Spring Mountain Veggie Gardening Classes


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With the weather warming up and temperatures this week in the 70s in Kremmling, spring is rounding the corner. The Grand County CSU Extension Office and Grand Community Gardens are preparing for another gardening season in Grand County.   Garden Bed applications are available and some spring gardening classes are forming.

The Grand Community Garden program is a community gardening program that is organized through a partnership between Colorado State University Extension Office in Kremmling and the Grand Community Garden Board.  The partnership manages four community gardens in Grand County.  We have over 90 rental beds in communities of Fraser, Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs and Kremmling.  Community members can rent a bed for a small yearly fee and get the advantages of having a gardening bed among experienced and helpful gardeners.  Even with the challenging and short growing season a typical four by eight foot bed can grow enough fresh vegetable to supply a small family. For more information on community gardening, Spring gardening classes and renting a bed, go the Community Garden Web site at www.grandcommunitygarden.org .

The CSU Extension Office will be holding a series of six gardening classes this spring and summer for the beginning gardener called “Gardening With Altitude”.  The Classes will be offered at the Extension Building on the Grand county Fairgrounds in Kremmling.  The classes’ will cover topics like soil management and amendments, garden planning and preparation, weed and pest management, harvesting, preserving and storing vegetables. Participant will be able to sign up for individual class or pay for all six and rent a garden bed in the Kremmling Garden. With the bed rental you will be able to practice what you learn with other class participant and extension Staff.  Individual classes will be $10 dollar per class or $50 for 6 classes which includes one bed rental.  For more information and to reserve a bed and seat in the class, contact the CSU Extension Office in Kremmling at 970-724-3436.

For any information on gardening, landscape and tree question contact the local CSU Extension Office to access scientific based information.  The CSU Extension service has a network of experts on weed, tree and insect to address most lawn and garden issues or questions.

Gardening with Altitude

The CSU Extension and Grand Community Garden are partnering to offer a six week beginning gardening hands on classes for Grand County. Class will be offered April-June. Classes will be spread over the growing season so participants can take advantage of learning by doing while managing group or individual plots in the community gardens in Kremmling.

Class Date and Topics
April 12: Soils and Seed Bed Prep
April 19: Garden Planning and Design
May 10: Fertilizing and Planting Techniques
May 24: Weed and Pest Management
June 7: Harvesting and managing for end of season
June 28: Preserving and Canning garden products.
Individual classes will cost $10 per class or participants can sign up for all 6 classes and rent a Bed to manage in Kremmling Gardens for $50. Reserve you bed today by contacting Travis Hoesli at the CSU Extension Office.

For more Information or RSVP Contact: CSU Extension Grand County, at  (970)724-3436.