OUR IMPACT

We preserve more than 30 acres of land for growing food in urban Denver. Many of our gardeners rely on DUG gardens for accessible land to grow food.

Our gardens also places for people to gain self-sufficiency and resiliency by growing food in these tough times.

Through our food access programs, we provide free and low-cost seeds, seedlings, and horticultural training for individuals and families in need.

DUG gardens are also places of learning and connecting to the natural world. Our STEM-focused curriculum in schools across six districts offers kids opportunities to engage with their food, explore the growing cycle from seed to harvest, and learn about the importance of healthy soils.

Being a part of the DUG community is about more than just gaining horticultural training. We train gardeners to become community leaders and share their knowledge and skills with their community.

Our network of 188 gardens is much more than places where people grow food.  Our gardens are microcosms of society and are places to build authentic connections and relationships with different types of people.

Our gardens provide spaces for people to relax, restore, and recharge. Many of our gardeners report on the physical, mental, and emotional healing they have found by being a part of a community garden.

Our network of gardens connects the Denver Metro Area.

DUG community gardens comprise the largest garden network in the country. Gardens are more than a place to just grow food; they’re a place to grow relationships.

Food access is at the heart of our work.

Our Grow a Garden program connects individuals, families, and seniors with low-cost and free seeds, seedlings, and education to grow healthy food and build self-sufficiency.