Denver Urban Gardens is rooted in a respect for the strength of diverse cultures and the unique talents they bring to horticulture. Its many community gardeners follow the principles of organic gardening, utilizing age-old and indigenous techniques that provide optimum conditions for the growth of healthy soil, plants, and people.
Organic gardening is a holistic approach that emphasizes the importance of the soil environment in producing high-quality crops, ornamentals, turf, trees and shrubs, grown without the input of synthetic chemicals, pesticides, or fertilizers. Rather than focusing on specific products or remedies, the philosophy is grounded in a respect for biodiversity and preventative styles of management. Included in this systems approach is an understanding of renewable resources like composting, water conservation, planting crop varieties to suit the climate and season, crop rotation, cover crops, integrated pest management (including attracting beneficial insects), and the wise use of organic fertilizers.
These online courses cover a variety of topics in organic gardening and are an amazing accompaniment to gardening in a backyard or community plot.