Meet Audubon Rockies Habitat Hero Program Coordinator: Jamie Weiss
Jamie Weiss is the Habitat Heroes Coordinator for Audubon Rockies based out of the regional office in Fort Collins. Habitat Heroes are people who practice a form of landscape stewardship, called ‘wildscaping’ – landscaping designed to attract and benefit birds, pollinators and other wildlife, large and small that help create bird-friendly communities. Whether the landscape you tend to is a residential yard, a few pots on a balcony, a public park or schoolyard garden, Habitat Heroes believe in growing a healthy community. By combating the loss of open spaces and creating green corridors that link your wildscape to larger natural areas by providing habitat for wildlife we can feel good about doing something positive for ourselves, the environment and our wild friends.
Along with her Bachelor degree in Marine Biology and Chemistry from University of North Carolina Wilmington, Jamie is a Certified Interpretive Guide as appointed by the National Association of Interpretation. Jamie previously worked at Boyd Lake State Park and the Georgia Aquarium as an Educational Interpreter, providing families and individuals of all ages an awareness of conservation. When not working, she is often leading an active lifestyle trying to keep up with her deaf Border Collie and Golden Retriever. She enjoys working in her own garden, hiking, particularly “14ers”, camping, horseback riding, snowboarding, and is an avid fan of long distance running. Jamie is excited to be a part of the Audubon Rockies team, “to help bring conservation home, one garden at a time!”
We’re very excited to be holding our 4th annual plant swap! Be potting up those extras from the garden to swap, checking out those recipes to share in the pot luck, and, most You do NOT need to have volunteered at the Plant Sale to attend or – ALL HAS members are MOST welcomed and encouraged to attend. Of course, plants are not required; most importantly, marking that calendar! you can just come and enjoy the picnic as well. This year, we will celebrate in the HAS Demonstration Garden. Please bring a dish to share, a beverage for yourself, a chair and/or blanket to sit on, and potted & labeled plants to swap. We’ll provide the meat, plates, napkins, and utensils.
Date: June 27, 2015 – Saturday
Time: 4:00-8:00 pm
Where: HAS Demonstration Garden
Friends and family welcome – bring a dish to share, a beverage for yourself, a chair and/or blanket to sit on.
P.S. We will be calling the Plant Sale volunteers – to try and get a head count for the amount of meat we need to purchase. Please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to give us a count. Thank-you
Colorado Technical University, Room 258 at 7:00 p.m (click map link below)
A discussion about interesting and hopefully unique to you herbaceous perennials that will be available at the 2015 HAS Plant Sale. Things covered include deer-resistance, water needs and exposure. HAS Annual Plant Sale is May 15, 16, & 17.
Allen is a native of Colorado Springs and has been active in the green industry for the last 10 years, working at a local wholesale nursery specializing in growing perennials, ground covers and ornamental grasses. In the pursuit of expanding his knowledge, he became and has been an active Colorado Master Gardener volunteer since 2007. In 2013, he became a Colorado Certified Nursery Professional, a Colorado green industry certification. He has been a member of HAS since 2012 and has been on the HAS Board since 2013.
The Horticultural Art Society is holding it’s annual Founder’s Day Lecture on Saturday, March 7th at 10am. Come join us to hear Panayoti Kelaidis, on “Rock Gardens, Wildflowers and Rare and Special New Flowers – Dyanmic Treasures for Colorado Springs Gardens.”
Panayoti Kelaidis represents the Denver Botanic Gardens in educational, professional and promotional endeavors as an expert in horticulture, science and art. His real love and enthusiasm for all things growing make him a most entertaining and enriching educator.
The lecture will take place at the Pioneer Museum, 215 S. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs. This special event will be open to the public for $10 a person and free to Horticultural Art Society members.
Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early to secure your seat.
The Horticultural Art Society monthly lecture for October will be presented by Pat Sullivan. Please join us at Colorado Technical University on October 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for “Your Garden Exposed: 21 Things Your Plants Wished You Knew”
If you fertilize your plant on the left side, how much will get to the right side? Can plants tell which way is up, and why would it matter? What is a key element to insure the plant’s survival when dividing? What does well-drained soil mean, really? Do foliar fertilizers work differently than soil fertilizers? Does keeping soil warm make a difference when making cuttings or starting seeds? How can I get more blooms from my flowering plants by using a protein? The answers to these and other questions about what is really going on in your garden will be revealed at this talk. Knowing how a plant is built and how you can use that to your advantage is what this hour is all about. Join us for a peek under the hood!
Pat Sullivan has been a horticulture professional for over 30 years. A graduate in Horticulture from Texas A&M, Pat has been a plant pathologist, field manager in vineyard and orchards, Master Gardener instructor, and teacher of plant science. A landscape designer in Colorado Springs since 2002, Pat is eager to show you how the science of gardening can make you a better gardener.
Horticultural Art Society is pleased to announce that Tammi Hartung, a well-known CanonCity grower and educator, will be will be speaking at the Colorado Technical University campus, on Sept 9th, 4435 N. Chestnut, at 7 pm. She will challenge you to use your garden to improve your life as well as our earth.
Tammi is the author of several books. The two listed on her website and possibly for sale at the lecture are “Homegrown Herbs”, a complete guide to growing, using, and enjoying more than 100 herbs, and her newest book “The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable Gardener”, how to grow food in harmony with nature.
Desert Canyon Farm is owned by Chris and Tammi Hartung. The farm has been certified organic since 1996 and strives to be as earth-friendly as possible both in our work and in our personal lives. They are a United Plant Savers Botanical Plant Sanctuary, a National Wildlife Federation Sanctuary, and a Xerces Society Pollinator Habitat.
The Horticultural Art Society is bringing out the big guns for the August talk with CC’s Tass Kelso (curator of the Carter Herbarium). We are so excited that Dr Kelso will be delving into some of our threatened plains to mountains native plants.
The Many Faces of ‘Rarity’: Threatened Plants and Places of the Pikes Peak Region by Dr. Tass Kelso of Colorado College. Tass Kelso, a CC professor of Conservation and Botany, will be speaking at the Colorado Technical University campus, 4435 N. Chestnut, at 7 pm.
Colorado Technical University, Room 263 at 7:00 p.m (click map link below)