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Denver Urban Gardens hosts gardening events this month

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By Matt Whittaker / NewsBreak Denver

(Denver, Colo.) Denver Urban Gardens scheduled gardening education and networking events at community gardens in Denver and Golden this month.

The events, which will focus on organic gardening and composting, are part of a “micro-network” program and are open to anyone, regardless of whether they are a member of a DUG community garden, the organization’s senior education specialist Judy Elliott said.

“It’s a way of bringing together geographically the amazing resources we have,” said Elliot, who will lead the organic gardening course from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at the community garden at 1506 8th Street in Golden.

That class will provide an overview of Colorado-focused organic gardening basics and provide seasonal tips, troubleshooting and time for questions, DUG’s website said.

Elliot also will hold virtual question-and-answer sessions from noon to 12:30 p.m. on June 15 and 29. Those interested can register here.

The composting classes will focus on composting basics for community and home gardens and be led by DUG master composters.

“Healthy soils lead to healthy crops and healthy people,” the website said. “Home-made compost can help create soil communities that use less water, decrease the effects of climate change and eliminate the usage of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.”

Those classes will be held:

  • 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at the community garden at 150 N Lowell Blvd. in Denver
  • 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at the community garden at 1000 South Holly Street in Denver.

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