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Larry's top 25 garden secrets

Now is the time to start planning your vegetable garden. Join Larry Stebbins with Pikes Peak Urban Gardens as he covers the quick and "dirt"y basics anybody needs to know to get "growing."

The Thursday, Jan. 28 ?green? bag lunch-n-learn will run over the noon lunch hour, from 12:11 to 12: 49 p.m., at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada, in Suite 102. Attendees are encouraged to bring and enjoy their lunches during the presentation.

Backyard gardening reduces the use of fossil fuels and the resulting pollution that comes from the transport of fresh produce from all over the world (in planes and refrigerated trucks) to your supermarket. If you grow your food organically, without pesticides and herbicides, you also spare the earth the burden of unnecessary air and water pollution. 

Those who attend have the opportunity to win a door prize tote bag (pictured) made from recycled downtown banners as a demonstration project. In addition, to "seed' the idea of backyard gardening even further, the City?s Green Team will provide attendees with a few vegetable seeds to get them started.

The next two "green" bag lunch-n-learns will be at the same time and in the same place:

  • Feb. 24 - Recycling: beyond the basics
  • March 25 - Green roofs made easy
Questions? Contact City of Colorado Springs Sustainability Coordinator Carrie McCausland, 719-385-CSGN (2746) or