Get some dirt under your fingernails

If the sight of crocus popping up through the snow during the bomb cyclone made you long for spring, you’re in good company. Spring fever has officially hit Denver and we’ve arranged for some fun and informative gardening programs to get you ready for the change of season.

Coffee Chaff Giveaway
Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. @ Pauline Robinson
Chaff is a byproduct of the coffee roasting process that is a beneficial addition to your soil, compost, or chicken coop.  Improve your garden while helping keep this free resource out of the landfill!  Bring your own container to fill with coffee chaff from Commonwealth Coffee.

Harvesting Your Own Rain Water
Saturday, April 13, 2:30-4 p.m. @ Park Hill
Come learn about how to utilize rain barrels in your garden and landscape. Pre-purchase your Rain Barrel and installation kit at www.ColoradoRainCatcher.com. Start the season off strong at this sustainability event! No purchase needed.

Basics of Organic Gardening
Saturday, April 13, 12-2 p.m. @ Bear Valley
With Denver Urban Gardens. We'll explore soil prep, water conservation, harvesting, and seasonal crops. Learn how to make the most of your garden!

Seed Workshop and Plant Swap
Saturday, April 20, 11a.m.-12:30 p.m. @ Park Hill
Join local seed company Seeds Trust for a discussion about the importance of responsible seed saving/sourcing to combat disappearing biodiversity. Will also include hands-on seed starting and wet method seed saving demonstrations. Bring a perennial to swap, and take home a new plant!

Smart Container Gardening
Thursday, April 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m. @ Pauline Robinson
Have a small space like a patio or balcony?  This class is for you.  Learn how to use light weight pots to grow flowers, herbs or vegetables. Ideal for all levels of gardeners. 

Need seeds? The Ross-Broadway Library features a seed library! See coverage of the library from Channel 7

Written by ChrisH on March 26, 2019