The nonprofit Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) has helped bring 100 community gardens online in the city, and they report a real diversity of people working the land. The East 13th Street Garden is one example the Grist team visited:
"It's hard to miss this garden on a summer afternoon. The whole neighborhood around Yosemite and East Colfax seems to move faster and brighter and freer than most city blocks. Teens swerve on BMX bikes, people jaywalk across streets, and kids splash in the creek beside the sidewalk.
Amidst it all there's this patch of green surrounded by a chain-link fence."