RSVP for the 2019 Garden Leader Symposium

Join Denver Urban Gardens for an afternoon of networking & learning at the 2019 Garden Leader Symposium. A variety of workshops will be offered throughout the afternoon followed by an informal networking happy hour. Join us for the workshops, happy hour or both!

This important annual event is the one time when garden leaders can:

  • pick up hard copies of the 2019 application/waiver form for all gardeners
  • receive important policy updates that impact community gardens
  • get the skinny on what’s new with Denver Urban Gardens
  • share happy hour with fellow inspiring volunteer garden leaders from across the network of community gardens

Date: Saturday, February 23rd
Location: The Horse Barn, 1031 33rd Street, Denver, CO

  • 12:00 – 12:45pm: Registration
  • 1:00 – 1:30pm: DUG Updates & Guest Speaker
  • 2:00 – 3:30pm: Key Presentation: 5 Tools to Dignify Difficult Conversations
    Conflict as an Opportunity? Yes! Conflict can provide a valuable opportunity to strengthen relationships, teams, and systems if we know how to leverage it well. The secret to success lies in mastering a handful of basic tools.  Of these, one of the most fundamental tools is learning to distinguish between strategies and tactics for meeting needs (which is what most conflict is about) and the underlying NEED, which is where we can make real headway. Join Christina Rowe and Lisa Stokes to explore this and a handful of other tools for leveraging conflict for the good of our cause.Christina Rowe is the Founder of The Collaborative, and principle Leadership and Team Development Consultant and Lisa Stokes is the President of Kavi Consulting Services, an organization dedicated to making the world a better place through mediation and nonprofit merger.
  • 3:45 – 4:30pm: Choose one of the following break-out sessions:
    1. Creating a Healthy Garden Culture
    2. Fundraising For Your Community Garden or
    3. Tips for a Successful Summer School Garden Program
  • 4:30 – 5:30pm: Happy Hour
    (DUG will provide drinks and light appetizers for the happy hour- you provide the conversation.)

We are happy to accommodate those folks currently volunteering as garden leaders. Partners and kiddos are kindly requested to sit this one out. Thanks for honoring our limited space!

Free street parking is available, but limited. We encourage you to carpool or take the light rail to 30th & Welton. We are just a few blocks northwest, at the intersection of 33rd & Arapahoe.

Questions? Contact us here!