Support Denver Urban Gardens on Colorado Gives Day! On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, Coloradans will come together again to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits like ours. Last year, a remarkable $15.7 million was distributed to Colorado nonprofits. This year, our goal is to raise $10,000 to support new community gardens in planning for 2014.
When you give to DUG on Colorado Gives Day:
100% of your donation will come to us.
The value of your donation will be automatically increased by the FirstBank Incentive Fund.
Our Free Seeds and Transplants program provides free vegetable seeds and plants to thousands of people in need each year, in addition to dozens of schools and human service programs! Applications for individuals and families for this program will be available at your nearest distribution center after January 2nd, and will be due back to the same center by January 31st.
New distribution centers for 2014 include the Aurora Central Library, as well as Denver Urban Gardens' office, which is serving as a distribution center for both individual and group applications.
DUG's train-the-trainer programs give community members the skills and opportunities to become effective leaders and educators in their own neighborhoods. The Master Composter Training Program is a 10-session course training individuals to be Master Composters and, in turn, equipping participants to share their newly acquired knowledge with others in the community. The deadline to apply to be a 2014 Master Composter is December 16th, 2013. Click here to learn more!
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.