CSU Spur Terra
Food & agriculture

Terra is Latin for earth

Earth provides the nutrients to feed the world. Terra at the Spur campus brings agriculture to life, allowing people to understand where their food comes from, the challenges that lie ahead as the global population grows rapidly, and how we can all participate in shaping our food future.

The CSU Spur Terra building will include:

  • Summer camps
  • K-12 Ag Discovery Center
  • CAM’s Ag Academy Lab
  • Urban agriculture research
  • A food lab for industry collaboration
  • A public teaching kitchen

The CSU Spur campus will be an art destination that reflects the local and global communities. Art at Terra will include works by Jason Bruges, Patrick Marold, and Denver’s Sandra Fettingis.

Terra broke ground in September 2020 and will open in early 2022; it is designed by Anderson Mason Dale Architects.


Terra will have a rooftop greenhouse and green-roof, showcasing and conducting research on urban agricultural techniques.

Food Lab

Terra’s industry food lab will have tasting booths for new product development, as part of partnerships with food-related companies.

Denver Metro Extension Center

CSU Extension’s hub at Terra will complement the Denver Extension office.

Street level rendering of Terra and a covered walkway
Street level rendering of Terra at night
Rendering of rooftop greenhouses
Rendering of people in an industrial kitchen
Rendering looking down on an indoor entryway
Rendering of an indoor lobby with wall art
Rendering of an indoor cow statue
Spur Mark Created with Sketch.

Dirt is moving!

Our construction camera on site takes a new picture every 15 minutes.

Watch Terra come to life

Several CSU Spur partners will be on site at Terra

NAAAN logo

The North American Agricultural Advisory Network (NAAAN) is an emerging formal network of stakeholders in agricultural advisory services. The NAAAN links existing agricultural extension communities with one another and with stakeholders in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. The NAAAN connects with counterparts in other countries through its membership in the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS), and focuses its work in three thematic areas: biodefense/biosecurity and management of natural disasters; climate change and soil and water management; and youth skill building and career development.

Together We Grow logo

Together We Grow is a national industry consortium for the U.S. Food and Agriculture sector, building the workforce that will feed the future, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion across a membership that includes many of the largest agribusiness interests in the United States, academic institutions, NGOs and governmental institutions. Together We Grow champions best practices that advance cultures of belonging, engages with our members to build inclusive pipelines of talent that will drive future innovation, and elevates awareness of the dynamic, STEM-forward careers offered within the U.S. agriculture industry. While Together We Grow will office out of the larger Hydro building, it will work closely with partners in Terra.


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