DUG Horticulture Resources

Denver Urban Gardens is rooted in a respect for the strength of diverse cultures and the unique talents they bring to horticulture. Its many community gardeners follow the principles of organic gardening, utilizing the age old techniques that provide optimum conditions for the growth of healthy soil, plants and people.
Organic gardening is a holistic approach that emphasizes the importance of the soil environment in producing high quality crops, ornamentals, turf, trees and shrubs, grown without the input of synthetic chemicals, pesticides or fertilizers. Rather than focusing upon specific products or remedies, the philosophy is grounded in a respect for biodiversity and preventative styles of management. Included in this systems approach is an understanding of renewable resources like composting, water conservation, planting crop varieties to suit the climate and season, crop rotation, cover crops, integrated pest management (including attracting beneficial insects) and the wise use of organic fertilizers.

Raised Bed Video Tutorial

Companion Planting

Gardening for Success (English & Espanol)

Fall Gardening

Vegetable Planting Guide

Water Conservation

When to Harvest

Integrated Pest Management

Plants for Pollinator Gardens

Safe Planting Dates

We are thrilled to be partners in compost with Scraps, who collects food scraps from residential buildings in the Mile High City (and businesses, too) – and we do it with pedal power.