Garden Leader Resources

Thank you for being the heartbeat of DUG Community Gardens. We recognizes how important of a role you play in the garden, and our goal is to ensure you have all the resources you need to help your community garden thrive and to feel supported throughout the seasons.
We ask all Garden Leaders to utilize the resources listed below–they’re here to connect you with DUG staff and one another in support of that goal.
If you have specific questions or concerns not addressed here, please contact Eliza Greene, Manager of Human Infrastructure.

DUG Online +
Garden Leader Circle

DUG Online is THE place to meet, exchange ideas, and get troubleshooting tips from other Garden Leaders! Stay in the loop about gardening tips, upcoming meetups, and need-to-knows throughout the gardening season. This is also the fastest way to connect with DUG Staff for extra support.
Join THE Garden Leader Circle

Garden Leader Manual

The Garden Leader Manual is a MUST READ for all Garden Leaders to understand the roles and responsibilities of Garden Leaders, as well as policies for community gardens in the DUG Network. It’s also the place to bookmark to get quick access to seasonal tips and resources for both your and your gardeners’ success.
Access the Garden Leader Manual

Compost Options

Use one of the options below. Compost cost is $30 per cubic yard with delivery ranging from $100-$150. If your garden can not afford compost, please email Eliza Greene at Thanks to A1 Organics and other grants, DUG is able to cover compost for BII gardens in under-resourced areas. Unfortunately, due to the increased fuel charges, delivery fee has increased.

Option 1: For 6-12 cubic yards, contact Renewable Earth Materials direct: 970.430.8407  (Mike) or (970) 430-8853 (Kerri)
DUG will be billed directly for this and will deduct it from the garden’s account.

Option 2: Call a local company directly. These companies may have more flexible delivery dates but will need to be paid directly. Save your receipt and DUG can reimburse you from your garden account and plot fees. Companies DUG has worked with before include:
Pioneer Landscape Supply (303) 340-1440
Santa Fe Sand and Gravel (303) 794-5960