Denver Urban Gardens is working to create a new space that will significantly change the way we serve the community. In partnership with Denver Housing Authority and a host of international development organizations, we are developing a nonprofit shared space in a historic building known as The Horse Barn, in Denver's Five Points Neighborhood. The Horse Barn will serve as the joint headquarters for Denver Urban Gardens and our new partner tenants. To move to this new space, we must raise $325,000 for key renovations, and we need your help!
We are 88% of the way to our goal, with $40,000 to go! Our progress includes $150,000 in generous challenge grants from The Colorado Health Foundation, the Gates Family Foundation, and The Boettcher Foundation. That means that without your support, we will miss out on $150,000, and the opportunity to grow our capacity at a pivotal moment in our organization's history.
On Sunday, May 19th, join Denver Urban Gardens for a special event at The Populist, which was recently named one of the best new restaurants in Denver. Optional tours of the Horse Barn, which is just a few blocks away, will be provided before the event at 5:00pm. Beginning at 6:00pm, guests will enjoy cocktails and small plates on a beautiful patio, followed by a brief program and silent auction.
Your support is crucial to our ability to reach this important fundraising goal, and grow our capacity to create access to fresh, healthy food for thousands more Coloradans.
Space is limited so don't wait: Reserve your ticket today!
DUG's Helping Kids Get Healthy 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 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.
Click here to view the full 2013 Helping Kids Get Healthy workshop schedule.
Community gardens are one of the most powerful tools we have to create lasting change in our neighborhoods. Giving to Denver Urban Gardens means creating lasting, positive changes at the neighborhood level, allowing individuals of all ages and backgrounds to fight hunger and poor nutrition, and improve their lives and neighborhoods.
Donate now, and join us in coming alongside residents to create a healthier, more food secure community.
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.