OUR IMPACT

Celebrating our common humanity through growing food. Let’s grow together.

 

Denver Urban Gardens is the largest urban network of community gardens in the country. But we’re so much more than our gardens. Community-building is at the very heart of what we do.

Urban gardens support mental and physical well-being, provide connection to nature and neighbors, nurture people’s resilience and ability to feed themselves, and support local, organic foodways.

Our gardens green metro Denver.

DUG’s 180+ 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 nurture and be nurtured.

We help you get growing.

Our food access program connects individuals, families, and community groups with free + low-cost seeds and seedlings, as well as the support to needed to start growing food at home or in a DUG garden.

Gardening for better wellbeing.

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.

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 a varied as they are.

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Explore their stories in our Faces of DUG series.