Denver Urban Gardens

A nonprofit organization

Lack of access to affordable healthy food, social isolation, and the climate crisis...they're big challenges that Denver Urban Gardens is tackling in innovative and thoughtful ways.

You can help by making a gift to DUG! Your gift will support urban agriculture in the Denver area and beyond. It will increase access to gardens and food forests in marginalized communities heavily impacted by climate change. And it ensures DUG gardens, gardeners, and volunteers are well-supported, because community gardens and food forests aren’t “nice to have.” They’re essential. 


To provide access, skills, and resources for people to grow healthy food in community and regenerate urban green spaces

Background Statement

At DUG, our vision is a sustainable urban future where people are deeply and directly connected to the earth, each other, and the food they eat.

Our roots go back to Denver's north side, when 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 and food forests has expanded to 200+ sites in six metro Denver counties as we have championed the power of plants, the people who grow them, and the communities they nourish.

Our programs provide access, skills, and resources to help people grow food in community. We offer youth programming, skill-building workshops for adults, community-centered events, volunteer garden workdays, and much more.

Organization Data


Organization name

Denver Urban Gardens

other names


Year Established


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Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Organization Size

Large Organization


1031 33rd Street Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US




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