Skip to main content

Learn more about Grow a Garden below and stay tuned early 2025 to order your kit.

Distribution Locations & Hours


Phone Number
Pickup Hours
AMHR Cultural Development and Wellness Center – Alton Street 1537 Alton St, Aurora, CO 80010 Adams (303) 923-2920

May 14th: 5:00 pm-5:30 pm

May 15th: 1:00 pm-5:30 pm

May 16th: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

May 17th: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Anythink Commerce City Library 7185 Monaco St, Commerce City, CO 80022 Adams (303) 287-0063

May 14th: 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

May 15th-May 18th: 12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Athmar Recreation Center 2680 W Mexico Ave, Denver, CO 80219 Denver (720) 865-2180

May 13th: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

May 14th-May 16th: 8:00 am-7:00 pm

Aurora Public Library – Central Branch 14949 E Alameda Pkwy, Aurora, CO 80012 Arapahoe (303) 739-6600

May 15th-May 17th: 10:00 am-5:30 pm

May 18th: 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Barnum Recreation Center 360 Hooker St, Denver, CO 80219 Denver (720) 865-0350 May 14th-May 17th: 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
Clayton Early Learning Center 3601 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Denver, CO 80205 Denver (303) 355-4411

May 14th-May 15th: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

May 16th: 8:00 am-6:00 pm

May 17th: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Cook Park Recreation Center 7100 Cherry Creek S Dr, Denver, CO 80224 Denver (720) 865-0610

May 14th: 1:00 pm-7:00 pm

May 15th-May 17th: 10:00 am-7:00 pm

Denver Urban Gardens 1031 33rd St, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80205 Denver (303) 292-9900 May 14th – 17th: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Edgewater Library 1800 N Harlan St, Edgewater, CO 80214 Jefferson (303) 235-5275

May 13th: 2:00 pm-6:00 pm

May 14th: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

May 15th-May 16th: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Hiawatha Davis Jr Recreation Center 3334 Holly St, Denver, CO 80207 Denver (720) 865-0590

May 15th: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm

May 16th-May 17th: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

La Alma Recreation Center 1325 W 11th Ave, Denver, CO 80204 Denver (720) 865-2200 May 14th-May 17th: 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
La Familia Recreation Center 65 S Elati St, Denver, CO 80223 Denver (720) 865-2170

May 13th: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

May 14th-May 17th: 9:00 am-7:00 pm

May 18th: 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Lakewood Link Recreation Center 1295 S Reed St, Lakewood, CO 80232 Jefferson (303) 987-5400

May 14th-May 16th: 8:00 am-8:00 pm

May 17th: 8:00 am-3:30 pm

May 18th: 10:00 am-3:30 pm

Metro Caring 1100 E 18th Ave, Denver, CO 80218 Denver (303) 860-7200

May 14th: 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

May 15th: 9:00 am-12:00 pm, 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

May 16th: 9:00 am-12:00 pm, 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm

May 17th: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

May 18th: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Montbello Branch Library 12955 Albrook Dr, Denver, CO 80239 Denver (720) 865-0200

May 14th: 4:00 pm-7:30 pm

May 15th-16th: 10:00 am- 6:00 pm

May 17th: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

May 18th: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Smiley Branch Library 4501 W 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80212 Denver (720) 865-0260

May 14th: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm

May 15th: 1:00 pm-7:00 pm

May 16th: 11:00 am -5:00 pm

May 17th: 11:00 am -5:00 pm

May 18th: 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Sun Valley People’s Center 2617 W Holden Pl, Denver, CO 80204 Denver (720) 956-3851

May 14th, 15th: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm

May 16th: 8:00 am-6:00 pm

May 17th: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Valdez-Perry Branch Library 4690 Vine St, Denver, CO 80216 Denver (720) 865-0300

May 15th,16th: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

May 17th: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

DUG’s Grow a Garden program connects individuals and community groups* to seeds, seedlings, and education to get growing at home or in a DUG garden.

