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March 2022 Rose RootZone Newsletter

2022 Plot Registration

Welcome to the Rose Roots 2022 Garden Season,

In the Lucky month of Green, the buds are starting to peep through the snow and nearly all of our plots have been filled in our Pre-Registration process. Returning gardeners and gardeners who registered on our Pre-Registration Waistlist last season have been invited to Register using the Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) Registration link. We are excited to see all of you this season and we have some exciting social events planned to celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary this season (see below)!

If you haven't already, the time to register and pay for your plot is here.

Things to know before registering and paying for your plot and sample screen shots below from the DUG sign up page:

  • You must have a Plot Assignment from us before filling out the form in the link below. Contact us Here if you don't have a plot number.

  • Plot registration form is accessible via any smart device (computer, phone, tablet).

  • After submittal, a confirmation copy of the application and your payment made will be sent to Membership at Rose Roots and Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) so we can confirm your payment.

  • If you are not planning on returning, please email us so we can assign plots to those on the waitlist.

  • DUG dues of $25 are taken out of your plot fees as the city has a concessionaire agreement with DUG to manage the Rose Roots property, and DUG provides gardening resources Here.

  • If you would like to make an additional donation to DUG, that is an option on the plot application, otherwise no action is needed on your part. (For example: you will pay $75 for a full plot, $25 of that goes to DUG and $50 stays with Rose Roots). Please see screenshot below for clarity as this can be confusing.

  • Each adult gardener must fill out the Registration form below to garden at Rose Roots as that covers your liability insurance. All gardeners, even those who share plots, are required to fill out the Registration Form per DUG. As the second gardener just put zero dollars in the amount.

  • You will put your plot number in “Feedback” in the form.

  • Please be sure to purchase your plot with the amount necessary to cover your plot size as assigned. Plot fees are below.

Plot Fees $75 for a full plot $45 for a half plot or ADA plot

2022 Plot Fee

  • Below is an exact screen shot that you will see on the DUG registration site. The $25 for each of the questions below “auto populates” AND must be changed manually by you.

  • Each garden determines its own annual plot fee based on plot size. Please fill in the 2022 plot fee amount as provided by your Garden Leader, or the determined adjusted/waived amount you can pay towards your plot.

  • If you are signing up for a full plot the amount in the Plot Fee box is $50 (in other words $75 minus $25 (the autopopulated amount in DUG dues box)=$50 goes to Rose Roots).

  • If you have two plots, the amount in the Plot fee box should be $100.

  • If you are signing up for a ½ plot or ADA plot the amount in the box is $20

  • $45-$25 (for DUG)=$20 to Rose Roots

  • Can you Pay it Forward and cover another gardener’s plot fee? If so, enter a Pay It Forward amount below and make a note in the feedback section below if you have a specific gardener or garden in mind. If you don’t specify we will add this to the DUG plot fee scholarship fund. Note: If you DO NOT wish to contribute any more to DUG please change this box to $0, otherwise any amount put into this box will go directly to DUG and not Rose Roots Garden.

The second screen shot below denotes the DUG fees which is always $25. Please check the box below that denotes $25. If you wish to donate extra money to DUG, you certainly can (once again this goes directly to DUG).

Your total at the bottom of the sign up sheet should be:

$75.00 for a full plot

$45 for ½ plot or ADA plot

  • DUG Donation or Pay it Forward: If you added an additional donation to give to DUG (beyond the $25 dues), your totals will be increased.

  • Payment: Venmo, Check, credit card or Pay pal are currently working. This is a DUG form that they use for over 180 gardens in the Denver area which is why it is difficult to make it garden specific.

Here are the QR codes we recommend using if you're using Venmo or Paypal (hover over the QR codes below with your phone in camera mode to activate these links. Note: you must fill out the registration form first, and these links will be at the bottom as the final step in the registration process.):

Gardener Agreement

Your service hour requirement for the season is 12 hours per plot for a full plot and 6 hours per season for half plot or ADA plot. If you’re not able to do the service hours, there are other ways to fulfill your contribution to the community, by contributing $7 per hour for each unfulfilled hour. This is detailed in the garden policies below.

