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 .

Managing Pastures During Drought Field Day

May 15th
9am to Noon
Hotchkiss, CO

This important workshop for small acreage landowners is quickly approaching on May 15, at the Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss. This is a 9 AM to noon program, at our grass pasture demonstration plot. We will discuss all aspects of pasture management during dry times. Click here for more information and registration.

Small Acreage Workshop – Grow food and livestock on your small acreage!

May 16, 2015
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
The Ranch, Loveland, CO

The keynote address will be given on soils by Dr. Gene Kelly, Department Head and Professor at CSU. Presentations will cover weed and pasture management, finishing beef cattle on a small acreage, backyard chickens, small fruit production in Colorado, when to call a veterinarian, using cover crops, and food safety for backyard production. Participants can choose the sessions they would like to attend to match their specific interests and needs. The cost to attend the all-day event is $25 per person or $40 per couple, which includes refreshments. Lunch is on your own. To see a list of topics and to register go to: https://small-acreage-workshop.eventbrite.com

Urban Farm Tour and Workshop

June 6, 2015
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Greenwood Village, CO

Join us for an educational workshop and tour on two urban farms in Greenwood Village, CO. Learn about urban vegetable and fruit production, water conservation, and small acreage pasture management on a llama farm. In addition, an on-site soil pit will be a unique opportunity to dig deeper (literally) into the topics of soils and soil health. Lunch is provided. To learn more and register visit http://www.ext.colostate.edu/sam/soil-program.html. Presented by CSU Extension.

Online Food Preservation Course

Preserve@Home provides research-based food preservation education across Colorado county geographical barriers. Participants learn how to produce high quality preserved foods and the science behind current food preservation techniques and food safety.

Individuals with little or no previous food preservation experience are welcome. Anyone with an interest in food preservation and food safety can enroll in Preserve@Home. Colorado Cottage Food Vendors that are making jams/jellies, drying herbs, and other preserved items could benefit from this online training.

Eventbrite Registration & Payment Deadline
June 15,2015

Online Course Available to Access from your computer
June 18, 2015

Chats Thursday’s 1:00 MST
June 25 – July 30th

Click here to learn more

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Updated Monday, May 11, 2015