Upcoming Small Acreage Events

Native Plant Master® Program
Colorado

The Native Plant Master® Program has announced a newly expanded 2012 schedule of offerings. Explore a new park by taking an award-winning Native Plant Master® course. Sample one of the exciting new classes taught by CSU faculty and other experts. Topics include native plant landscaping, poisonous plants, native lawns, invasive weeds, grasses, orchids and more, alpine/subalpine plants and ecological restoration. Most of these popular offerings have a waiting list each year, so register early to ensure you get the class you want.

The Native Plant Master® Program is offered in many locations throughout Colorado. For more information and to register, please visit www.conativeplantmaster.org


Pitkin County Farm Tour

Aspen, CO
Sept. 16, 2014
1 pm -5 pm, with dinner to follow

Join us at Cozy Point Ranch for an educational farm tour. Learn about soils and soil health with a soils pit, conservation practices for vegetable growers and chicken producers, as well as pasture best management practices. We will be outside, so please bring sun protection, appropriate clothing for the weather, and wear shoes to walk around farm and pasture fields. A free dinner will follow the tour. This educational farm tour is made possible by WSARE, CSU Extension, and USDA-NRCS. To register and for more info contact Donna Boley at 970-328-8630 or donna.boley@eaglecounty.us


Arapahoe County Farm Tour

September 27, 2014
8:30 am - 3 pm
Greenwood Village, CO

Join us for a farm tour to learn about soil health, urban vegetable and fruit production, and grazing management. This educational tour will visit two urban farms in Greenwood Village, CO. We will be outside, so please bring sun protection and wear appropriate clothing for the weather. Registration is $15 per person or $20 for a couple. It includes lunch and educational material. This education farm tour is made possible by tour hosts, Margaret Griffes and John Myers, funding from WSARE, CSU Extension, and USDA-NRCS. Click here to register and for more information about the tour.


Eagle County Farm Tour

Eagle, CO
October 9, 2014
1 pm -5 pm, with dinner to follow

Join us at Brush Creek Ranch for an educational farm tour. Learn about soils and soil health with a soil pit, water conservation practices for ranchers, micro-hydro granting process and implementation, and wildlife conservation and corridors. We will be outside, so please bring sun protection, appropriate clothing for the weather, and wear shoes to walk around farm fields. A free dinner will follow the tour. This educational farm tour is made possible by WSARE, CSU Extension, and USDA-NRCS. To register and for more info contact Donna Boley at 970-328-8630 or donna.boley@eaglecounty.us


Jefferson County Farm Tour

Golden, CO
October 18, 2014
8 am – 3:30 pm

Join us for an educational farm tour to learn about soils with a soil pit, starting a new farm, raising alpacas, composting manure, and grazing management. This tour will visit two farms in Jefferson County. We will be outside, so please bring sun protection, appropriate clothing for the weather, and wear shoes for walking around farm and pasture fields. Lunch will be provided. Tour starts and ends at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, CSU Extension Meeting Rm ECMR, 15200 W. 6th Avenue, Golden, CO 80401. This educational farm tour is made possible by WSARE, CSU Extension, Jefferson County Conservation District, and USDA-NRCS. To register and for more information go to www.ext.colostate.edu/sam/farm-tour.html


High Tunnel Workshop

November 6, 2014
1 pm - 4 pm
Longmont, CO

Join us for a workshop on using high tunnels for season and profitability extension. The workshop will be held at Toohey and Sons Organic Farm, 7849 Ute Hwy, Longmont, CO. Jim and Christian Toohey will share some of their experiences with high tunnel farming. Robert Rimol of Rimol Greenhouses will be on hand to discuss product selection, location, and use of high tunnels. Please RSVP to Joni Barr at 303-776-4034 ext. 108 or joni.burr@co.nacdnet.net. Sponsored by the Longmont and Boulder Valley Conservation Districts.


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Updated Monday, September 15, 2014