For more than twenty years Denver Urban Gardens has worked in partnership with Denver, Aurora, Jefferson County, Englewood, and Douglas County Public Schools to establish gardens and garden-focused programming at schools.
Of DUG’s 190+ community gardens, one-third are located on the grounds of schools. We believe the lessons offered in a garden are life-changing for children of all backgrounds. Through the wonders of a garden, students experience hands-on lessons in health, earth and life sciences, math, literacy, social science, and community building.
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Download our K-6 Curriculum for teachers and learn how to bring DUG programs to your school
Check out our YouTube channel for garden-centric educational ideas for parents and educators
We partnered with the Museum of Food & Culture to support early childhood education (ECE) teachers in using the community gardens and food to teach STEM concepts to their students.
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In 2022, DUG partnered with Centrality Research as our evaluation team for our Growing Gardeners Initiative. DUG supported a cohort of 12 ECE teachers in Denver Public Schools in teacher training, resources and garden education.
This report is a culmination of DUG’s efforts to learn the needs of ECE teachers and for DUG to develop programs for ECE audiences. For 2022, DUG’s new cohort consists of 9 teachers in DPS and Jeffco Schools and we anticipate to continue to use this model to deepen student and teacher involvement with DUG year-round.
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