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2020 – CSU Extension launches victory gardens for the age of COVID-19 with Grow & Give (CSU Source)

2021 – Get growing: Food security blossoms in gardens statewide (CSU Source)

2021 Patience is the Key to Planting (C. O’Meara – Daily Camera)

2021 Growing Food Security (CSU’s STATE magazine)

2022 Sowing is better than scrolling: Three reasons everyone should be gardening more (CSU Source)

2022 Too much produce? How Denver gardeners can support food security (T. Yakaboski – Denver Post)

2022 ‘Grow & Give’ from your garden this summer (A. Lentz – At Home Colorado)

Press Releases from the Grow & Give Team

2021 Press Release

Earned Media Press

KUNC Radio: Interview with Katie Dunker, CSU Statewide Master Gardener Coordinator (2020)

  • Now that Mother’s Day has come and gone, and the weather is warming, many of you may be heading out to your gardens. And, some of you may also be planting your very own victory garden. Katie Dunker, the statewide coordinator for the Colorado Master Gardener Program at Colorado state University Extension, joined us with some gardening tips, and to discuss the university’s modern day victory garden project, Grow and Give.

KUNC radio: Coloradans ‘Grow And Give’ Produce, Help Neighbors Facing Hunger During COVID-19

  • The loss of work and COVID-19 are factors behind an uptick in food insecurity. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said 8% of adults in Colorado didn’t have enough to eat in July. And 12% said they didn’t have enough money to feed their children. State and federal programs can help, but as KUNC’s Stephanie Daniel reports, people are also using their gardens to support their neighbors in need.

Denver 7 News TV: Need help with your garden?

H20 Radio/Blog: The Sweet Smell of Victory – How Coloradoans are drawing on history to help during the COVID-19 pandemic

9News: With the war against coronavirus raging, victory gardens are back. Here’s how to grow yours.


National Presentation: August 31, 2021: Impacting Food Insecurity: Extension’s ‘Grow & Give’ Modern Victory Garden work


La Plata County Grow & Give

Grow & Give – Modern Victory Garden Project

Media Contact
Katie Dunker, Colorado Master Gardener Statewide Coordinator
Colorado State University Extension