BigNews.Biz - Jan 11,2017 - DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS - MORE MARCH EVENTS
ADULT GARDEN CLASSES
Front Range Beginning Farmerís Conference at Chatfield Farms
Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m. Ė 5 p.m.
$52 member and non-member, lunch and social hour included
The average age of U.S. farmers today is 58. Two acres of farmland are lost every minute. Many people dream of starting a farm, but lack access to land, capital, education and training. The Front Range Beginning Farmerís Conference, geared toward those considering starting an urban, suburban or rural farm, features instructional workshops from regional experts, targeted towards small scale, sustainable farming.
Amazing Vegetables A-Z: Raised Beds
Tuesday, March 7, 6-8:30 p.m.
$35, $30 member
This class is designed to take beginners to a new level and remind intermediate gardeners of the success strategies for the science of vegetable gardening. Topics include planning the best location, choosing in-ground or raised beds, soil amendments and how to re-purpose materials to create raised beds.
Water-Wise Landscape Planning for Non-Designers
Wednesday, March 8, 6-9 p.m.
$50, $46 member
This class helps plan a landscape better suited to a dry climate AND individual needs. While low-water-use plants are great, theyíre only as good as how you use them in the garden. This class explains how to think through a landscape before planting to ensure success.
Smart Container Gardening
Thursday, March 9, 6:30-8 p.m.
$25, $21 member
Take growing flowers, herbs or vegetables in containers to a whole new fool-proof level by growing plants in Smart Pots. These lightweight and re-usable containers are the ultimate advancement in container gardening. Use them in small spaces including patios and balconies or any size garden. Registration includes one Smart Pot, along with full planting instructions, watering care and other tips for a long season of use.
Creating a Habitat Garden
Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m. Ė noon
$31, $26 member
Plants are only part of the joy of creating and tending a garden: observing the insects, birds and other wildlife that a garden attracts brings a whole new dimension of pleasure and fascination. Learn the overall concepts and practices that make a garden good habitat for a variety of creatures and discuss some of the best plants for food, shelter and material for rearing young.