You've been hearing all sorts of things in the media about disappearing pollinators around the world. Do you want to learn more about what is really happening and become a part of scientific research project that looks at these issues? Denver Urban Gardens and CSU are partnering to learn about Denver's native pollinators, and DUG community gardeners are invited to join the Denver Pollinator Project (DPP)! The DPP is an interactive citizen science monitoring project through a PhD Ecology project at Colorado State University. The goal of the project is to understand the relationship between bee distribution in Denver, human nutrition, and urban community gardens. Join us to learn about the importance and status of pollinators, how you can increase pollinators in your garden, and how you can help study the abundance and diversity of bees throughout the city of Denver.
Wednesday, May 13th from 5:00 - 7:00pm at Denver Urban Gardens. Register now!
A Workshop Series for Youth Educators
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. Each workshop highlights unique, seasonally-appropriate lessons from DUG's School Garden and Nutrition Curriculum.
Plot Planning & Spring Planting - Thursday, April 16th
Planning a garden with students is a great way to encourage creativity and enthusiasm for the upcoming growing season. In this workshop, we will explore best practices for planning and planting plots within school gardens. Participants will design and take home a personalized planting plan for their school garden.
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.