Growing Veggies in the Mountains

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Greenhouses, Raised Beds, Cold Frames & Growing in Pots
Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:30-3:30pm Woodland Park Library

Michelle & Steve Harding present their adaptation of the popular straw bale approach to gardening. Next, Jeff Wolin will present the Wolin Family “Good Enough” Garden. Topping off the presentations, Claudia Stover from Salida will describe her considerable experience with the geodesic dome greenhouse from Growing Spaces. The three different presentations describe great success by blending sound gardening approaches with appropriate growing structures.

Discussing our plans for a seed swap in April will be a special bonus at this workshop. As always, admission is free.

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Booth at WP Winter Market

Reconnect with the Harvest Center crew 9am-1pm March 14 at the Woodland Park Winter Market. We will have an information table at the Ute Pass Event Center along with many vendors. Drop by and swap stories.

We will have handouts related to native seeds, veggie planting times and our events scheduled for 2015.

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Selecting & Starting Seeds

Join us 1:30-3:30pm February 15 at the Woodland Park Library for “Selecting and Starting Seeds for High Altitude Gardening”. Earlyn Cowman begins the workshop with advice based on 20+ years of gardening in Woodland Park. She will bring several of the Cowman legacy seeds adapted to our growing conditions.

Jennifer Allard will describe her seed selection and planting techniques at Dancin’ Feet Farm along the Tarryall River.

Lee Willoughby will discuss a timetable for germinating seeds from February thru June. Free admission.

A portion of the workshop is available as narrated slideshow.

Selecting and Planting Seeds for High Altitude Gardens from Lee Willoughby on Vimeo.

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Booth at Winter Market

Reconnect with the Harvest Center crew 9am-1pm February 14 at the Woodland Park Winter Market. We will have an information table at the Ute Pass Event Center along with many vendors. Drop by and swap stories.

We will have handouts related to native seeds, veggie planting times and our events scheduled for 2015.

Looking forward to seeing you.

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2015 Community Garden Projects

The local food shift has moved into high gear! You will be amazed at the level of high altitude gardening taking place in the triangle formed by Woodland Park, Lake George and Guffey. This workshop provides an overview of local food projects underway in the Ute Pass region. Community partners will join The Harvest Center in describing this broad effort which includes:

Community Cupboard raised beds
Woodland Park Community Church garden
Community Garden at Little Chapel Food Pantry
Woodland Park High School greenhouse project
Gateway Elementary raised beds
Columbine Elementary raised beds
Summit Elementary raised beds
Guffey Charter School raised beds
Woodland Park Farmers Market
Ute Pass Historical Society Pioneer Garden
Ute Pass Market Growers

We will also describe resources for planning your garden and provide an overview of the 2015 workshop schedule. Join us at the Woodland Park Library 1:30-3:30pm January 18 for this free event.

Download HC2015calendarprint for the Harvest Center 2015 event calendar.

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Harvest Center Celebrates 2014

Holiday treats potluck * White Elephant gifting * invite friends

Join us this Sunday to Celebrate 2014.

Potluck Treats – people generally bring healthy snacks, salads or even deserts. Simple raw fruit & veggie dishes are popular. On the other hand, don’t stress if you haven’t time to prepare something.

White Elephant Gift Exchange – whether whimsical or practical, the gifting is always fun!

Invite friends – this is a family event; feel free to invite family and friends.

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High Altitude Gardening: What We Learned in 2014

20+ people gathered at the Woodland Park Library on this cold November day to discuss what we learned about High Altitude Gardening this year.

Kathleen shares stories

Below is a photo of Kelvin’s greenhouse taken during the August Garden and Greenhouse Tour.

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What we learned in previous years:

 High_Altitude_Gardening_What_We_Learned_in_2011_ / WhatWeLearnedIn2012

Blankenship_Gardening_2013 / SchmittHarvestCtr_2013 / What_we_Willoughbys_learned_in_2013 Wolin_garden_2013

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What we learned in 2014!

Sharing Experiences with Neighbors

We high altitude gardeners enjoy sharing stories about our experiences. About six people will take 5-10 minutes each to describe what they learned this year.  You will hear about raised beds, small & large greenhouses, frustration & success, adapting to weather, and new varieties or techniques tried.

We then will open the floor to a lively discussion among audience members. This annual event has proven to be very popular and informative.

Join us 1:30-3:30pm November 16 at the Woodland Park Library for this free workshop.

What we learned in previous years:

 High_Altitude_Gardening_What_We_Learned_in_2011_ / WhatWeLearnedIn2012

Blankenship_Gardening_2013 / SchmittHarvestCtr_2013 / What_we_Willoughbys_learned_in_2013 Wolin_garden_2013

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Environmental Film Series

Healthy Food Environment: Short Video Presentations about GMO Issues

Since 2009, our Environmental Film Series has covered topics related to climate change, renewable energy, sustainable living, nutrition, and healthy, organically grown food.

In this episode, we selected several short presentations related to GMO issues.  After the videos, we will discuss Colorado Proposition 105 which will be presented to voters on the November 2014 ballot.

At 3:00 we will take a break and continue at 3:10 with a presentation about the Woodland Aquatic Project by Steve Jeroslow.

We look forward to an informative session with the excellent audience participation typical of Harvest Center events.

Join us at the Woodland Park Library 1:30-3:30pm October 12 in the large meeting room on the lower level. Free admission.

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Small Farms & Sustainable Living

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Click Save the Date Poster to download printable version.

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