Denver Urban Gardens

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment
  • Hunger


1031 33rd StreetSuite 100Denver, CO 80205 United States


Organization Information

Mission Statement

Mission: Denver Urban Gardens comes alongside residents, and together, we cultivate gardeners, grow food and nourish the community. 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. Utilizing gardens as extraordinary places for learning and healthy living; and 5. Linking gardens with related local food system projects and policy. We currently operate over 181 community gardens throughout Metro Denver, including more than 66 school-based community gardens. In addition to building and supporting community gardens, we operate DeLaney Community Farm, the Master Composter Training Program, the Master Community Gardener Training Program, Grow a Garden, and provide extensive opportunities for youth education in nutrition and gardening.


DUG knows that in order to make lasting change, the community needs to drive it. That’s why every one of our urban gardens and farms have been started and led by local residents. We currently have over 180 gardens in six counties in the Metro Denver Area.

DUG gardeners grow food, but more than that, they grow the community. We put down deep roots, providing resources, training, and support needed to establish enduring gardens and farms that become valuable assets to neighborhoods. We do all of this with respect for all people and the environment.


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