Introduction to Xeriscape
Thursday, May 4, 6-7:30 p.m.
$24, $20 member
This class de-mystifies low water landscapes by explaining the seven principles of xeriscape and looking at samples of Denver gardens that do it well.
Edible Wild Foods Gourmet
Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$55, $50 member
Explore the fascinating world of wild edibles. Start with an herb walk, identifying local wild edibles. Discover the optimum nutrition and delicious tastes provided by plants usually weeded and tossed in the compost pile. Back in the kitchen, participants prepare a delicious vegetarian meal using common, nutritious wild plants, including nettle, chickweed, dandelion, lambs quarters and more. Enjoy an appetizer, salad, a savory soup and a delicious wild foods pesto with pasta. Explore all the ways you can add wild edibles to your current recipes to boost nutrition and flavor. Recipes, lunch and drink included.
Gardening for Pollinators
Tuesday, May 16, 6-9 p.m.
$44, $39 member
There are 963 species of native bees on Colorado’s Front Range and all require our help to provide food, shelter and water. In addition, we play host to countless other beneficial insects, birds and bats; all that perform the huge task of pollinating a third or more of the crops we eat, repopulate plants and add great diversity to our environment. Learn about the best plants to attract different pollinators and how to accept a little “insect pressure.”