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Work at Denver Urban Gardens

About Us

Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides access, skills, and resources for people to grow healthy food in community and regenerate urban green spaces. We’re working towards a sustainable urban future where people are deeply and directly connected to the earth, each other, and the food they eat.

DUG centers equity as one of its organizational values, and we value diversity in backgrounds and in experiences. We believe food is a universal right, and we need people from all backgrounds and swaths of life to help build the future of our food system. Learn more about us!

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.)

At DUG, we strive to promote JEDI principles across our organization. One example is through our Change Committee, which is a group of staff members and community members who meet monthly to discuss various topics such as accessibility in the gardens, language justice, and youth engagement.


We offer competitive benefits for employees including paid holidays, vacation, paid trusted time off, as well as employer-sponsored insurance and retirement plans. DUG also offers professional learning opportunities in Horticulture, Urban Agriculture, Food Access, Health & Wellness, Climate Action, Community Garden Building & Education, Community Garden Establishment and Support, and School Gardens.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our staff are people with different strengths, experiences, and backgrounds who share a passion for improving people’s lives. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and many other parts of one’s identity. All of our employee’s points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility.

Current Opportunities

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Not seeing a “right fit” but want to get involved? Explore volunteering opportunities with DUG.

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