Denver Urban Gardens Calendar of Events

Join us for an event in 2017! 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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Bike Tour

Don your helmet, hop on your bike and join DUG staff for a leisurely tour of a selection of DUG community gardens in the Curtis Park/Five Points area! The ride will be followed by light appetizers and community at our final destination community garden. Meet our gardeners, tour the gardens and support food access in the Denver Metro area! $10 per ticket, Free for those 12 & under.

Saturday, July 8, 2017
9:00am

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SOS: Save Our Seeds

Have you ever harvested the perfect tomato or pepper or squash and thought, “I wish I could grow this one again!” That is exactly the point of learning to save our own seeds. This workshop will cover the basics of small-scale seed saving so that you can begin participating in the centuries old practice. Seed saving helps us engage with our gardens in new, meaningful ways, adapts our favorite plants to our local climate, saves money and is a great thing to share with fellow gardeners. $20 general public, $10 DUG participants.

Saturday, July 22, 2017
10:00am

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Save the Cukes! Three Ways to Preserve Your Vegetables

Not sure what to do with your extra produce during the height of harvest season? Learn three different ways to preserve your vegetables in this workshop– canning, refrigerator pickles and fermentation. These techniques are great for all different kinds of produce– tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, beets, carrots, etc. We’ll start with an overview of the chemical and biological principals and then we’ll demonstrate each technique. Participants will each take home a jar! Taught by Jonathan Robertson. $20 general public, $10 DUG participants.

Saturday, August 12, 2017
10:00am

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Using the School Garden in the Classroom: An Overview of DUG’s Curriculum and How it Aligns to Standards

Join the DUG education team to learn different ways to connect your classroom to your school garden and teach hands-on lessons in gardening and nutrition. In this workshop we will overview the DUG curriculum, how our lessons align to the Colorado Academic Standards in science and comprehensive health, and provide tips on how to engage your students in the school garden. $20 tickets.

Thursday, September 7, 2017
5:30pm

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Fall in the Garden – A time for planning, planting and soil renewal

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! Certain crops, such as greens, herbs and garlic bulbs are planted in fall, which allows you to get a jump on spring harvest. This hands-on workshop in DUG’s demonstration garden will provide participants with specific techniques for fall planting, soil improvement (including cover cropping), weed control, and pest management that can lead to a deeply rooted garden in the springtime. DUG’s first garlic bulb sale will immediately follow the workshop to help participants get their garlic gardens started! $20 general public, $10 DUG participants.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
10:00am

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Garlic Bulb Sale

Garlic is easy to grow, requires little water, deters pests, and is a healthy and delicious addition to our diets. DUG’s first garlic bulb sale will take place on Saturday, September 9th from noon-2pm. All garlic bulbs are grown locally using organic methods. If you want to learn more about fall planting of garlic and other crops, attend our Fall in the Garden workshop just prior to the garlic bulb sale!

Saturday, September 9, 2017
12:00pm

Free to attend

Connecting the Garden to Literacy

Instead of adding to your already full plate, incorporate gardening into your existing lessons! In this workshop, we will explore ways to utilize the garden as an engaging subject to enhance literacy education. $20 tickets.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
5:30pm

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Gather ‘Round

DUG’s annual benefit and cooking competition will feature the top chefs in the city preparing unique dishes, just for you! The event will also include special speakers, a silent auction, and a paddle-raiser. Tickets required. More details to come!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

More details to come

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. $25 tickets (includes cost of worm bin and 1 lb of worms).

Thursday, November 9, 2017
5:30pm

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