Garden Leader Resources

Thank you for being the heartbeat of DUG Community Gardens! 

DUG recognizes how important of a role you play in the garden. 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.

2022 Compost Options

Please note that Rosa Floral has CLOSED. If you left a voicemail requesting compost from them, it will not be delivered. 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

DUG Garden Leader Manual

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of Garden Leaders and policies for community gardens in the DUG Network
  • Get quick access to resources for Garden Leaders and your gardeners
  • Review tried and true tips for effective garden management
Access the Garden Leader Manual

Please note, we ask all Garden Leaders to completely review the Garden Leader Manual in DUG Online; new Garden Leaders should also plan to attend a Garden Leader Training Workshop in their first season.

DUG Online +
Garden Leader Circle

    • Meet, exchange ideas, and get troubleshooting tips from other Garden Leaders in DUG Online
    • Stay in the loop about upcoming Garden Leader trainings, meetups, and what you need to know throughout the gardening season
    • Host a Circle for your garden to easily facilitate information exchange, post workdays and social events, and answer questions
    • Directly connect with DUG staff for extra support
Join THE Garden Leader Circle

Upcoming Events

Harvest Happy Hour Volunteer Appreciation Event

Please join us for DUG’s annual Harvest Happy Hour celebration! There is no cost to attend this event. We’ll be taking a look back at this year’s gardening season and celebrating your experiences and contributions to DUG’s impact.

Thursday, November 10th
4 – 7 pm