What we're about

This is a place to meet other locals interested in Urban Homesteading and simple living skills like gardening, food preservation, caring for livestock, wilderness survival, alternative energy, edible landscaping, permaculture, container gardening . . . sustainability and resilience. These skills enable you to live harmoniously with nature's processes thereby improving the habitat for all living things around you.

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Botanical Spa Treats presented by The Herb Society of America, Rocky Mtn. Unit

Saturday, 1/19/19: Join us for "Botanical Spa Treats" presented by Candice McClay of MoonDance Botanicals! Self-care is an important part of keeping ourselves nourished in a very busy and demanding world. We'll discuss self-care items that we can make at home utilizing the plants we grow in our garden and items we may have in our kitchen and bathroom. Engage your senses in making fresh facial masks and botanical facial steams! You'll have the opportunity to experience these items during that class as well as creating your own to take home. All spaces are now filled -- check our website or FB (see below) for our next event! See our website at hsarmu.yolasite.com or on FB at The Herb Society of America, Rocky Mountain Unit

Native Bees of Colorado

Boettcher Center East & West

Ryan Bartlett, founder of Colorado Native Bee, will give you a good basic background on the almost 1000 species of Colorado native bees. Learn how to differentiate between different types of bees and bumble bees and how to encourage them to inhabit your garden and other outdoor spaces. Ryan Bartlett, is a resident in the historic Northwest Denver area. Born in New Mexico, he moved to Colorado in the mid-90’s, where he has studied as a Master Gardener, certified western herbalist, certified arborist, and as a plant pathologist/entomologist. As a Naturalist he works to educate about the importance of native plants and native pollinator conservation. We will meet on the University of Denver campus in Boettcher West - Room 124 - located at 2050 E. Iliff Avenue, Denver (on the south side of Iliff Ave). Free parking will be provided in a covered lot directly across the street on the north side of Iliff Avenue. On-street parking can also be found in the area. If you’d like to receive a free parking permit, please send a message to [masked] Call Julie at[masked] or Joyce at[masked] if you have any difficulty with the directions to the meeting. Are you interested in doing what you can to help reverse the serious decline in pollinator health? Concerned about the impact of pesticides on human health and the environment? By working together we can learn about the issues, educate our neighbors, park, schools and government and advocate for change. PPAN's mission is to create systemic change to improve the health of people and pollinators. By connecting neighbors across Metro Denver PPAN we can help Denver become a leader in pollinator protection. Please join us! Everyone welcome!

Vision Course for Aspiring Urban Farmers

Colorado State University Extension Arapahoe County


Vision Course for Aspiring Urban Farmers make sure to register here- http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eg01wj67f56b7e6c&llr=5w4brhfab Location: Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office, Centennial, CO Cost: $60 Guidestone Colorado, in partnership with the Colorado Building Farmers Program, is offering a Vision Course for Aspiring Farmers who are hoping to start an urban farm. Participants undergo an in-depth exploration of their own vision and the core competencies and resources needed to launch! This course examines current trends, resources, case studies, and stories from experienced farmers while digging into a framework to begin strategic business planning.

Compost Field Trip/site tours
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Happy New Year All. Building Soil is an important first step to growing a garden...while each of us has different space, skills and styles of gardening...others are just coming into the practice or dare I say the experiment of growing a garden. So whether a person or family has a garden, is planning one or expanding one...I thought it would be interesting to go and see what is available as "commercial compost". I've spoken with 2 local companies in the Boulder County area, Eco-Cycle and Western Disposal...both have offered to do group tours. I've also contacted A-1 Organics, but not heard back from them yet. Hoping that we can pick a weekend early in March for this...please share your feedback and interest. By visiting and questioning the methods of others...we can still learn and discover what we will to help us determine how best to compost on our own.

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EarthLinks' Holiday Gift Market


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