Welcome to the DUG Network!

Ready to get your hands dirty? Welcome to the DC Urban Gardener’s Network, your hub and guide to a wealth of urban agriculture, environmental, sustainability, food access and nutrition organizations, events and resources in our community.

Here you’ll find out about DC metro-accessible events where you can learn from knowledgeable experts from across the district. You can also connect with farmers, organizations,  and cooperatives who can help you find what you need—whether it’s compost or a community plot—close to home by searching our extensive catalog of DC-area organizations and programs.  

Join the community of DC-area residents, gardeners, beekeepers, entrepreneurs, environmentalists and food access advocates for more sustainable, equitable and locally produced food by subscribing to our newsletter.

Empowering Urban Communities Through Food in DC from Farm Aid on YouTube.

Monthly Features
Check out a few of DUG’s latest favorite features! Click the photos to learn more!

Have a plant or pest question? Residents from the DC-metro area are welcome to email questions (including photos) for FREE assistance from professional certified horticulturalists.


The DPR Community Compost Cooperative Network uses new critter and smell-proof compost bins to allow trained community members to compost food scraps with garden waste from DPR and partner DPR gardens to responsibly create high-quality compost. Click photo above for map of all 50 DC Compost Cooperatives.

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