Come experience part of The Lyons Permaculture Design Course through this evening discussion on Alcohol As Fuel with Todd W. Jones and internationally known author of "Alcohol Can Be A Gas!", David Blume (via live video conference).$10 suggested donationTodd W. Jones trained and certified in Gourmet and Medicinal Mushroom Cultivation as well as MycoRestoration with…See More
Course Description: This class will provide participants the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of aquaponics in a living classroom environment at The GrowHaus, a non-profit urban farm and marketplace in the Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. The course will be a combination of classroom lecture and hands on work among three different aquaponics systems. Aquaponics is a sustainable food production method that incorporates aquaculture…See More
Where on Earth are we going? And what can we do about it? These are two of the questions at the heart of this Symposium, which is a profound inquiry into a bold vision: to bring forth an environmentally responsible, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on Earth. If you are ready to explore what this vision means for you and have the opportunity to create an inspiring future together, we invite you to attend.See More
Come experience part of The Lyons Permaculture Design Course through this evening class and learn about Forest Gardens and Permaculture Guilds from one of Colorado's leading permaculture teachers, Jerome Osentowski.Jerome Osentowski is the founder and director of the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute in Basalt, CO (7200’). His half-acre demonstration site…See More
Come experience part of The Lyons Permaculture Design Course through this evening workshop and learn about seed saving and heirloom and perennial vegetables from one of the nation's only master seed savers, Rich Pecoraro of Abbondanza Organic Seeds. Rich Pecoraro was the founding grower of Seeds of Change, currently runs Abbondanza Organic Seeds and Produce in Boulder, CO, and…See More
Soil is the bottom line in starting your garden successfully, and the properties of Front Range soils present unique challenges. By learning some simple physical and chemical properties of soil, including parent material and its formation, you can gain a better understanding of how plants grow in it and what to consider in plant selection and landscape design.
Rocky Mountain Horticulture II is an introduction to general information on plant management. Each of these three classes will present an overview by an expert from the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Service. Topics include the identification and control of lawn and garden weeds, diseases and insects, and integrated pest management.
This class will share with you the basic principles and the ideas that come from ‘reduce, reuse, rebuild, recycle’ in and around your home and landscape with the composting worm. This class is hands-on: you will be putting together your own starter worm bed so you can go home and start practicing what you have learned with no further ado. Includes a worm bin and worms to take home.$54 member, $59 non-member.Register prior to class -…See More
Why native plants are important in any garden. How to find those that fit your soil and water conditions. Why pollinators, both domestic (honeybee) and wild (bumblebee), are important. How best to help them thrive in your garden and why they are endangered. Instructors to be announced.
In this intensive beginner class, discover the ins and outs of beekeeping and the knowledge and supplies you'll need to get started in this fascinating and rewarding hobby.Margael Meister, founder of DenverBee, will cover equipment, selecting an apiary site, bee races and breeds, disease and pest management, hiving packages, four season management, swarm catching procedures, flower anatomy, and pesticides and insecticides.Gain the confidence you need to become a backyard beekeeper!See More
Good gardens begin with healthy soil. Kristine Johnson, a soil scientist, will detail the facts and fallacies surrounding building gardens for vegetables and fruits. Kristine will touch on the importance of balancing nutrients, care of ongoing gardens, newest discoveries, damage that can occur to garden soil, etc. Again, this is the time to ask all the thorny questions that swirl around this subject.