Support Denver Urban Gardens on Colorado Gives Day
Give where you live and support Denver Urban Gardens this Colorado Gives Day! Schedule your donation today to support community gardens, DeLaney Community Farm, our education programs and so much more. Click here to schedule your donation!
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Be a part of the movement today! Colorado Gives Day will take place on December 9th, 2014.
Interested in running your own campaign to support DUG on Colorado Gives Day? Contact Rebecca Andruska, Director of Development and Communications, here for more information.
2015 Master Community Gardener and Master Composter Programs
Applications are available for the 2015 Master Community Gardener and Master Composter programs! The Master Community Gardener program is an 11-week train the trainer course designed to train community leaders in all aspects of community gardening with a focus on community organizing, as well as basic horticultural knowledge. For more information about this program, and to apply, click here! The Master Composter Program is a ten-session course training individuals to be Master Composters and, in turn, equipping participants to share their newly acquired knowledge with others in the community. For more information about the Master Composter program, and for information about applying, click here!
These unique workshops are designed for teachers and volunteers who work in youth education programs that focus on nutrition and gardening. Join DUG’s Education Team to learn different ways to use your school garden and how to teach hands-on lessons in organic gardening and nutrition. Workshops are offered seasonally and each workshop highlights unique, seasonally-appropriate lessons from DUG's School Garden and Nutrition Curriculum. Each workshop includes a garden-related lesson, a nutrition lesson and a snack component.
Since 2004, Denver Urban Gardens and the Colorado School of Public Health have worked together, through the Gardens for Growing Healthy Communities (GGHC) community-based research initiative, to explore how gardens, as neighborhood places, support healthy living. In short, the results of this research partnership have shown what community gardeners have known all along- that community gardens are good for neighborhoods!
Click here to learn more about this important research.