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Denver Urban Gardens

Linda Appel Lipsuis

CEO, Denver Urban Gardens

Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) started as a grassroots movement in the late 1970s, when gardeners in Denver’s Northside neighborhood came together to create a space for a group of local Hmong women to grow their own food. DUG was formally incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1985; now our network spans seven metro Denver counties with 200 community gardens and 20 food forests.