s “infield” to the outfield to the stands.

WHY: The Garden, which promotes beneficial garden ecosystem functions, will provide Aramark with herbs and vegetables for use in Coors Field’s Mountain Ranch Club menu and build-your-own salad station. Sustainable features include raised beds built from beetle-kill pinewood, organic soil and irrigation drip lines made from recycled materials.

Jay Alves, Colorado Rockies, 303-312-2326,
David Freireich, ARAMARK, 215-238-4078,
Jeff Dodge, Colorado State University, 970-491-4251,