December 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The “what we learned this year” workshop is always fun and informative. Presentations are shorter and less formal. Generally, the audience gets involved. After all, high altitude gardeners learn something every year.
We share what worked and what didn’t. We will also give away commercial organic seeds leftover from the October seed swap, which was an awesome success!
We celebrate the first year’s conclusion with a community seed swap. Hopefully, this seed swap among high altitude gardeners will increase our community resilience and become an annual event. The Cowman Family set an excellent example as they collected seeds for many years and shared generously with friends and neighbors. Who knows… maybe a Ute Pass Seed Library will grow out of this seed swapping event!
AVR, The Harvest Center and Teller-Park Conservation District partnered in this series of free hands-on workshops.
Join us 10am-noon October 24, 2015 at Aspen Valley Ranch for the final segment of our Homestead Series. It has been a fun, successful inaugural year.
Links related to saving seeds:
1) we hear from several people about their seeds
2) we have a browse time when people socialize and get an idea about seeds they might want to swap
3) we say “swap time”!
DIRT! The Movie–narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis–brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil.
This event is co-sponsored by The Harvest Center and Teller-Park Conservation District.
“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.
Mountain Natural Community Market is celebrating Local Food Week.
• Growing vegetables and nursery stock
• Dancing Feet Farm, Hillbilly Farms CSA, Paradise Gardens, Sunflower’s Garden and The Harvest Center
• Local food producers and food truck
• OMGoodness Food Truck organic and gluten-free • bakers, confectioners, granola
• Local artists
• Ceramic, artwork, photos
• music, face painting & conversation with neighbors
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.