Together, we cultivate gardeners, grow food, and nourish community.

DUG gardeners grow food, but more than that, they grow community. We put down deep roots, providing resources, training, and support needed to establish enduring gardens and farms that become valuable assets to neighborhoods. We do all of this with respect for all people and the environment.


Acres of land preserved


DUG-maintained gardens


Garden Leader Volunteers


Gardeners across six counties

Over the last thirty-five years, we have grown to include more than 180 community gardens spanning six counties. We also offer horticultural and leadership training, youth education, and food access programs that provide free and low-cost access to seeds, seedlings and education around growing food.

Support DUG

DUG operates the largest network of community gardens in the country serving over 40,000 annually. Help us grow that impact by donating to us.

Join a Garden

Find out how to join one of our 180 + community gardens in six counties across the Denver Metro area, as well as learn what it means to be part of a community garden.

Grow Your Skills

Explore our upcoming educational events and opportunities to grow your gardening skillset.