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Welcome 2024 DUG Corps!

We are thrilled to welcome our newest team members to the DUG team, our DUG Corps members through AmeriCorps! While they’ve only just started their year with us, they are truly making an impact. From promoting access to culturally-relevant seeds for our gardeners to spearheading workshops and community classes, they are diving in.

Learn more about them below!

Delanie Baumgartner

Food Access DUG Corps Member

My name is Delanie, and I’m one of the DUG Corps Members for this season! I’m originally from Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (Go Blue!) where I studied urban planning with a focus on sustainable development. My previous work heavily focused on broadening food access and eliminating food insecurity on college campuses, and I am extremely eager to bring the knowledge I gained from those roles and my coursework into this season! I have a heartfelt belief that access to healthy and nourishing food is a human right, not a privilege and I cannot wait to help provide that for the people of Denver! In my time outside of DUG, you can find me knitting up a storm of hats, baking one too many baked goods, or biking around the park in my cruiser. I’m excited to be a part of the DUG network that connects people to gardens all around the city and provides access to those as eager as I am to get gardening!

Max Gulliver

Community Events & Education DUG Corps Member

Hi, I’m Max! I have lived & gardened here in Colorado my whole life. After earning a master’s degree in Sustainable Food Systems last year, I’ve been looking for ways to make a positive impact in my home state. My food journey began in restaurants and has led me to work in vineyards, wineries, organic farms, landscaping/edible gardening, food retail, and food policy. These days, I’m passionate about food, wine, gardening, cooking and baking, canning and preservation, fermentation, and just about anything else garden or food-related. In my free time, I’m an amateur birder and I love exploring the amazing world of Denver’s parks and diverse ecosystems. I am thrilled to be part of the DUG team, helping to grow Denver’s beautiful garden spaces and bring together our communities.

Nick Hinckley

Garden Maintenance & Support DUG Corps Member

Bio coming soon!

Eve Zook

Volunteer Workdays DUG Corps Member

Hi my name is Eve Zook! I was born and raised in Colorado Springs. I attended the University of Colorado Denver and earned a Geography degree with an emphasis in environment, society and sustainability. After my studies I moved to France for over a year and attended the American University of Paris where I studied French. During my year in France I visited eleven countries! In my free time I enjoy gardening, watching movies and exploring my neighborhood. I am so excited to be a part of the DUG team!

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