Our goal is to increase access to gardening for all!

We make it easy for new gardeners to learn new skills while removing financial barriers to growing healthy, organic food. The Grow a Garden program is for anyone who wants to connect to their food and the earth.

*Group applications are for those applying on behalf of groups such as schools, classrooms, educational, human service or faith-based organizations and community garden donation plots.

How To Participate in Grow a Garden:

1) Select a Grow a Garden Kit from the options below

All seeds are non-GMO + organic from Botanical Interests and all seedlings are organic and grown through Blooma Farms. Please note that some substitutions may be necessary, so the kit you order may differ slightly from the kit contents shown below.

To increase the size of this program to serve more Denver families, custom orders are no longer available for individual households. Please come to DUG’s annual Spring Plant Sale for individual varieties. We still offer custom orders for large groups, especially classrooms and human services organizations. Please email to design a custom order for a large group (5 or more kits).

All Garden Kits come with a Plant Care Guide that includes sample layouts for planting.


Photo of flowers and vegetables for the Salsa Kit from DUG's Grow A Garden program.


  • 4 Marigold
  • 2 Amish Paste Tomato
  • 2 Jalepeño Pepper
  • 2 Toma Verde Tomatillo
  • 2 Walla Walla Onion


  • 1 Cilantro
  • 1 Corn
  • 1 Green Onions
  • 1 Cosmo


Photo of various vegetables and flowers for the Pizza Garden Kit from DUG's Grow A Garden program.


  • 4 Marigold
  • 2 San Marzano Tomato
  • 2 Genovese Basil
  • 2 Sweet Banana Pepper
  • 1 Oregano
  • 1 Thyme


  • 1 Pumpkin
  • 1 Corn
  • 1 Spinach
  • 1 Summer Squash


Photo of various flowers and vegetables for the Epic Salad Garden Kit at DUG


  • 6 Buttercrunch Lettuce
  • 4 Viola
  • 2 Vates Kale
  • 2 Lemon Cucumber
  • 2 Sweet 100 Tomato
  • 1 Jewel Mix Nasturtium


  • 1 Chive
  • 1 Spinach
  • 1 Beet
  • 1 Carrot


Photo of various vegetables and fruits in the Fry and Ferment Garden Kit from DUG's Grow A Garden program.


  • 4 Petunia
  • 2 Collard
  • 2 Walla Walla Onion
  • 2 Golden Acre Cabbage
  • 1 Brandywine Tomato
  • 1 Dill


  • 1 Okra
  • 1 Bean
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Beet


Photo of various fruits and vegetables in the Asian Garden Kit from DUG's Grow A Garden program.


  • 4 Petunia
  • 2 Thai Basil
  • 2 Asian Delite Eggplant
  • 2 Red Thai Pepper
  • 2 Green Magic Broccoli


  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1 Bok Choy
  • 1 Snap Pea
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Cilantro

2) Select your preferred pick-up location

We partner with 18 local organizations to meet our participants in the areas they work and live. Check out the map to find a Grow a Garden pick-up location near you.

Distribution week for all Grow a Garden Kits happen in mid-May. All kits must be picked up during this timeframe.

3) Pay what you can with our sliding-scale pricing

In order to make the program accessible to all, participants choose what they can afford to pay using our sliding scale as a guide. Please choose what’s right for you to pay, including $0.

With special thanks to this year’s Grow a Garden sponsors, UNFI Foundation and Healthy Food for Denver’s Kids Commission (HFDK Commission) administered by the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE).

Grow in Community With Us.

Connect with the community in DUG Online, where gardeners, students, educators, and activists meet and learn from one another.

Additionally, grow your skills with monthly virtual Q + A sessions with Senior Education Specialist Judy Elliot, and explore our Gardening Resources to help you grow your skills as you grow your garden.

Explore DUG Online