Upcoming Small Acreage Events

Native Plant Master® Program

2015 Classes

Make this the year to learn more about Colorado’s beautiful wildflowers, trees and shrubs. Take an exciting new class taught by CSU faculty and other experts or an award-winning Native Plant Master course where you learn about plants in their natural habitats.

For Native Plant Master offerings in locations across Colorado, click here

For classes offered in the Denver, Gilpin, and Jefferson Counties, see http://npm.eventbrite.com

Those completing three NPM curriculum courses are awarded a Colorado Flora Certificate with no volunteer requirement. For those interested in educating others by becoming a certified Native Plant Master volunteer, click here .


Boulder County Native Plant Classes

Lots of great upcoming classes on native plants. Click here for more info


Native Plant Master Courses

An abundance of classes this year offered in various locations, check them all out and register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/csu-extension-native-plant-master-program-metro-to-mountain-group-1715901818.


Pueblo County Fall Rangeland Tour

Sept 23
10:00am – 1:00 pm.
Weaber Ranch
7440 Turtle Butte Rd (off Waterbarrel Rd)
Beulah, CO

Join us as we explore below the surface and discover it is more than dirt. We will meet at the Weaber’s property (off of Waterbarrel Rd.) We will have soil pits dug to view soil horizons and root systems of plant life. Learn how the plants, soils and microorganisms all work together to form a healthy ecosystem.

This will be an informal learning experience with open discussion.
Lunch is provided.

Schedule:
10:00 a.m. Weaber's Ranch, 7440 Turtle Butte Rd., Pueblo County.
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
Presented by: Tom Laca, Extension Agent, CSU Extension/Pueblo County and Donald Schoderbek, CSU Extension Range Specialist

Click here to register.


Emerald Ash Borer Class

September 26
6pm-7:30pm
Chilson Center
Loveland, CO

Alison O'Connor (CSU Extension in Larimer County) and Rob MacDonald (City of Loveland) will be presenting a class on emerald ash borer. They will discuss the biology and history of the insect, options for homeowners and potential treatments. There is a $5 fee for the class, which will be used to plant trees in the Loveland community.

The talk is open to the public and anyone is encouraged to attend. You can register online through the City of Loveland or call the Chilson Center at 970-662-2386.


Grass Hay and Pasture Demonstration Open House

October 14
9:00 am – 1:30 am
Delta County Fairgrounds
Hotchkiss, CO

The demonstration plot offers a hands-on view of 17 species of irrigated grasses and another 17 species of dryland grasses suited for the local area climate and soils. These grasses can be used for agricultural and natural resource conservation purposes, such as: growing hay, grazing livestock, weed suppression, erosion control, and enhancement of wildlife habitat.

Be sure to visit our Open House and take a few minutes to tour the grass pasture demonstration plot and ask local experts your specific questions. Booths will be set up at various stations at the demonstration plot. You will be able to take a self-guided walking tour and discuss your property needs with our professionals. Take a look at the flyer for additional information. No registration required, but feel free to call for questions.


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Updated Wednesday, September 21, 2016