Denver Urban Gardens Calendar of Events

Join us for an event in 2018! Please note that community gardeners, Master Composters, Master Community Gardeners, Grow a Garden participants, volunteers and Connecting Generations mentors are considered DUG participants.

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Gardening in the Heat of Summer: What’s ‘Bugging’ My Plants

By mid-June, you may have questions about the health and productivity of some of your garden plants. Learn to distinguish beneficial from pest insects and about the wide variety of conditions that allow diseases to flourish. Other techniques that encourage crop health, such as succession and companion planting, organic pest control remedies, and harvesting will be discussed. Class participants are encouraged to bring in small samples of vegetable plants with leaves, stems or fruit that are of concern.

Saturday, June 16, 2018
10:00am

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Fall Gardening: The ‘Other’ Season

Fall is actually the most important season for gardeners. It’s a time for focusing on reviewing our successes and challenges, revising garden plans, preparing the soil for the following season and even sowing seeds for early spring crops. Many of the same early spring crop choices can be successfully replanted to reap a fall harvest. This workshop will discuss specific techniques for fall planting, soil improvement (including cover crops), weed control, and pest management that can lead to a deeply rooted garden in the springtime. A portion of the class time will be spent in DUG’s ‘Horsebarn’ garden, directly viewing the ‘maturing’ garden, and identifying factors that lead to a bountiful season.

Saturday, August 25, 2018
10:00am

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Helping Kids Get Healthy Panel Discussion

Join the Denver Urban Gardens education team to hear from school and community leaders about creating engaging and educational school gardens. Learn from on-the-ground experts best practices for developing learning opportunities for students in the school garden and how to engage the community in a meaningful way.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
5:30pm

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Herbal Preservation: Shrubs, Elixirs and Infusions

Harness the healing power of your herbs as you learn to create shrubs – plus other preservation extracts – to create delicious and inventive potions you can cook with, eat and make elixirs for drinking. You will be given tips on drying and storing your herbs and how to blend nourishing herbal infusions. Class led by Tonja Reichley. $25.

Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:00am

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Worm Composting in the Classroom

By November the garden is winding down, and we start to shift our focus to garden-related lessons in the indoor classroom. In this workshop, we walk you through the process of assembling and caring for a worm bin. Learn how to connect your worm bin to life cycle and decomposition lessons, and work with your students to create compost throughout the winter, which can be used in the springtime garden.

Thursday, November 8, 2018
5:30pm

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