Garden leaders are highly encouraged to take DUG’s online Garden Leader Training course, which explains DUG’s expectations of community gardens, highlights resources available to garden leaders and gardeners, and provides tried and true tips for effective garden management.
- new community and school Garden Leaders
- existing Garden Leaders who want to brush up on the resources that DUG provides
- any Garden Leaders desiring a better understanding of DUG policies
After you have completed the course, please join DUG staff for a Garden Leader Q&A session via Zoom.
The 2021 Garden Leader Q&A dates are:
Tuesday, April 6th | 5-6pm
Wednesday, May 5th | 5-6pm
Resources for DUG Garden Leaders
In order to start the garden season smoothly, we’ve compiled an essential, need-to-know guide for your convenience, the 2021 Resources and Helpful Things to Know. It includes information about:
- Plot applications & waivers
- Ordering compost
- Water, including approximate turn on and off timelines and what to do in the event of a water system break
- How to request a Master Community Gardener presentation
- Mulch and straw resources
Please review this prior to contacting the DUG office. Odds are this document has the information you need! Additionally, the links below provide information and resources for effective community garden management.
Policies and Troubleshooting:
- Garden Improvements or Maintenance Requests
- Month-by-Month Activities for Garden Leaders
- Expense Reimbursement Form
- DUG Tax Exempt Certification (Federal) (Please check in with DUG before you use this on any grant proposals.)
- DUG Tax Exempt Certification (State)
- Denver Tool Library: Local, membership-based tool library
- Report In-Kind Donations to Your Garden