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Mission: Denver Urban Gardens comes alongside residents, and together, wegrow community - one urban garden at a time. DUG offers neighborhoods the essential resources for community gardens, including ongoing technical expertise with:
- securing sustainable land for gardens;
- designing and building gardens;
- supporting garden organization, leadership, outreach and maintenance;
- utilizing gardens as extraordinary places for learning and healthy living; and
- linking gardens with related local food system projects and policy.
We currently operate over 135 community gardens throughout Metro Denver, including more than 40 school-based community gardens. In addition to building and supporting community gardens, we operate DeLaney Community Farm, theMaster Composter Training Program, the Master Community Gardener Training Program, the Free Seeds and Transplants Program, and provide extensive opportunities for youth education in nutrition and gardening.
We are but one of DUG's comunity gradens. Regis University Community Garden (RUBCG) is located in Northwest Denver at Lowell Boulevard between 52nd & 53rd Avenue. RUBCG is a joint community initiated and maintained project between Regis University, Denver Urban Gardens, and the Berkeley neighborhood. RUBCG was initiated in 2010 under the Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) Project. DUG's mission is: Growing community, one urban garden at a time. DUG also has numerous education and outreach programs, and an urban community farm. These resources, which serve more than 30,000 individuals annually, are not only about producing fresh, healthy food, they are about steadily growing a sense of community pride.
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