Selecting & Starting Seeds

This high altitude gardening workshop will suggest seeds (herbs, wild flowers, veggies & native grasses) suitable for our environment; when to plant them; and, suggest what grows outdoors in containers, in covered beds, and greenhouses.

This workshop will lay the foundation for your successful 2015 high altitude gardening.

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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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Harvest Center booth at WP Farmers Market

Join us at the Woodland Park Farmers Market to swap garden stories. We want to hear tales woe and success stories!  We are a network of high altitude gardeners eager to share experiences.

This will be the last of the Summer markets for 2014!

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Harvest Center Celebrates Local Food

Join us at the Woodland Park Library as we continue our celebration of high altitude locally grown food.  We will begin with presentations by Micaela Enger and Anne Akers-Lewis about their Ogallala Commons Community Internships this Summer at the Woodland Park Farmers Market.

Following their presentations, we will share a potluck of snacks based on Colorado grown fruit and vegetables.  This time of year there should be plenty of options.  On the other hand, do not stay at home just because you aren’t able to bring a snack to share.

We will also offer door prizes and, of course, the fellowship will be fulfilling as usual.

Erin, Micaela & Anne

Erin, Micaela & Anne

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Local Food Celebration at Mtn Naturals

Local Food CelebrationSee the attached Flyer for more information.

 

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