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 Guide

The Garden Leader Guide 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 Guide

2023 Compost Options

To order compost for your garden, contact the vendor directly. The vendors DUG works with sell A1 Organics EcoGro compost and will send the invoice to DUG. We will deduct this cost from your garden funds. When ordering, tell the vendor your name and the name of your garden and all the relevant delivery information. 

The price per cubic yard, the amount that can be ordered in one trip and the delivery fee varies slightly by vendor. 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. 

The average 10×15 square foot plot needs ¼-½ yard of compost per season. Newer gardens may need more while the more established gardens may need less compost. Be prepared to tell the company how much compost you need. 

Ewing Landscape Materials (formerly called Santa Fe Sand and Gravel)

Capacity: up to 15 yards per load
Compost Price: $39.25 per cubic yard (compost called BioComp)
Delivery Price: $100-$140 based on miles to the garden from their Englewood location.
Call to order: (303) 794-5960 

Physical Infrastructure Resources

Community Resources

Learn how to connect extra produce from your garden with people who need it through our partners Fresh Food Connect!

Learn more about our unhoused community and how you can support them with compassion and care at your garden.