  • We have several ways to help at the garden! Sign up for a job Here.

  • When you purchase your plot you are agreeing to Rose Roots Garden Rules and Regulations you can review Here

  • Pro Tip: Here is the Service Hour Logging Link. Bookmark it along with other garden resources so you can log your 12 service hours easily throughout the season.

If you've read all that, and have been assigned a plot number by our Registration team, now you are ready to register!

Here is the Plot Form Application 2022.

If you have questions on any one of these answers, please email us Here or at

Check out our tentative events Calendar below and join us on April 16 at 9 am at the garden for our Kick Off Work Party, Easter egg hunt and Brunch potluck (please bring something to share with approximately 10 people).

2022 Rose Roots Community Garden Calendar

Mark your Calendars and check our Live Calendar Here for details and updates

  • Feb 2022 Assign plots and send Registration letter to returning gardeners

  • March 8 Steering Committee Planning Meeting

  • April 5 6 pm: Next RR Steering Committee Planning Meeting

  • March 17 St. Patty’s Day-Plant your Peas!

  • March 19-27 Jeffco Spring Break

  • April 10 Arvada Kite Festival

  • April 15 City turn water on (appx. after last anticipated frost)

  • April 16 (sat) 9 am Kick Off Work Party/Easter Egg Hunt and Potluck Brunch

  • April 17 Easter Sunday

  • May 8 (sun) Mother’s Day (typical seedling planting start)

  • May 9-13 DUG Seedling Distribution week for Grow a Garden Packets (free seedlings and seed packets will be available for gardeners in barn while supplies last)

  • May 14 DUG Great Day of Gardening Event

  • May 26 Jeffco Last day of School

  • June 1 Plot planting deadline

  • June 23 6:30-8:00: Music in the Garden: Laurie Dameron (6:30 social, 7 pm start)

  • July 1 Food Donation collections begin

  • July 4 City of Arvada 4th of July Fireworks, Stenger

  • July 10 (Sun) 4 pm: 10 year Anniversary Celebration BBQ Lunch Potluck

  • July 21 6:30-8:00 pm: Music in the Garden: Tim Merkel (6:30 social, 7 pm start)

  • Aug 16 Jeffco First day of School (Tues)

  • Oct 20-23 Jeffco Fall Break (Oct 20-23)

  • Oct 29 (sat) 9:00 am Final Work Party and BBQ Potluck Harvest Celebration, food donation collections end

  • Oct 31 Plots need to be cleared/organized/Service hours done/paid

  • Nov TBD Arvada Harvest Festival

  • Nov 17-27 Jeffco Thanksgiving Break (Nov 17-27)

Now is the time to plant your peas!


  • First Tuesday, 6 pm, at garden: Rose Roots Steering Committee Meeting-All Gardeners Welcome!

  • Third Thursday Gardener Market/Work Party/Potluck 6:00 pm: May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug 18, Sept 15, Oct 20

  • Food Donation Collection twice weekly: Days to be determined.

  • 8:30 am Sunday Pollinator Garden Work Mornings

Flyers needed (can design with Wix templates if anyone would like to Help!):

  1. Kick Off Work Party/Easter Egg Hunt/Brunch

  2. Music at Garden events

  3. 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

  4. Repeating Events: Third Thursday Gardener Market/Work Party/Potluck, Food Donation Collection Twice weekly, First Tuesday Meetings, Pollinator garden sunday mornings

We also need a sign up genius manager to make sign-ups for a few events. Let us know if you're interested.

We look forward to seeing you out at the garden!

Rose Roots 2022 Leadership Team

We will send monthly newsletters to keep you updated on garden activities and events and will send occasional updates. If you'd like to be removed from this mailing list, please email us Here.

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