And the possibilities will just keep growing from there: DUG is looking at demonstration gardens and an affordable, locally sourced farmers’ market to serve the neighborhood. “Right now, there’s no place to get fresh produce in the neighborhood,” Harris says. “For both tenants and neighbors, this will be a game-changer for us. We’ll actually become a destination.”
DUG, she notes, has reached 88 percent of its fundraising goal for improvements in the new space — but there’s still $40,000 to go. And so the organization will host Growing Our Roots, a gathering from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight that features a silent auction and garden-themed small plates and cocktails at the Populist, 3163 Larimer Street, preceded by sneak-peek tours of the Horse Barn facility at 5 p.m. Tickets are $100; reserve yours at dug.org/roots.
Sun., May 19, 6-9 p.m., 2013