Denver Urban Gardens

Our vision is a city rich with accessible green spaces and a food system that is just and equitable for all with universal access to fresh, healthy food and the knowledge and resources to grow your own.

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General Information

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Denver Urban Gardens​​​​​​​
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1031 33rd Street
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
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1031 33rd Street
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
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1031 33rd Street
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
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Mission Statement

Our mission is to preserve and expand urban green spaces while sharing knowledge and resources to grow food in community. Let's grow together!

Organization History

Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) was established in 1985 to support Denver residents in creating sustainable, food-producing neighborhood community gardens. Over the past 35+ years, our network of community gardens has expanded to six metro Denver counties as we have championed the power of plants, the people who grow them, and the communities they nourish.

During that time our program reach has extended to offering educational resources and skill-building in urban growing for all ages, as well as providing access to seeds, seedlings, and an interconnected network that builds community resilience by growing local, fresh, organic food together.

We currently operate more than 180 community gardens throughout Metro Denver, including more than 70 school-based community gardens. In addition to building and supporting community gardens, we operate DeLaney Community Farm, the Master Composter Training Program, the Master Community Gardener Training Program, Grow a Garden, and provide extensive opportunities for youth education in nutrition and gardening.


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