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.