Now through June 14, 2021, Colorado State University is offering a free online course on vegetable gardening.
Click here to find more information.
Grow and Give is returning this growing season. What is Grow and Give? Colorado State University launched Grow & Give in 2020 as a “modern victory garden project” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Together with 600 dedicated volunteers we provided over 20 tons of fresh, local produce to people in need. This year Grow & Give continues to provide a platform for Coloradans to fight food insecurity in their communities by growing food and giving it to those in need.
If you have questions about more information on how you can help or need a Grow and Give sign for your garden contact the following Colorado State University Agents in the Golden Plains Area and Northeast Region: click here
Colorado Reforest Grant Program
Tree Care and Planting
This webinar demonstrates key points in tree care and planting instructions and tips for new trees.
This webinar was a requirement to those receiving a new replacement tree through the Colorado Reforest Grant Program in Akron and Haxtun. Donna Davis of the Regional Education Coordinator of the Colorado Forest Service is the presenter with CSU Horticulture Agent Linda Langelo hosting.
Click here to watch the Zoom webinar.
Community Garden Projects
- 4-H Clover Garden – Sedgwick County Fairgrounds
- High and Dry Garden – Washington County Fairgrounds
- Garden Supply Donations
- Thousand Cankers Walnut Disease
The Garden the Plains website serves as a resource for gardening best practices. Through research and experience, our aim is to support those who explore sustainable gardening on the Golden Plains. Click here for more information.
Beekeeping in the Golden Plains Area
Check out more information at the Colorado Beekeepers Association web site
The Sweet Smell of Victory
How Gardeners Are Drawing on History to Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic
With many people staying close to home during the coronavirus pandemic, gardening has become popular, specifically vegetable gardens. COVID-19 has led to high unemployment, causing food banks to be overwhelmed, so people are growing food not only to feed their families but also to help their communities. It’s an old idea reborn to meet the moment.
Check out the interview with Grow and Give gardeners in the Golden Plains Area following a macroburst event in June, 2020.
Let’s Grow Together
Learn to grow food and donate extra locally. The resources below are designed to help you grow your own food this year and beyond. You got this, Colorado! Colorado State University Extension & Master Gardeners are here to help every step of the way. More resources are added weekly and will change with the season. Learn more about the history of victory gardens.
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