Denver Urban Gardens Calendar of Events

Join us for an event in 2019! 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. 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. This workshop will take place at Way to Grow, located at 1051 S Platte River Dr, Denver, CO 80223.

Don’t need a grow lab? Join us for just the second part of this workshop to learn how to start seeds indoors (6:30-7:30). $100 including all materials; $20 for Seed Starting ONLY

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
5:30pm

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Sowing The Seeds of Knowledge

Join the DUG education team to learn best practices for outdoor classroom management and discuss ways to set up a garden space to facilitate student-led inquiry investigations in the garden. We’ll also guide you through the seed starting process in the classroom. A light lunch will be provided. $45 for public registration.

Saturday, March 9, 2019
10:00am

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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. $25 for public registration.

Saturday, April 6, 2019
10:00am

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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. $25 for public registration.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
5:30pm

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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.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Free to attend

Growing Learning Opportunities in the 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 STEAM standards to life! We’ll also overview summer garden maintenance to set your school garden up for a successful fall harvest with students. $45 for public registration.

Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00am

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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.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Free to attend

Garden Troubleshooting

Prevention is the best approach when it comes to managing pests and diseases in an organic garden. By mid-summer, you may have questions about the health and productivity of some of your garden plants. Learn to distinguish beneficial insects 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. $25 for public registration.

Saturday, June 15, 2019
10:00am

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Fall Gardening

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 Fall Plant Sale will immediately follow the workshop to help participants get their fall gardens started! $25 for public registration.

Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00am

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Fall Plant Sale

Summer is coming to a close but the growing season isn’t over! Many of the same early spring crop choices can be planted for a fall harvest. Join DUG for our Fall Plant Sale to enjoy a selection of our favorite fall seedlings & bulbs to keep your season growing! Credit Cards, Cash, Check & SNAP (EBT) Accepted!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Free to attend

The School Garden Classroom

Welcome back to school! Join the DUG education team to learn about the power and purpose of garden and place-based education; how to develop a vision and plan for your school garden; and how to identify synergies between the school year and garden season. $45 for public registration.

Saturday, September 28, 2019
10:00am

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Preservation for Beginners

This workshop will give a brief overview of four different preservation techniques: freezing, drying, canning and pickling, including the basic chemical and biological principals behind each technique. The rest of the workshop will be devoted to demonstrating good canning and pickling practices. A handout will be provided with the basic recipes and further reading. $25 for public registration.

Saturday, October 12, 2019
10:00am

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Gather ‘Round

Gather ‘Round welcomes hundreds of guests from the metro area who are passionate about community gardening; access to healthy, organic food; and enjoying great food with their friends and neighbors. Guests will enjoy a three-course meal, along with beer, wine and camaraderie. Gather ‘Round will take place on Thursday, October 17th and will be located at The Great Divide Brewing Company Private Event Space at 3403 Brighton Boulevard in Denver.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Details coming soon

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 for public registration.

Saturday, November 2, 2019
10:00am

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