2016 Founders Day Lecture

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Meet Audubon Rockies Habitat Hero Program CoordinatorJamie 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!”

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Founder’s Day Lecture – HAS is Delighted to Have Panayoti KIelaidis

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 2015 Founder DayRock 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.

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Apr 16, 2011: Founders Memorial Lecture – “Edible Wild Plants of Colorado”

**This event is FULL. No more reservations are being taken**

Presented by Meg VanNess, Regional Historic Preservation Officer / Archaeologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, Apr 16, 2011, 10:00 a.m.
The Penrose House
1661 Mesa Avenue (map)

Reservations are required. Please make yours by emailing hasgardens@gmail.com
**This event is FULL. No more reservations are being taken**

With a little bit of knowledge and a good digging stick a resourceful person can find plenty to eat among the wild plants of Colorado. Whereas this virtual cornucopia of seeds, berries, and roots would never be mistaken for a Big Mac, it did provide a year-around supply of nutrients and calories to sustain the native populations for thousands of years. Some of these plants, such as wild plums and pinion nuts, require only a slight stretch of the modern imagination to be considered for tonight’s dinner. Others, such as the slime covered cattail root, stinking gourds, nauseous rabbit brush, and the aptly named pincushion cactus, take a bit more thought. Continue reading

Rescheduled! May 8, 2010: Founders Memorial Lecture – “Permaculture…Seriously? Seriously!”

Presented by Ron Housman

As Ron’s title implies, he feels it is time we take permaculture seriously. Permaculture involves an ethical and ecologically sound approach to a sustainable way of gardening and living. Ron is a passionate advocate of permaculture and values his studies at the Central Colorado Permaculture Institute at Basalt, CO.

Saturday, May 8, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
The Penrose House
1661 Mesa Avenue (map)

Reservations are required. Please make yours by emailing hasgardens@gmail.com