Thursday, September 8th, 2022


Upper Larimer Event Space in RiNo


 Denver Urban Gardens (DUG)’s annual gala has been a community tradition for over a decade. Gather ‘Round is a celebration of our gardens’ bounty as we welcome the harvest season.

See photos from last year's event

This year’s event will be co-hosted by Denver food legends Pete Turner, Dana Rodriguez and Brad Reubendale and held at Upper Larimer Events in RiNo.

Luxurious seasonal plant-based fare from supper club superstars,
The Easy Vegan
Live music from Americana/Colorado roots band,
David Lawrence & the Spoonful


custom craft cocktails, exclusive silent auction packages, wine wall, and lots of community fun!

Join us for a special VIP Happy Hour at 5:30pm with our cohosts, Impact Award winners, sponsors and other VIPS to enjoy our signature cocktail from co-host Dana Rodriguez’s mezcal brand Doña Loca!

The Menu

bread service
with f
ire-roasted corn | corn served in the husk, green-chili butter, pickled fresnos, sourdough (GF option)

grilled palisade peach + heirloom tomato salad
| whipped almond ricotta, lemon + basil pistou, popped sorghum, pea tendrils, balsamic pearls (GF)

early autumn ‘osso bucco’
| red wine-braised kohlrabi, turnip, wild mushroom, caramelized pearl onion, english pea, petite greens, crispy fried garlic root, whipped yukon gold potatoes (GF)

carrot pot de crème
| cardamon + cashew carrot coconut puree, coconut honey, carrot chip, golden granola (GF)

This year, we’ll be recognizing and uplifting the work of local and national changemakers with our first-ever DUG Impact Awards.

Join us as we celebrate the cross-sector work of individuals, government organizations, NGOs, and coalitions working alongside DUG as we pursue our vision of a sustainable urban future where people are deeply and directly connected to the earth, each other, and the food they eat.

Impact Award Winners:

Ancestral Foodways – Spirit of the Sun
Climate Action – HDR
Community Building – Denver Parks and Recreation
Food Access + Sovereignty – Denver Community Food Access Coalition
Health + Wellness – Zach Bush, MD
Skill Building + Education – Chris Woodburn, Denver Public Schools

With gratitude to our partners and sponsors