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Join The Denver Post as we kick off the 2013 garden season with an evening of talks from expert Colorado gardeners. At "Local Roots, Global Shoots," you'll hear how vegetable gardens benefit everyone in your community; about plants that are easy and beautiful and can take what Colorado dishes out; how to survive the 2013 growing season; and how gardening circles the globe.
The first 50 people to register will receive a free "Plant A Row for the Hungry" garden starter kit.
Jodi Torpey, Denver Post contributor, book author and Plant A Row coordinator for the Denver metro area, is the founder of WesternGardeners.com and contributing editor for VegetableGardener.com. She's also been published in Horticulture Magazine, The American Gardener and Canada's Quebec Vert. Her work has also been featured in Garden Colorado, The Denver Post's garden app. Her 2007 book, "The Colorado Gardener's Companion" (Globe Pequot Press) is still essential reading for anyone with a shovel in their hands.
Carol O'Meara, also a frequent contributor to The Denver Post's Grow section, is a horticulture entomologist for Colorado State University Extension in Boulder County. She not only trains Master Gardener volunteers, she happily addicts them to growing heirloom vegetables. Her columns and stories on food, gardening and other topics have appeared in many Colorado newspapers and magazines, and she also writes and photographs the popular garden blog, "Gardening After Five."
Pat Hayward is Executive Director of Plant Select®, a collaborative program with Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado State University and regional horticulturists. She has been involved in the Colorado nursery industry for more than 30 years, from production to sales to administration. She and her husband garden in northern Colorado on four acres of hard rock soils, trialing new plants annually. She has twice won the Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Association’s "Nursery Person of the Year" award.
Sarada Krishnan, Ph.D., is the Denver Botanic Gardens' Director of Horticulture and also director of its Center for Global Initiatives. She sees global crops as both a scientist and a business owner. As part of the Center for Global Initiatives, she's involved in the development of a national botanic garden in Haiti, a coffee research project in South Sudan and conservation projects in Madagascar. She also owns coffee plantations in Jamaica's Blue Mountains and a local coffee distribution company. Her doctoral research at CU-Boulder examined wild coffee genetics.
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