Gather ‘Round Gala 2023
Our signature gala and fundraiser has been a DUG staple for the last 12 years, marking the harvest season and a time to give thanks for another bountiful year in the garden.
This year’s event brings together 400 of DUG’s diverse community members at ReelWorks Denver to honor the work of community partners across our impact areas. Enjoy luxe, seasonal, plant-based fare from our friends at The Easy Vegan, get down on the dance floor with our live band The Dollhouse Thieves, and jump into the fun with our silent auction, live auction, wine wall, and paddle raise.
Our dress code is denim to diamonds–come in whatever you feel best in!
Bread Service | local sourdough, caramelized leek butter
Harvest salad | shaved apples, golden beets, local greens, toasted pepitas, apple cider vinaigrette
Autumn Vegetable Ragout | braised fennel, blistered tomato, cannellini beans, marbled potato, tender squash, mini potato chips, fried sage
Herb-whipped parmesan polenta
Chocolate pot de crème or chai bodino
2023 Honorees for Food, Climate, and Community Impact
Climate: DPS Students for Climate Action
Food Sovereignty: East Denver Food Sovereignty Initiative
Ancestral Food Ways: DUG Pecos Garden
Skill Building: The Giving Grove
Health + Wellness: Dr. Jill Litt