GardenNews.biz - Mar 10,2017 - Lecture: Restoring Natureís Relationships
Thursday, May 18, 6:30-8 p.m.
$20, $15 member
Specialized relationships between animals and plants are the norm in nature rather than the exception. Doug Tallamy, professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, explains how specialized food relationships determine the stability and complexity of local food webs and how we can us residential landscapes to connect isolated habitat fragments and produce valuable ecosystem services.
Beginnerís Farmer Workshop: Growing for Market
Friday, May 19, 9 a.m. Ė 3 p.m.
Learn from local farmer and farm educators how to start and operate your own farm. Learn how to prepare your vegetables for a variety of markets including direct-to-consumer and wholesale; get advice from market managers and produce buyers located in Denver.
Native Pollinators Workshop
Friday, May 19, 9 a.m. Ė 1 p.m.
$46, $42 member
The work of pollinators impacts the food we eat. According to the Xerces Society, there are 4,000 species of native bees in North America, forming the most important group of pollinators. They require a source of food, water and shelter for raising their young and like all wildlife, they are affected by changes in landscapes, especially the loss of nesting sites. In manís quest for neatness, the important nesting sites such as bare ground, dead trees and corners of rough grass have disappeared. Participants of this hands-on workshop create a nesting box to replicate some of the wildness that makes bees comfortable enough to nest in your landscape.
Lecture: Reimaging a Classic Rock Alpine Style
Thursday, May 25, 6:30-8 p.m.
$20, $15 member
Rock gardening uses a range of unusual plants in combination with beautiful stones to create miniaturized landscapes. This approach to gardening is water-wise, perfect for containers, small gardens and for gardeners interested in exploring a whole new group of beautiful plants. In this talk Joseph Tychonievich, a horticulturist from Michigan, shares beautiful images of rock gardens to get you inspired, the basic principles of creating rock gardens and an introduction to some of the most beautiful and easy to grow rock garden plants to get you started.