Colorado Native Plant Seed Swaps • Oct 2022

September 6, 2022

Attention Gardeners! Mark your calendars for these three upcoming October Seed Swaps in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins: 🌱🌱🌱 Saturday 10/15/22 10am – 1pm Denver Native Seed Swap and Giveaway The Table Public House 2190 S. Platte River Drive, Denver, CO, 80223 Partners: People & Pollinators Action Network and Wild Ones 🌱🌱🌱 Saturday 10/22/22 […]

Park Hill Free Farm Stand & Food Bank

August 30, 2022

Got extra produce? Looking for veggies?Check out the Park Hill Free Farm Stand & Food Bank! The Greater Park Hill Community Inc. has an office at 28th and Fairfax in Denver that offers a Free Farm Stand on Mondays from 10am-1pm. Stop by and pick up some free produce donated from the community including local […]

Composting without Fossil Fuels

June 30, 2022

Composting without Fossil Fuels:Check out this amazing Red Hook Farms, an urban farm in Red Hook, Brooklyn that produces over 150 tons of compost every year with just hand tools. No trucks or transport needed. They then provide free compost away to the residents such as community gardens, and are funded by the city. They […]

Native Plants in Wisconsin

June 29, 2022

I recently had the privilege and pleasure to join the Garden Bloggers Fling in Madison, Wisconsin. It was one of the most amazing weekends of my life, touring gorgeous gardens with friendly & passionate garden writers! We saw both private gardens and public gardens, and each and every one was stunning and beautiful in it’s […]

Colorado Packaging Bill

June 29, 2022

On June 2, 2022, Governor Jared Polis signed HB22-1355, an extended producer responsibility law for packaging. Producers of packaging will fund and operate the program, and dues will be used to finance a statewide recycling program.  I hope that the ultimate goal and affect of this program will be less packaging in general, rather than just […]

Native Plant Swap – Fort Collins, CO

June 16, 2022

Discover how easy & beautiful native plants are to grow! Come to our Xeriscape Garden Party & Pollinator Plant Swap this Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m.-noon in Fort Collins! The FREE Native Plant Swap is being held at: Xeriscape Demonstration Garden300 Laporte AveFort Collins, Colorado Saturday, June 18, 2022: 9 a.m.-noon Learn more and share […]

Denver Plant Swap – Native Plants!

April 27, 2022

Attention Gardeners! Mark your calendars for these three upcoming October 2022 Seed Swaps in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins: Saturday 10/15/22 10am – 1pmDenver Native Seed Swap and GiveawayThe Table Public House2190 S. Platte River Drive, Denver, CO, 80223Partners: People & Pollinators Action Network and Wild Ones Saturday 10/22/22 10am – 1pmColorado Springs Native […]

Ft. Collins Seed Swap

March 21, 2022

Saturday, March 26th • Noon – 2:30pm Seeds & Bees Seed Swap & Giveaway FREE TO THE PUBLIC! Feel free to come empty-handed or with seeds* to share!Wolverine Farm Publick House316 Willow St, Fort Collins, CO 80524 (map) Join NoCo PPAN and The Growing Project for its 2nd annual Seed Swap. While all garden seeds […]

Colorado Native Plants: Growing Goldenrod in Pots

January 7, 2022

I love the Goldenrod growing in our Denver backyard, it’s covered with bees every summer! Some of it somehow found a way into one of my large patio pots, and I let it grow and the plants got nearly 5-6′ tall in just one summer and was gorgeous! I never thought about growing Goldenrod in […]

Sustainable Gardens

April 7, 2021

I love the idea of planting native plants and removing thirsty lawns to support wildlife like native bees, butterflies, and birds in all of our landscapes. After reading the book “Nature’s Best Hope” by Douglas Tallamy, my view of our landscape has been forever changed. He inspires us all to plant our own “Homegrown National […]

Native Plants for Denver

March 12, 2021

Here is a list of native plants that are good for the Denver area that Alex of westernnativeseed.com was so nice to email to me, so I thought I’d share! From Alex: I may have overlooked a few species, but here is a list of natives to the region or adapted to it: Download Denver […]

Using the Internet for Good

February 12, 2021

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how the internet has changed the world. It has changed our human existence in many ways, both good and bad. Today, I thought I’d focus on the good. With the internet, we have never been able to share more information with each other so quickly before. We can […]

Colorado Native Plant Sale

October 27, 2020

Check out the native plants for sale from the High Plains Environmental Center in Loveland, Colorado. High Plains Environmental Center2698 Bluestem Willow Dr.Loveland, CO 80538

Native Trees for Denver

October 6, 2020

I just read the inspiring & hopeful book: Nature’s Best Hope by Douglas Tallamy and now I want to grow lots more native plants and trees for wildlife like bees, birds and butterflies in our home landscape in Park Hill (Denver) as well as in a community garden. I’d also love to see if our parkways […]

Free Colorado Garden Classes

August 17, 2020

Attention Denver & Front Range Colorado Gardeners: I thought these free gardening webinar classes looked neat if you have some time on Fridays at noon! 🙂  This garden class in particular sounded interesting, so just I signed up: Friday, August 28 at NOONEdible Native Plants with Dr. Irene ShonleTime: August 28 at 12:00PM Mountain TimeRegistration […]

Colorado Recycling

August 15, 2020

Are there any plastic recycling facilities in Denver or Colorado?I’m doing research to find out if there are any actual plastic recycling facilities here in Colorado (or anywhere in the West or the United States). There are sorting facilities here, and a glass recycler (Wheat Ridge-based Rocky Mountain Bottle Company), but are there any companies […]

Denver Native Plants

July 24, 2020

If you live in the front range and Denver area of Colorado, it’s great to plant Native Plants for the birds, pollinators and other wildlife – especially if you’re in the city! By creating pockets of native plantings, you create a patchwork of wildlife areas and you’ll be immediately rewarded with more birds, bumblebees, butterflies, […]

Beyond Pesticides

June 22, 2020

I just came across this website, and wanted to share – I’m always happy when I see groups out there that are trying to change things for the better! Beyond Pesticides is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., which works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to […]

Green Lining

April 6, 2020

Less flights, no ski traffic, no office commuter traffic, no sporting event traffic, no school traffic, no restaurants and bar traffic. Our dirty air is undoubtedly clearing! This may be the “green” lining of the Covid-19 human crisis, the earth finally has a chance to take a breath of cleaner air. We really need to […]

A garden & books are all you need.

March 12, 2020

A garden & books are all you need. I’m so grateful to have a lovely garden and books to enjoy every day. Speaking of books, I just read a wonderful book, Nature’s Best Hope, by Douglas Tallamy, and it really is a hopeful read on how we can all make a difference by planting native […]