Celebrating Local Food

Celebrating Local Food

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Celebrate Creek Week

Creek Week at TAVA in Woodland Park

Help remove litter from Fountain Creek (dry this time of year)

Visit booths: Nature information and activities from Guides-to-Go

Information from Teller-Park Conservation District and Coalition for the Upper South Platte

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Making Soap the Old-fashioned Way

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Join us for the fifth session of the
FREE 2016 Homestead Series!

Saturday, September 17
10 am to Noon
Aspen Valley Ranch

Learn how to make soap the old-fashioned way with natural ingredients. And learn how to make your own cleaning supplies, too! Bring a friend and discover the joys of making your own natural soaps and cleaning supplies.

This FREE monthly series is sponsored by Aspen Valley Ranch, the Woodland Park Harvest Center, and Teller-Park Conservation District (TPCD). All workshops and demonstrations take place at Aspen Valley Ranch. Find a calendar of these events at TellerParkCD.org. Questions? Call TPCD at (719) 686-9405 x104. RSVPs not required, but recommended.

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HC Booth at WP Farmers Market

Join us at the Woodland Park Farmers Market.  Let’s swap stories about what in our garden is growing well and what is not.  Sharing both success and failure stories is key to learning how to conduct successful high altitude gardening.

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2016 Harvest Center Garden & Greenhouse Tour

2016 HC Garden & Greenhouse Tour: August 21

The Harvest Center Garden & Greenhouse Tour occurs 11:00 am – 3:00 pm August 20 and 21, 2016. Join this free, self-guided tour of personal gardens, community gardens and greenhouses in the Ute Pass area of Colorado. You will see wonderful examples of High Altitude Gardening.  Download the 2016 HC G & G Tour map in pdf format. To view an interactive map, click here.

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737 Pinon Ridge Dr

Dennis Hepting invites you to visit his Solexx greenhouse.  This is his second year growing in Woodland Park.  He will also share information about his solar panels for generating electricity for his home.

279 Pine Bluff Rd

Jen and Jeff Musgrave have just completed their aquaponics system inside the greenhouse.  It will mainly have kale, spinach and lettuces growing now.  They also have hops, herbs and berry bushes growing around their house.

78 Utah Way in Colorado Mountain Estates

Paula & Jim Bennett are long time Harvest Center volunteers.  You will find their Solexx greenhouse and raised, raised-bed very interesting. Directions: On Teller 1, just past the south end of the Fossil Beds, is the entrance to Colorado Mountain Estates. Turn in and stay on Mountain Estates Rd until it Y’s at the mailboxes then bear right onto South Mountain Estates Rd. It will bear right and go up a hill. About half way up the hill is Wasatch Rd on the right. Turn right through the big dip and then turn left at the top of the hill onto Utah Way. We are the second house on the left. 719-748-5225

572 Gold Dust Creek Rd, Florissant

Visit Karen “Plant Lady” Anderson and you will learn why her home is called “Paradise Gardens”.  Karen has been establishing her perennial and veggie Gardens for nearly 40 years.  She also contributes to the Ute Country News by writing the Growing Ideas column. http://tinyurl.com/2015-KA-Map .

128 Broken Wheel Rd

Ginny Johnson is a longtime high altitude gardener. Her place is near AVR and she is a longtime friend of Julie Snyder. We are glad to have her join the tour.

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2016 Harvest Center Garden & Greenhouse Tour

2016 HC Garden & Greenhouse Tour: August 20

The Harvest Center Garden & Greenhouse Tour occurs 11:00 am – 3:00 pm August 20 and 21, 2016. Join this free, self-guided tour of personal gardens, community gardens and greenhouses in the Ute Pass area of Colorado. You will see wonderful examples of High Altitude Gardening.  Download the 2016 HC G & G Tour map in pdf format.  To view an interactive map, click here.

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371 High View Circle

Valerie and Mike Blankenship built their greenhouse about three years ago.  They are glad to share their experience building and gardening in their greenhouse.

800 Valley View Road, “Garden Above the Clouds”

Woodland Park Community Church sponsors this 12-bed community garden.  Built in 2015, the garden is off to a great start. Community Partnership: Family Resources, The Harvest Center and Community Cupboard are partners.

400 Ranch Drive, Woodland Park

Vanessa Haakenson’s greenhouse is an inspiration for high altitude gardeners.  She looks forward to sharing improvements made this year.  Greenhouse and raised bed are custom designed.

Aspen Valley Gardens & Harvest Center Dome, 1150 S. West

The greenhouse and raised beds of the Gordon Jackson Foundation at Aspen Valley Ranch. Your tour guide will be Julie Snyder.  Lee & Kathy Willoughby will give you a tour of the dome. Take time to absorb the varied growing structures and varieties of flowers and veggies growing there.  Oh… yes, there is an incredible view of Pikes Peak for those who appreciate such wonders of nature!

54 Georges Ln

David and Gayle Fahler have a small acreage just outside of Woodland Park.  Learn how they are adapting their longtime garden techniques to our high altitude environment.

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HC booth at WP Farmers Market

Join us tomorrow at the Woodland Park Farmers Market. We will be handing out maps for our free self-guided Garden and Greenhouse Tour set for 11am-3pm August 20 and 21.

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AVR Homestead Series: Food Preservation & Spice Making

Food Preservation & Spice Making

This workshop will feature presentations about making jerky & spices, fermenting veggies and creating seal-a-meals for backpacking.

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HC Booth at WP Farmers Market

Farmers Market Pikes Peak

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Food Preservation Workshop Postponed

Our workshop scheduled for July 17 has be postponed to August 6.  We are co-sponsor of the AVR Homestead Series along with Aspen Valley Ranch and Teller-Park Conservation District.  Please visit the Teller-Park CD website for more information.

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