Do you like worms? A worm farm is a fantastic way to minimize food waste by turning your organic kitchen waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for your plants and soils. Worms eat organic waste and turn it into liquid fertilizer and worm castings, (the organic material that has been digested by the worms). We will provide everything you need to build your own red-worm bin, including worms and after-care instruction. *Morning or afternoon class available, please take note of which one you register for!*
Here on the Front Range in Northern Colorado, winters are getting drier with less snowpack. While this might be a great break for your snow shoveling muscles, your trees and shrubs are susceptible to lasting damage. Low humidity, low soil moisture, and dramatically fluctuating temperatures can wreak havoc on a tree’s state of dormancy. This goes for established trees as well as new plantings. What can you do? Winter water!
Everyone knows the scent and taste of vanilla… at the very least we smell it in perfumes and enjoy it in ice cream! But did you know that all vanilla comes from the fruit of an orchid? Of the tens of thousands of orchids known to the world, Vanilla planifolia is the only orchid to produce an edible fruit and what an amazing fruit that has turned out to be…
Now that fall has officially arrived, it is time to start getting your Colorado garden ready for winter’s swift approach. Because Northern Colorado’s winter weather is rarely predictable, gardening in our area presents unusual challenges. The fluctuation between cold and warm temperatures, dry wind, and snow can wreak havoc on even the toughest plants. By following these few simple guidelines, your garden will come back again once the warm rays of spring sun start to shine.