Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Garden know-how in demand

Posted By on Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 10:33 AM

How's this for a sign that locavore interest has firmly entrenched itself in Colorado Springs: Larry Stebbins of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens has had so many people sign up for PPUG's Backyard Garden Class Series in January that he's added two additional class times for Jan. 9.

Presently, 185 people are enrolled to attend one of the sessions between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Holy Theophany Orthodox Church; seats are still available for the 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. session. Admission is free if you pledge to grow or are presently growing a vegetable garden.

January's class topics include selecting veggie varieties that grow well in this region; where to purchase quality seed; and garden plotting and spacing. As the series continues monthly (check PPUG's Web site for dates), topics will focus specifically on what you need to be doing at that moment to ready your garden.

Reserve a spot by e-mailing info@ppugardens.org.

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