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Samuels Community Garden - Denver Urban Gardens

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 7 people are interested
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Volunteer jobs vary depending on the needs of the season, but there are opportunities in the garden year-round. We try to match jobs to our volunteer's 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.

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

Light work tasks may include:
Weeding plots or paths
Watering
Harvesting
Deadheading flowers

Heavy work tasks may include:
Moving compost
Digging new plots
Repairing plot frames
Digging out old tree stumps

Regular opportunities include:
Monday Night Harvest
Compost Saturdays

Monday Night Harvest
Join us on Mondays from 6-8pm to harvest produce for donation to Jewish Family Service food bank. We collect produce, wash as needed at our outdoor sink and prep area, bag and weigh for our records. In past years we have donated over 400 pounds of produce in one season!

Compost Saturdays
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. 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. Everyone is welcome!

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

COVID-19 Rules (per DUG and DPS):
MASKS REQUIRED - Everyone except small children must wear a mask at all times while in the garden.
DISTANCING - Maximum of 25 people at a time in the garden.

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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

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

COVID-19 Rules (per DUG and DPS):
  • MASKS REQUIRED - Everyone except small children must wear a mask at all times while in the garden.
  • DISTANCING - Maximum of 25 people at a time in the garden.
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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3985 S Vincennes CtDenver, CO 80237

(39.64307,-104.89253)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • You are welcome to come just once, or as often as you like.
  • Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. COVID-19 Rules (per DUG and DPS): MASKS REQUIRED - Everyone except small children must wear a mask at all times while in the garden. DISTANCING - Maximum of 25 people at a time in the garden.

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