March 14, 2021

Tune in for a conversation with Chris Woodburn, School Gardens Specialist with Denver Public Schools. Find out about Garden of Youth, an innovative garden program to help plant seeds of opportunities for students with obstacles to employment. We'll also hear about volunteer opportunities in the DPS gardens and the 2021 DPS Sustainability & Garden Forum.

Garden of Youth provides students with special needs soft job skills through 10-week paid summer internships. Eight sites host interns across Denver where students plant, maintain and harvest produce to share at local farmers markets while practicing merchandising, sale skills, and money math. Each week interns explore one garden or sustainability topic while honing their job skills working in small groups with a job coach. Garden of Youth is in its tenth year and still growing strong.

Looking for an outdoor volunteer opportunity with kids and gardens in the Denver area? Individuals and groups can volunteer with DPS school gardens on a one-time or ongoing basis. To be matched with schools who have requested support, contact Chris Woodburn at

More Info
- DPS Gardens
- DPS Garden of Youth Internship
- Youth Sustainability Board
- Denver Urban Gardens

DPS Sustainability & Gardens Forum

Monday, April 12th – Welcome and Pecha Kuchas

Tuesday, April 13th 4:45-6:00 pm
Sustainability/Environmental Justice Education in the Classroom
Big Green – Garden Programs and Resources

Wednesday, April 14th 4:45-6:00 pm
Slow Food Denver – Lil’ Sprouts Cooking Demonstration
Denver Urban Gardens – Classroom Garden Literacy

Monday, April 19th 4:45-6:00 pm
Consumption Literacy Project – DIY Home Waste Audit
OpenEnergi – DIY Solar Oven Project

DPS Garden of Youth
DPS Garden of Youth

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