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Linda Appel Lipsuis

CEO, Denver Urban Gardens

Currently CEO of Denver Urban Gardens (DUG), Linda working to amplify the robust role that community gardens and food forests can play as critical infrastructure for thriving cities. Started in 1978, DUG is one of the country's largest independent community garden organizations with 193+ gardens and 13 food forests across 6 counties in metro Denver accounting for 34 acres greened, 650,000lbs of food grown (of which 10% is donated), 17,500 gardeners and over 40,000 people impacted through DUG's garden, education, food access and volunteer programs.