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.