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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Build Your Own Grow Lab & Starting Seeds

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. 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 – 7:30pm).

Thursday, February 22, 2018
5:30pm

Sold out

Overview of DUG Curriculum

Join the DUG education team to learn different ways to connect the classroom to the 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.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
5:30pm

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Gardening for Success: The Basics of Organic Gardening

This workshop will explore the most important aspects of organic gardening, including garden planning, soil preparation and amendments, an overview of cool and warm season crops (including vegetables, flowers and herbs). It will also provide an introduction to the main beneficial and pest insects commonly encountered in Denver – area gardens. Participants will gain an appreciation for the connection between healthy soil and healthy plants and learn to prepare their gardens for season – wide success.

Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:00am

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Organic Gardening with Youth

Join the DUG education team to learn best practices for gardening with students. Learn to set up a garden space that will encourage students to explore, ask questions and connect to the natural world around them. Learn activities to engage student’s curiosity and enthusiasm while introducing them to fundamental ideas in environmental and life science, health, math and literacy.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
11:00am - 2:30pm

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Denver Urban Gardens’ Plant Sale

Just in time for spring planting and Mother’s Day, we will have organic flower, herb, and vegetable starts for sale! All proceeds will support our Grow a Garden programming, which provides seeds, seedlings, and know-how to in-need individuals, families & groups. The Plant Sale will run from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Free to attend

Denver Urban Gardens’ Plant Sale

Just in time for spring planting and Mother’s Day, we will have organic flower, herb, and vegetable starts for sale! All proceeds will support our Grow a Garden programming, which provides seeds, seedlings, and know-how to in-need individuals, families & groups. The Plant Sale will run from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Free to attend

Pop Up Plant Sale @ 7Co Snooze

Just in time for spring planting and Mother’s Day, we will have organic flower, herb, and vegetable starts for sale! All proceeds will support our Grow a Garden programming, which provides seeds, seedlings, and know-how to in-need individuals, families & groups. The Plant Sale will run from 8:30am – 12:30pm or until sell out.

Sunday, May 13, 2018
8:30am

Free to attend

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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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

Registration coming soon!