“DROUGHT LAND”: THE MOVIE
And a presentation by Nolan J. Doesken, State Climatologist at the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University, and a member of the CSU Water Faculty.
Is Colorado still in a drought? What does the future hold? Find out during this informative presentation, and also learn about the ramifications of what drought means to Colorado and the Rocky Mountain west. A short Q & A session will follow the movie. Learn more about the film and view the trailer at www.droughtland.com. Produced by Stefan Tubbs. Movie snacks provided!
Celebrate Creek Week this Saturday, October 3, at 9:00 am. We’ll meet at Cavalier Park located on the road behind Safeway: 522 Woodland Avenue. Bring your small group! Learn about how erosion affects even “dry” creek beds and help pick up trash in the Upper Fountain Creek Watershed. This is a FREE family event. Adult-sized t-shirts and water provided, while they last, to all volunteers.
Join us this Saturday for a FREE workshop: Small Game Dressing. Are you raising small game like rabbits, turkeys, or meat chickens as part of your sustainable living practice? Are you wondering how to humanely dispatch your small game animals? Or are you interested in hunting, but wonder how to dress the animals you hunt for dinner?
Join us as local hunter and experienced food preserver Dave Hansher shows us how!
“Please join us this Friday at the final Summer Market. In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Woodland Park Farmers Market, Woodland Park Main Street is providing an anniversary cake at 11 am at the Farmers Market booth.The weather is going to be exceptional! The Farmers Market is open from 7 am to 1 pm.
This is the last outdoor Farmers Market this season, and then the Farmers Market will be moving indoors at the Ute Pass Cultural Center for the Winter Market on the Second Saturdays of each month from 9am-1pm.”
The Harvest Center booth will directly across from the Farmers Market celebration! See you there.
August 22 the class at Aspen Valley Ranch will be “High altitude Pressure Canning” taught by David Hansher of Lake George. Pressure canning is the only acceptable method for canning meats and high pH foods like beans, beets, carrots, and potatoes. Bring a fresh, low pH food item to this workshop. You’ll leave with a preserved jar of food to enjoy later! Canning jars will be provided.
Workshop participants will prepare food for the pressure canner while learning how to use this preservation technique. During this interactive workshop, there will be two outdoor pressure canners at work. RSVP early to receive the materials list.
This event is sponsored by the Woodland Park Harvest Center, the Teller-Park Conservation District, and Aspen Valley Ranch.
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The Harvest Center G & G Tour occurs 11:00 am – 3:00 pm August 15 & 16, 2015. 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 and a new community garden built in 2015.
Download maps: 2015G&Gtour_largemap or 2015HC Garden Greenhouse Tour August 15-16
See Mary Menz make her super delicious fermented salsa at the July 19 workshop.
Bring ingredients to AVR July 25 for her to guide you through a failsafe sauerkraut recipe! Free: 10am-noon.
Each year we offer a Food Preservation workshop in July. This year we will add a session on saving seeds.
Join us at the Woodland Park Library 1:30-3:30pm July 19 for this free workshop.
Join the Harvest Center crew at Woodland Park’s Farmers Market July 17 to swap stories about high altitude gardening. Learn what we hear is growing well under these unusual weather conditions and what isn’t fairing so well. Look for us on the east side of the market in booth #51 next to Cafe Leo’s booth.
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