Join us for a full-day, 8:00AM-3:30PM, as we dive into timely and trendy Colorado gardening topics. Advanced purchase tickets will be available through April 19, 2019 which includes lunch. A variety of sandwiches will be served. If you have specific dietary restrictions, please bring your own food.
Session 1: 9:15am – 10:30am
Speaker: Lisa Mason
Topic: Pest Management
General integrated pest management (IPM) strategies will be covered. Learn how to best approach pest management in your backyard! Strategies for specific pests including Japanese Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer, deer and rabbits will also be covered.
Session 2: 10:45am – 12:00pm
Speaker: Jodi Torpey
Topic: Edible Spaces in Small Places
Don’t let the lack of garden space keep you from enjoying fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Discover how to turn a balcony, patio, deck, or windowsill into an economical and productive garden. This program provides everything you need to get started from creative container options to the veggie varieties that give the biggest bang for the buck
Session 3: 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Speaker: Dr. Tony Koski
Topic: Turfgrass Management
Turfgrass is a valuable community asset. It can also drain resources if not managed properly. Learn how to efficiently manage resources like water and fertilizer to maintain a beautiful lawn while helping conserve water! There are several alternative grasses to bluegrass that require less water and maintenance that are equally as beautiful and functional.
Session 4: 2:15pm – 3:30pm
Speaker: Luan Akin
Topic: Basics of Xeriscaping
Xeriscape is not rocks and cactus, but a colorful, lower maintenance alternative to the water-hungry landscape. Learn the principles behind xeriscaping and gather tips and tricks to create your very own xeriscape garden!
For more information on our speakers please visit our website: https://douglas.extension.colostate.edu/coloradoscaping-gardening-workshop/