Apr 26, 2014: Founder’s Memorial Lecture – “Semi-Desert Garden: 15 Years Without Water” – 10:00 am

Presented by Jim Borland, of Ask the Garden Pros – Radio Talk Show Hosts Keith and Jim every Saturday morning from 7-9 on AM 1430 KEZW for garden tips, information and news that gardening listeners can use right now.

Jim’s personal garden contains a pawpaw tree, a persimmon tree, an osage orange tree, chocolate flowers (that actually smell a lot like vanilla), spearmint, bamboos, rhododendrons, azaleas, a small sequoia tree, 2 paxistima species, manzanitas and 300 pots of recently sowed seed that will result in yet more plants that he can kill.  He makes his own soil derived from a 25 cubic yard compost pile consisting of debris from the kitchen, the yard, his neighbor’s yard, paper shreddings and the occasional cork from wine bottles (though his beverage of choice is single malt).  And he hasn’t watered in 15 years.

Free and open to the public. However, seats are limited.

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
The El Pomar Carriage House
1661 Mesa Avenue (map)

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

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Apr 20, 2013: Founder’s Memorial Lecture – “Taking the Wild Out of Wildlife and Wildfire”

Presented by Mark Platten, Teller County Extension Agent

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
The Penrose House
1661 Mesa Avenue (map)

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

Mark has training in areas like fire prevention, urban forestry, urban wildlife management and a host of other issues.