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A year review of vegetable growing and winterizing your garden: ?Green? bag lunch-n-learn Thurs. Sept. 30, 2010

Summer squash growing at City Hall.
Summer squash growing at City Hall.

How do you garden in Autumn for success throughout the following summer? Join Larry Stebbins with Pikes Peak Urban Gardens on Thurs. Sept. 30 as he covers winterizing your garden and the rewards you can expect to reap by taking us through a year in review.  Following the presentation, attendees may join Stebbins for hands-on learning as we plant garlic on-site in the City Hall Vegetable Demonstration Garden.

The green bag lunch-n-learn will run over the noon lunch hour, from 12:11 to 12: 49 p.m., at City Hall, 101 N. Nevada, in the Academy Room. Attendees are encouraged to bring and enjoy their lunch during the presentation. Those who attend have the opportunity to win a door prize tote bag made from recycled downtown banners as a demonstration project. To get backyard gardening ideas sprouting, each attendee will also receive a plantable clove of garlic. Stebbins will have additional garlic cloves available for sale to those who wish to garden and support the non-profit Pikes Peak Urban Gardens organization.


Eating local-grown foods and plant-based meals reduces food-associated greenhouse gases. And, if you grow a backyard garden organically, without pesticides and herbicides, you also spare the earth unnecessary air and water pollution. 

The final 2010 ?green? bag lunch-n-learns will be at the same time, but back at the traditional City Administration Building, Suite 102 location:

         Thurs. Oct. 28 - Water conservation for commercial and home users

         Thurs. Dec. 2 - What to know for residential energy audits: A panel discussion