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Samuels Community Garden - Denver Urban Gardens

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Join us every other Saturday morning from 9-10:30 am, June 12 through October 30, to learn about composting with our resident Master Composter, Sue Mathison. No experience necessary. You are welcome to join us once or as often as you like!

You'll get hands on experience working a compost pile. We'll be chopping up the organic matter, adding greens and browns as needed, turning and watering the piles, and sifting out the finished compost. Bring your gloves and wear your garden shoes! Hats and sunscreen are also recommended. And don't forget water!

NOTE: As the summer progresses, we may add additional sessions to keep up with the weeds and spent plants. Check out our calendar for dates and times: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=c2FtdWVsc2dhcmRlbjIwMTFAZ21haWwuY29t

COVID-19 Rules (per DUG): Masks are now optional in the garden, but of course anyone is welcome to wear one if they feel more comfortable doing so.

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About Samuels Community Garden - Denver Urban Gardens

Location:

3985 S Vincennes Ct, Denver, CO 80237, US

Mission Statement

Mission: Denver Urban Gardens comes alongside residents, and together, we grow community - one urban garden at a time. DUG offers neighborhoods 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. using gardens as extraordinary places for learning and healthy living; and 5. linking gardens with related local food system projects and policy. DUG currently operates over 135 community gardens throughout Metro Denver, including more than 40 school-based community gardens. In addition to building and supporting community gardens, DUG operates DeLaney Community Farm, the Master Composter Training Program, the Master Community Gardener Training Program, the Free Seeds and Transplants Program, and provides extensive opportunities for youth education in nutrition and gardening. https://dug.org/

Description

Samuels Community Garden is a school-based community garden affiliated with Denver Urban Gardens. We have about 40 families from the school and surrounding community, who come together to garden, grow food, teach the kids and enjoy nature. We run the Garden Club and the Garden-to-Cafeteria program with Samuels Elementary School. During harvest season we donate fresh produce from the garden to the Jewish Family Service food bank.

Volunteer jobs vary depending on the needs of the season, but there are opportunities year-round. We try to match jobs to our volunteers' abilities and interests. There are light work tasks and heavy work tasks, suitable for adults, kids, families, students and seniors. You can volunteer just once, or on a regular basis.

Regular opportunities include:

Monday Night Harvest
Compost Saturdays
Wednesday and Saturday Workdays

For volunteer opportunities tailored to you or your group, please contact us!

COVID-19 Rules (per DUG and DPS):
  • Masks are now optional in the garden, but of course anyone is welcome to wear one if they feel more comfortable doing so.
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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3985 S Vincennes CtDenver, CO 80237

(39.64224,-104.89141)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Agronomy
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Feel free to come for the full time or just part. Sometimes we finish early, so we recommend coming earlier rather than later. This event happens every other week, and you are welcome to come once or as often as you like.
  • Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. COVID-19 Rules (per DUG): Masks are now optional in the garden, but of course anyone is welcome to wear one if they feel more comfortable doing so.

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