Starting a Community Garden
Building and supporting community gardens is the foundation of Denver Urban Gardens’ mission. We offer residents and community partners the essential resources for community gardens, including ongoing technical expertise with:
1. Securing sustainable land for gardens;
2. Designing and building gardens;
3. Supporting garden organization, leadership, outreach and maintenance;
4. Utilizing gardens as extraordinary places for learning and healthy living; and
5. Linking gardens with related local food system projects and policy.
Demand for new community gardens has increased in recent years, and Denver Urban Gardens works with residents and community partners to build close to 20 new community gardens each year. When determining which new projects to move forward with, we look for broad community support and a willingness to put in the hours required to create a successful, sustainable community garden.
The first step in working with Denver Urban Gardens to start a new community garden is to request a New Garden Information Packet. If you believe that your project is ready, return the enclosed application to Denver Urban Gardens.
For a more detailed look at starting a community garden, regardless of your location, please see Growing Community Gardens: Denver Urban Gardens’ Best Practices Handbook for Creating and Sustaining Community Gardens.
Click here to request a New Garden Info Packet.