About Us

  • DUGS was incorporated in 1997
  • The Whitehorse Community Garden was first planted in 1998
  • 2013 will be our 16th growing season at the Whitehorse Community Garden
The purposes of the Downtown Urban Gardeners Society are seven-fold:
  1.  The provision of an accessible space within the downtown core of Whitehorse, Yukon in which community members can grow their own food;
  2. The production of organic, nutritious and affordable food in a Northern environment;
  3. The provision of opportunities for exercise therapy, education and friendship;
  4. The strengthening of a sense of community;
  5. The beautification of the neighbourhood;
  6. The provision of long term food security for the community;
  7. The regeneration of the lost art of self sufficiency through food cultivation.