Gardening with Native Plants - Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, 6:30 to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (MDT)
Growing native plants is a valuable contribution to Colorado's ecosystems. We will be studying how to incorporate native plants into existing gardens as well as starting new gardens. Native plants that work well in home gardens will be discussed along with noxious weeds and planting conditions. A list of resources including seed sources, local nurseries, books and websites will be provided.
Instructor: Kathy Brown's home town is San Diego, California. She moved to Denver in 1995. She volunteers as a naturalist at Roxborough State Park, as a Master Gardener for the CSU Extension office and as a Native Plant Master trainer in Jefferson County.
Registration: Open to anyone on a paid registration basis. Class size is limited, so register early.
Prerequisite: Basic Botany is helpful but not required.
Native Plant Master: Class does not count toward certification as a Native Plant Master. For more information, see www.nativeplantmaster.org.
Optional Text and Reference: Colorado Plant Database at http://coloradoplants.jeffco.us; Meet The Natives by M. Walter Pesman, Revised and Expanded by Dan Johnson; and Colorado Flora - Eastern Slope, Fourth edition, Weber and Wittmann available at local and online retail outlets and the publisher (800-621-2736)
When to meet: Please arrive at 6:15 PM. Class begins 6:30 PM sharp.
Where to meet: Colorado State University - Jefferson County Office, ECMR
What to bring: Paper and pencil.
When & Where
CSU Extension Native Plant Master Program – Metro-to-Mountain Group
The mission of the Native Plant Master Program is to educate the public about native plants in order to foster stewardship, sustainable landscaping and management of weeds that threaten native ecosystems. See www.nativeplantmaster.org.
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