Small Acreage Management:
Arapahoe County Farm Tour
September 27, 2014
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, appropriate clothing for the weather, and wear shoes for walking around the farm and pasture fields. Lunch will be provided. Tour location is at 6000 E. Belleview Avenue, Greenwood Village, CO.
Arapahoe County Farm Tour Agenda
|8:30 - 9:00 am||Registration at 6000 E. Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO|
|9:00 – 9:15 am||Welcome and Introductions|
|9:15 – 9:30 am||Overview of farm by owner Margaret Griffes|
|9:30 – 10:30 am||Urban Fruit and Vegetable Production by Jennifer Redmond |
of Table Mountain Farms CSA
|10:30 – 11:00 am||Water Conservation on Landscapes and Gardens|
|11:00 – 12:15 pm||Soil Pit and Soils Discussion by Andy Steinert, |
USDA-NRCS Soil Scientist
|12:15 – 1:00 pm||Lunch (provided)|
|1:00 – 1:30 pm||Walk to pasture and Overview by John Myers, |
owner of Llamas Colorado
|1:30 – 2:45 pm||Pasture Management and Rotational Grazing- by Casey Matney, |
CSU Extension Range Specialist
|2:45 – 3:00 pm||Wrap-up and Evaluations|
Registration is $15 per person or $20 for a couple. It includes lunch and educational material. CLICK HERE to register for the Arapahoe County Farm Tour.
Registration deadline is Sept. 22, 2014. Space is limited to 50 people.
This educational farm tour is made possible by tour hosts, Margaret Griffes and John Myers, funding from WSARE, CSU Extension, and USDA-NRCS.
Programs are available to all without discrimination. If you need special accommodation(s) to participate in the event listed, please contact Danielle DuBois at 303-738-7977 or DDuBois@arapahoegov.com. Your request must be submitted at least 5 days in advance of event.
Recommended Pre-Requisite Webinars
Please take time to watch at least one of these recorded webinars pertaining to the topics we will discuss in further detail during the tour. Each webinar is approximately 1 hour long.
- Safe Food Handling for Urban Gardens
- Intro to Soils and Soil Erosion Reduction Techniques (1 hour)
- Pasture Management on Small Acreages
- Renovating and Reseeding Your Pasture
- Herbicide Carry Over and Fall Garden Tips
- Colorado Native Fruits
- Stone Fruit for Colorado below 7,000’
- Colorado Water 101
- Waterwise Landscapes
- Blueberries for Colorado Gardens
- Raspberries for Colorado below 7,000’
- The Importance of Rootstock Selection When Growing Fruit Trees
- Alpacas and Llamas on Small Acreages
- Common Forage Grasses
- Additional Webinars
Updated Friday, September 12, 2014