Gather 'Round For a Good Cause

MAD Greens DUG Gather Round

Community gardens are vital to healthy societies, which is why MAD Greens is partnering with Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) through 2017 to help grow community - one urban garden at a time.* Funding community gardens can be a challenge, so DUG created an annual fundraiser and charity cooking competition - Gather 'Round - to help raise money.

At the event, Denver's top chefs created a series of dishes and event attendees got to vote on their favorites. MAD Greens Co-Founders Marley Hodgson and Dan Long designed the competition and served as judges. MAD Greens also provided a salad bar which guests helped themselves to throughout the evening. Ulimately, more than $23,000 was raised for urban garden development around Denver in 2017! If you missed the event OR if you attended but want to re-live some of the highlights, read on for a fun photo recap:

MAD Greens DUG Gather Round
Pictured: Tons of tasty greens at the salad bar!
 
 
MAD Greens DUG Gather Round
Pictured: Gather 'Round guests.
 
 
MAD Greens DUG Gather Round
Pictured: Close-up of the salad action.
 
 
MAD Greens DUG Gather Round
Pictured: Live entertainment kept the crowd energized.
 
 
MAD Greens DUG Gather Round
Pictured: Chefs had a limited time to prepare the perfect bites.
 
 
MAD Greens DUG Gather Round
Pictured: MAD Greens Co-Founders Marley Hodgson (second from left) and Dan Long (third from left) fulfilling their judging duties.
 
 
MAD Greens DUG Gather Round
Pictured: Good food and great company.
 
 
MAD Greens DUG Gather Round
Pictured: Thumbs up for a great event!

*Earlier this year, MAD Greens began working with DUG to provide financial and in-kind support for DUG's various programs, educational events and fundraisers. Next year we'll also be helping construct a community garden in Golden, where MAD Greens World Headquarters is based. To learn more about the DUG-MAD Greens partnership, click here.