We are a passionate volunteer group of local gardeners who grow our own fruits and vegetables in Colorado gardening Zones 5a & 5b.
What we do:
- Give public talks on growing your own food.
- Sponsor public workshops to educate the community members.
- Maintain a Google Group for ongoing discussion and resource lists.
- Hold monthly discussion groups on gardening and local food topics.
- Coordinate publicity and car pools to out-of-town events.
- Work with and through local media to provide perspectives promoting local food issues.
- Mentor new gardeners.
No-Dig Beds, Lasagna Beds, Compost Beds…. whatever you call it, this method is excellent for creating a quick, thick garden bed of humus-laden, water retaining, nutrient-rich, organic soil for your vegetables.
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This illustration is a cross section view of what a completed Lasagna garden might be made of. The basic principal is to use alternating layers of “Brown” and ”Green” organic materials. Brown materials are high in Carbon. Green materials are high in Nitrogen. » Learn more…
Lasagna Gardening – Step 1
Choose a sunny site and pre-soak the ground. Mark off an area 4′ x 8′ or 4′ x 12′ and cover with overlapping wet cardboard or a thick layer of wet newspaper. This layer will kill grass and weeds. » Learn more…