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Gardening season is near, and with all this time at home there has never been a better time to plan and start your garden! As always, the Routt County CSU Master Gardeners are on a mission to inspire connection with our environment by supporting our community with knowledge and resources.

Barb and Bill Sanders’ garden in Strawberry Park is an oasis for people and wildlife alike

Evenings with the Master Gardeners is back for 2021!

Join us for LIVE, ONLINE education Tuesday, May 4th and Wednesday, May 5th from 6-7:30pm. Focusing on those new to Routt County gardening, we will discuss climate considerations, drought and seed selection the first night, and soil and pests (including insects, wildlife, and weeds) the second. To register, CLICK HERE.

Join us on Tuesday, May 25th at 5pm for a LIVE, IN-PERSON Evening with the Master Gardeners event at the Yampa River Botanic Park!

Bring your questions to this fair-like activity and the CMGs will be happy to provide you with answers! Stroll around the park for inspiration and enjoy an evening amongst the flora.

Tuesday, April 14: An Overview of Routt County Gardening

  • Our Local Climate  
  • New to Routt County?
  • Our Typical Soil
  • Seed Selection (a.k.a. Reading a Seed Packet)

CLICK HERE for recorded April 14th session

 Tuesday, April 21: Routt County Grows Its Own, Part 1

  • Salad Bowls
  • Perennials & Dividing
  • Season Extension

CLICK HERE for recorded April 21st session

CLICK HERE for Pat Tormey’s Fear Not! Dividing Perennials presentation

Tuesday, April 28: Routt County Grows Its Own, Part 2

  • Vegetable Gardening
  • Transplanting
  • Insects

CLICK HERE for recorded April 28th session

Creating soil for veggies and starting seeds, videos by Festus Hagins:

Tuesday, May 5: Gardening 201

  • Weeds
  • Permaculture
  • Gardening for Pollinators with Native Plants

CLICK HERE for recorded May 5th session

Resources mentioned during classes

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