Pikes Peak Urban Gardens creates spaces where people meet to grow fresh food, healthy communities, and local food system resiliency. We do this through building and managing community gardens, offering gardening education programs, and advocating for more growing spaces in the region. Growing food is empowering! We partner with other organizations to increase access to garden produce, growing spaces, & education.
Gardening feeds our families as well as our souls. When we garden, we connect to the sources of our food and make more conscious choices about what kind of food system we support. PPUG strives to get more people growing through removing barriers to access with community gardens, free seeds, garden classes, and collaborations with organizations to provide more opportunities for people to grow a healthier community.
We need garden tools, hoses, garden sheds and storage. We love volunteers for garden work days, seed cataloguing, event support, & light office work. We need garden class instructors, too!
Pikes Peak Urban Gardeners produce an average of over 12,000 pounds of fresh veggies and fruits every year to feed their families and share with those in need.
“I love to volunteer with PPUG, it's really a win-win. First, I'm an extremely novice gardener, so I get a chance to learn. Second, and more importantly, by helping PPUG, I enable other gardeners; thus, I become a multiplier.” — Erin Richason