DUG’s Calendar of Events

Check out what we’ve got coming up at DUG on the calendar below. Have a question? Contact us here!

Learn To Compost Workshop with a Master Composter

Healthy soils lead to healthy crops and healthy people. Home-made compost can help create soil communities that use less water, decrease the effects of climate change, and eliminate the usage of chemical fertilizers & pesticides. Come into the garden for a hands-on workshop with a DUG Master Composter to learn the basics of composting in community gardens and in your backyard.

When: Saturday, July 9th, 9:00 – 10:30 am MST

Where: Cole Community Garden, 1350 E. 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80205

Micro Network: Midtown Mung Beans

Saturday, July 9, 2022
9:00am-10:30am

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Garden Troubleshooting: Pests + Disease

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to set up your garden for success. We’ll cover best management practices for crop health, including spacing, healthy soil, watering, identifying pests and diseases, crop rotation, companion planting, as well as distinguishing beneficial from pest insects and how to attract them. We’ll also share practical tips for gardening in the heat of summer.  

Saturday, July 9, 2022
10 AM - 12:00 PM

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Collaborative Problem Solving w/ The Conflict Center

During this garden-focused workshop with The Conflict Center, we’ll dive into what collaborative problem solving is, as well as share steps you can take towards better conflict resolution. We’ll use real-life examples with problems you may be facing in a community garden as practice.

Date: Tuesday July 12th, 5:30-7:30pm

Location: DUG HQ at The Posner Center (1031 33rd St Denver, CO 80205)

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
5:30-7:30pm

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Organic Gardening Learning Lab with ‘Jungle Judy’

Get your hands in the dirt with DUG Senior Education Specialist, ‘Jungle Judy’ Elliott. For new and experienced gardeners alike, we will overview the basics of organic gardening in Colorado and tailor each class to seasonal tips, troubleshooting, and attendee’s questions and needs.

When: Saturday, July 16th, 9:00 – 11:00 am MST

Where: Spencer Garrett Park Community Garden, 17th Avenue and Joliet Street, Aurora, CO 80010

Micro Network: Aurora Eastern Micro Network

Saturday, July 16, 2022
9:00am-11:00am

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Learn To Compost Workshop with a Master Composter

Healthy soils lead to healthy crops and healthy people. Home-made compost can help create soil communities that use less water, decrease the effects of climate change, and eliminate the usage of chemical fertilizers & pesticides. Come into the garden for a hands-on workshop with a DUG Master Composter to learn the basics of composting in community gardens and in your backyard.

When: Saturday, July 23rd, 9:00 – 10:30 am MST

Where: Anythink Perl Mack Community Garden, 7611 Hilltop Circle, Denver, CO 80221

Micro Network: Northside Nasturtium

Saturday, July 23, 2022
9:00am-10:30am

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Community Garden Social

Come meet fellow gardeners, get inspired by touring a community garden, and talk with your neighbors. Light food and drinks will be provided! 

When: Wednesday, July 27th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm MST

Where: Morey Middle School Community Garden, 840 East 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80218

Micro Network: Central Cucumbers

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
5:00pm-7:30pm

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Organic Gardening Learning Lab with ‘Jungle Judy’

Get your hands in the dirt with DUG Senior Education Specialist, ‘Jungle Judy’ Elliott. For new and experienced gardeners alike, we will overview the basics of organic gardening in Colorado and tailor each class to seasonal tips, troubleshooting, and attendee’s questions and needs.

When: Saturday, July 30th, 9:00 – 11:00 am MST

Where: Belmar Community Garden, 455 S Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO 80226

Micro Network: Southern Spicy Pepper 

Saturday, July 30, 2022
9:00am-11:00am

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Putting the Garden To Bed Workshop

Shortening days of fall provide a signal to gardeners that it is time to concentrate on preparing the garden for its time of rest and rejuvenation.

In this workshop, you’ll learn strategies including using cover crops, various methods of renewing soil using compost, cleaning up leftover annual plant materials, specific varieties of crops that can be grown in the overwintering fall garden, weed management techniques, and planning for crop rotation and soil health.

We’ll stress ways to grow ‘smarter’, using the earth as teacher.

This workshop is offered at a pay-what-you-can sliding rate.

Saturday, October 8, 2022
10:00-11:30am

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Food Waste + Compost 101 Workshop

Did you know in the US that 40% of food is wasted?

Become more aware of the food waste issue and how you can play a role in reversing this trend.  We’ll also discuss composting as a last resort and the multiple options available to compost at home or in your garden.

This workshop is offered at a pay-what-you-can sliding rate.

Saturday, November 12, 2022
10am – 11:30am

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