Denver Urban Gardens Gather ‘Round Event is Oct. 13

Denver Urban Gardens fundraiser, Gather 'Round, is October 13, 2016.
Denver Urban Gardens fundraiser, Gather 'Round, is October 13, 2016.

Gather ‘Round is a cooking competition featuring local chefs preparing organic produce from the Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) urban agriculture project, DeLaney Community Farm.

Join DUG for a lively competition between chefs Jeremy Kittelson from Ophelia’s, Justin Hall from Luca, and Jesse Moore from Ace Eat Serve as they prepare and present both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes featuring organic produce from DUG’s DeLaney Community Farm.

The competition is being designed by Dan Long and Marley Hodgson of MAD Greens, who will collect a panel of judges representing the best of Denver’s local food scene.

Come enjoy a meal, network, and learn more about DUG activities and locally grown ingredients.

Gather ‘Round takes place on October 13, 2016, 6-9pm, at the Horse Barn, located at 1031 33rd Street, Denver CO.

The evening includes a silent auction for items including: two tickets and backstage experience to an AEG Red Rocks show, private catering for 10 from Three Tomatoes Catering, and a romantic date night at the Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast.

Music will be local too, as Denver-area musician Rob Drabkin is performing.

Gather ‘Round tickets range from $100 “Sugar Pumpkin” tickets (single tickets) to $500 “Acorn” tickets (table for four). Sponsorships are also available, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. All proceeds from this event will benefit new DUG gardens over the next year.

To learn more about sponsorship, contact Rebecca Andruszka at 303.292.9900 x.106 or via email.

DeLaney is Denver Urban Gardens’ educational community farm located in central Aurora CO. Their mission is “to model best practices in the fields of food access, sustainable agriculture, and community development.”

DeLaney is a 158-acre historic property located at 170 S. Chambers Road (between 1st and Alameda), on Aurora Parks and Open Space land.  The Farm is situated on one of metro-Denver’s most scenic and rare pastoral areas and is accessible by Highline and Tollgate Creek bicycle and pedestrian trails, car, and bus.  DUG cultivates approximately 3 acres of mixed vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

The DeLaney Community Farm also includes an apiary.

For more information on the Denver Urban Gardens, its activities and events, visit

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