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It can be a real challenge to garden in Routt County but the results can be amazing. Cooperative Extension and our team of Master Gardener Volunteers are here to help you come up with creative strategies to become a successful gardener despite the small number of frost-free days (59 days), low average temperature (39 degrees), and high elevation (above 6,500 feet). Our Agents and Master Gardner Volunteers are here to answer your questions, like what’s bugging your beans, or which trees grow best here or when can I expect the first fall frost?

Interested in becoming a Colorado Master Gardener?

Training begins in late January, 2020. Become a Colorado Master Gardener volunteer or take the program for education-only with the Colorado Gardener Certificate program. A combination of in-seat and online courses are designed to accommodate various schedules and provide an experience for you to get to know other gardeners in the area and in the program.

For additional information about the CMG program and to apply, visit the CSU Master Gardener website by CLICKING HERE.