Colorado Cold Frames

April 2, 2024

Grow food in the winter months with cold frames! I’ve always dreamed of getting a greenhouse, but with our backyard landscape’s many trees and irrigation system, it seemed daunting. I was worried that the sunniest spot in our backyard would still get too much shade to support winter growing without additional heat. Upon prompting from […]

Native Plant Swaps in Denver & Fort Collins

March 22, 2024

Planting more native plants around our urban communities makes a huge difference for pollinators and wildlife, and they thrive and look beautiful, too. If you’re on a budget, make sure not to miss these FREE native plant swaps in Colorado this month of June, which is also Colorado Pollinator Month! Denver Pollinator/Native* Plant Swap & […]

Hazardous Waste Collection in Denver

March 21, 2024

I was having a hard time finding out where to dispose of hazardous waste such as an old can of paver waterproofer or used oil in Denver. I was surprised that I could not find a drop off location in Denver, but I did find the Waste Management number (303) 808-6254 and was told that […]

Benefits of Commuting by Bike

February 28, 2024

I wanted to share this excellent LinkedIn post from U. Bryn Grunwald calculating the time spent, money spent, excercise and emissions of riding a bike to commute rather than driving. I love this kind of thinking! Here’s Bryn’s post’s text: Today, I had something to do on the other side of town, about 5.6 miles […]

Colorado Pollinator Month

June 1, 2023

Did you know that June is Colorado Pollinator Month? Join our community organizations including the Front Range Wild Ones and People and Pollinators to help and celebrate pollinators this month. Be sure to check out the free native plant swaps and other events happening this month to learn about and help pollinators in our urban […]

Compost Tea for Trees in Denver & Boulder, Colorado

October 12, 2022

Thanks to Mark and Devin of Good People Tree Service for stopping by and treating our Locust and Hawthorne trees today with their awesome fresh-brewed compost tea! I am excited to see how they benefit in the coming years from the magical brew. I’m so happy to have found a local tree company that actually […]

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 […]