Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Dasha is tied down in the back and can't reach that far, but she's still trying to smell my coffee. I think she looks like a cow in this picture.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Education/Experience: Bachelor's Degree (B. A.) in agriculture, agronomy, horticulture, botany, or related field from four-year college or university; or minimum four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge and experience in sustainable production of fruit and vegetable cropsespecially pumpkins and gourds grown for public consumption and entertainment. Familiar with IBM compatible equipment, Microsoft Word and Excel, e-mail, and standard office equipment. Strong verbal, interpersonal, and required. Must have valid Colorado driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.Minimum two years of organic/sustainable farming experience with working knowledge in all aspects of crop care and maintenance. Experience in the care and cultivation of a wide variety of specialty crops and vegetables, with demonstrated knowledge and hands-on skills in the same. Including but not limited to Integrated (IPM), weed, disease, and insect recognition, irrigation, tillage and soil fertility management. Two years experience with the safe operation and repair of facilities/maintenance and variety of farm equipment is highly desirable. Must be able and willing to work weekends, early morning or nighttime periodically. Experience growing for a Community Supported Agriculture program and experience interacting with subscribers is preferred.
Send resume and/or application to , Denver Botanic Gardens, 909 York St, Denver CO 80206, or e-mail your resume to . We are a nonprofit, EOE.
Monday, December 14, 2009
The keeping of food-producing animals is an important issue to me. While I love gardening and wish to see it spread to back yards, front yards, empty lots, and windowsills throughout the city, I know that vegetable nutrients are only part of the equation. Most of us consume some sort of animal protein, and locating healthy, ethically-raised, pastured, grass-fed (etc.) dairy and eggs is not only time-consuming but expensive.
Having chickens and dwarf goats in my backyard has enriched my life tremendously. I wish that everyone who wants to own food-producing animals be able to do so.
To learn more about Sustainable Food Denver, please visit our website at http://www.sustainablefooddenver.org. Join the Facebook group today, and invite your friends!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
We're excited to announce that Heirloom Gardens gift certificates are now available, just in time for your holiday shopping! (Well, they're "just in time" if you're like me, and haven't started your shopping yet.)
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Michael Pollan's endorsement of "Farm City" begins with the line "For anyone who thinks the local food movement has gotten a tad too precious, (...)" I can't remember anything else from his quote, but that little bit stuck with me as I read the book.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
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Saturday, November 14, 2009
This Month, , Denver Presbytery Center, 1710 So. Grant St., Denver 80210:
Kipp Nash of Community Roots and Sundari Kraft of Heirloom Gardens will speak about Urban Gardening.
Contrary to common thought, agriculture is not exclusive to rural areas. In fact, using intensive growing techniques, commercial scale vegetable production is possible in urban contexts. Whether by using a single, large urban plot or by piecing together a collection of smaller plots, urban farmers can grow enough produce on under one acre to supply their close community with a great deal of food and themselves with a healthy income. Along with the development of small business and the availability of healthy, local produce, the community benefits through new vigorous interaction and cooperation. It is with these ideals in mind that these groups have been created.
We're meeting in our usual .
Front Range Organic Gardeners (FROG) is Colorado's oldest garden club (since 1987) devoted to organic gardening. Our group of notice and seasoned gardeners welcomes visitors and new members to the monthly meetings. The meetings feature speakers on timely organic gardening topics, as well as demonstration, plant swaps, field trips and .
Front Range Organic Gardeners