Denver Urban Gardens’ Calendar of Events

Join us for an event in 2020! Please note that community gardeners, Master Composters, Master Community Gardeners, Grow a Garden participants, volunteers and Cultivators are considered DUG participants.

Have a question about our events? Contact us here!

Build Your Own Grow Lab + Seed Starting Workshop

Want to start your own seedlings this year? It’s cheaper than buying transplants and you can start unusual varieties that you may not find elsewhere. In this workshop, we will guide you through the process, provide the materials, and send you home with a grow lab that you can use to start seedlings. Learn when to start different seeds, how to plant, water, thin, maintain and provide correct lighting.

This grow lab is 24” x 20” x 26” and can fit easily on a tabletop or on the floor. It breaks down after use for easy storage in the off-season. This set-up is perfect for use at home or in a classroom.

Don’t need a grow lab? Join us for just the second part of this workshop to learn how to start seeds indoors (6:30-8:00).

$100 including all materials; $20 for Seed Starting ONLY

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
5:30-8:30pm

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Fruit Tree Pruning

Do you have fruit trees and/or shrubs in your community garden or backyard? Pruning must be done annually to keep trees and fruiting shrubs healthy and productive. In this workshop we will learn about plant care and various pruning options, reasons for each and how to execute them. Held in one of DUG’s school-based community gardens, we will collaboratively discuss and then demo each cut or branch manipulation. With an eye to the future we will also mark potential permanent branches. By the end of this workshop you will be excited and empowered to plant and manage your own fruiting trees and shrubs.

Workshop held at Edison Community Garden (3350 Quitman St, Denver, CO 80212)

$30 for public registration.

Saturday, March 7, 2020
10am-12:30pm

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Sowing Seeds of Knowledge

Join the DUG education team to learn best practices for outdoor classroom management; discuss ways to set up a garden space to facilitate student-led inquiry investigations in the garden; and how to start seeds in the classroom.

Saturday, March 14, 2020
10am – 1:30pm

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Basics of Organic Gardening

This workshop will explore the most important aspects of organic gardening in Colorado, and you’ll learn how to plan your garden so that you can make the most of your growing space throughout the season. Other topics include soil preparation, water conservation, harvesting, and an overview of cool and warm season crops.

$30 public registration.

 

Saturday, April 4, 2020
10am – 12:30pm

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Basics of Organic Gardening

This workshop will explore the most important aspects of organic gardening in Colorado, and you’ll learn how to plan your garden so that you can make the most of your growing space throughout the season. Other topics include soil preparation, water conservation, harvesting, and an overview of cool and warm season crops.

$30 for public registration.

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
5:30-8:00pm

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Growing Learning Opportunities in the School Garden

Although the school year is coming to a close, there is still plenty to do in the school garden. Join the DUG education team as we learn how the school garden is a living laboratory that brings STEM standards to life! We’ll also overview summer garden maintenance to set your school garden up for a successful fall harvest with students.

Saturday, May 9, 2020
10am – 1:30pm

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Season Extension for a Fall Garden

This hands-on workshop in DUG’s demonstration garden will provide participants with specific techniques a mid-summer planting, soil improvement (including cover cropping), weed control, and pest management that can lead to a deeply rooted garden in the springtime.

$30 for public registration.

Saturday, July 25, 2020
10am-12:30pm

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Seed Saving Basics for Backyard Gardeners

Join Julia Coffey, President of Seeds Trust, a local high-altitude seed company, for a hands-on workshop on why seed saving is so important to preserve disappearing biodiversity and adapt our regional seed shed to quickly changing climate conditions. We will share some seed history and cover basic saving techniques including hands-on work harvesting and cleaning seed, and the wet-method for tomatoes.

$30 for public registration.

Saturday, October 10, 2020
10am – 12:30pm

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