Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) supports Denver residents in creating sustainable, food-producing neighborhood community gardens.

Our network continues to expand as we champion the power of plants, the people who grow them, and the communities they nourish.

Check out our 2021 Impact Report

DUG By The Numbers


acres under cultivation


gardens in the DUG Network


DUG program participants


seeds + seedlings distributed annually


pounds of food grown annually

Meet the DUG community

Our DUG community is pretty special. Our gardens are home to diverse people who all share a love for gardening– though what draws them to gardening is as diverse as they are.

Explore their stories in our Faces of DUG series.

Science confirms what gardeners already know–gardening is seriously good for you.

Since 2004, DUG and the Colorado School of Public Health have worked together through the Gardens for Growing Healthy Communities community-based research initiative to explore how gardens, as neighborhood places, support healthy living.

In the short film A Garden in Every Neighborhood, community gardeners, researchers, and public health professionals tell their stories about the positive impacts that community gardens have had on their lives and in their communities.