Gardening & Denver History, All Wrapped Up...

Want to experience a piece of Denver history, get inspiration for your garden, or express your creativity? Look no further than a Fresh City Life My Branch program!

Here are your choices for Saturday, April 13:

At 11 a.m., volunteers from the Fairmount Heritage Foundation present The Civil War at Riverside Cemetery at the Sam Gary Branch. Riverside is home to more than 1,200 Civil War veterans, including three Medal of Honor recipients, soldiers who fought with the "Colored Troops," and even some Confederates. Come learn some of their stories!

If that isn't enough history for you, delve into the story of Lawrence Halprin's Skyline Park with author Ann Komara at Schlessman at 2 p.m. Komara is a professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Colorado at Denver, and her book explores acclaimed landscape architect Halprin's urban renewal effort for downtown Denver in the 1970s.

Dreaming about sprucing up your garden? Learn how to Add Whimsy to Your Garden for Next to Nothing  with Denver landscape designer Deb Courtner at 1 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch. Learn how your outdoor space can reflect your creativity and get ideas from Denver-area gardens, as well as sources for low-cost materials and lots of inspiration.

Learn to Make a Wraparound Skirt at 2 p.m. at the Bear Valley Branch! This class is suitable for beginners and you'll get some basic instruction on sewing machine operation and garment construction. Fabric provided, but if you have a special print you'd like to use (cotton only), please bring 2 yards. Please register: 720-865-0975 or This class will repeat at Ross-University Hills on Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m. To register for that session, please email or call 720-865-0955.

It's back to the garden on Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. at Schlessman. Denver landscape designer Deb Courtner presents 12 Gorgeous Groundcovers for Preventing Weeds. Why battle weeds when you can prevent them with beautiful, low-maintenance, water-wise groundcovers? Learn how!

There's still space in our Printmaking with My Art Workshop Class on Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m. at Schlessman. Register now, 720-865-0000 or for your chance to learn this fun art!

Our Peep Your Colorado contest winners have been chosen! Check out the Fresh City Life My Branch Facebook page for the winners! Make sure to LIKE us for updates on future programs!


Written by Becker on April 11, 2013

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