Events

  1. Compost: Making It & Using It 1/19/19

    Compost: Making It & Using It 1/19/19

    $18.00

    Date: Saturday, January 19th
    Time: 10 am - 12 pm
    Cost: $18
    Experience Level: Beginner-Advanced
    Instructor:Dr. Jean Reeder
    Course Description:
    Adding compost to the soil is an important component of soil management for semi-arid Colorado landscapes because soils in dry climates are usually naturally low in organic matter. We will discuss the various techniques of making compost (hot thermal, sheet composting, leaf mold, and vermicompost). We will also discuss the proper application and use of compost in the landscape.
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  2. Gardening Tips for Colorado Newcomers 1/19/19

    Gardening Tips for Colorado Newcomers 1/19/19

    $18.00

    Date: Saturday, January 19th
    Time: 1 pm - 3 pm
    Cost: $18.00
    Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
    Instructor: Allison O'Connor

    Course Description:
    Gardening in Colorado, even if you've lived here for many years, poses challenges each season. This class will cover the basics and helpful tips for growing vegetables, having a healthy lawn, and how to best manage and select trees and shrubs for your landscape. Despite the various factors that face gardeners in this challenging environment, adapting for our climate and conditions can result in beautiful landscapes in Northern Colorado.
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  3. Woody Plant Propagation: Secrets Revealed 1/26/19

    Woody Plant Propagation: Secrets Revealed 1/26/19

    $18.00

    Date: Saturday, January 26th
    Time: 1 pm - 3:00 pm
    Cost: $18
    Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
    Instructor:Scott Skogerboe
    Course Description:
    Propagating your own trees is easy... If you know the secrets. Scott Skogerboe has been the head propagator for  Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery for 22 years. During that time he has grown over 5 million trees and shrubs. His tree 'children' can be found in every western state and beyond. Knowing the tricks of the trade greatly increases your chance to be successful. Scott doesn't believe in keeping secrets and is going to share his vast professional knowledge of growing trees and shrubs from seeds, cuttings, and grafting.
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  4. The Fine Art of Pruning 1/26/19

    The Fine Art of Pruning 1/26/19

    $18.00

    Date: Saturday, January 26th
    Time: 10 am - 12:00 pm
    Cost: $18
    Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate
    Instructor:Robyn Dolgin
    Course Description:
    Pruning can be daunting, but when done properly it can turn landscape eyesores into backyard showstoppers. Learn how to prune the shrubs and ornamental trees in your yard with self-assurance. Find out the optimal time to do the work and the best methods for different varieties. We'll also cover the essential tools to make the job easier and most efficient.
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  5. Houseplant Care 2/2/19

    Houseplant Care 2/2/19

    $18.00

    Date: Saturday, February 2nd
    Time: 1 pm - 3 pm
    Cost: $18
    Experience Level: Beginner-Advanced
    Instructor:Randy Meyer
    Course Description:
    Does houseplant care all seem like guesswork? It can if you don't get to know your plants, but there's really no mystery to keeping house plants healthy, and there's no such thing as a brown thumb, only a lack of know-how. Most houseplants are simply plants that once grew and thrived in tropical climates and/or in greenhouses. The 'secret' to success with taking care of houseplants is to attempt to recreate the same ideal conditions as they would enjoy in their native habitat. Unlike their ancestors in the wild, house plants are completely dependent on you for their care.

    This class will cover houseplant basics like indoor plant lighting, watering, humidity, fertilizing, nutrition, grooming, diseases, pests, repotting, and orchid care.
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  6. Micro-Farming: Big Food, Small Spaces 2/2/19

    Micro-Farming: Big Food, Small Spaces 2/2/19

    $18.00

    Date: Saturday, February 2nd
    Time: 10 am - 12 pm
    Cost: $18
    Experience Level: Beginner-Advanced
    Instructor:Andrea Vanderbilt
    Course Description:
    Course Description:
    Boost productivity in the urban vegetable garden by learning to utilize techniques used by commercial farmers! Find more production in a healthier garden ecosystem by applying basic principles of large-scale production farming to your residential garden space. We'll show you how! Topics range from automating irrigation and smart plant placement to employing season extension and crop planning worksheets. This class applies to everybody, from beginners to advanced gardeners.
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  7. The Wonder of the Spring Garden 2/9/19

    The Wonder of the Spring Garden 2/9/19

    $22.00

    Plants that Feed the Soul and the Web of Life
    Date: Saturday, February 9th
    Time: 10 am - 12 pm
    Cost: $22
    Experience Level: Beginner-Advanced
    Instructor: Lauren Springer Ogden

    Course Description
    Few things are as exciting as the first signs of life and color after a long winter. Learn about great plants that brave the early season to show off their best. These plants also offer life-saving nectar and pollen to help insects and birds survive unpredictable spring weather and to nourish their first broods, making spring bloomers among the most important garden plants both for our enjoyment and the web of life.
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  8. Dwarf Conifers You'll Grow to Love 2/9/19

    Dwarf Conifers You'll Grow to Love 2/9/19

    $18.00

    Date: Saturday, February 9th
    Time: 1 pm - 3 pm
    Cost: $18
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Instructor: Pat Hayward
    Course Description:
    February in Northern Colorado is a perfect time to take a close look at your gardens to see where extra textures and shapes would add interest, beauty and shelter for songbirds and smaller wildlife. This workshop will focus on dwarf and smaller forms of familiar conifers, as well as a few you may have never heard of. From fir to pines, you´ll discover garden-sized conifers that are truly dwarf yet hardy and adaptable to our conditions. Learn which plants to avoid, which to fall in love with, and how to be successful with the plants you choose.
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