Gardening Tips for Colorado Newcomers

January 19, 2019 1:00 pm
January 19, 2019 3:00 pm
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Fort Collins Nursery
2121 E. Mulberry St
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
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Course Description:

Gardening in Colorado, even if you’ve lived here for many years, poses challenges each season. This class will cover the basics and helpful tips for growing vegetables, having a healthy lawn, and how to best manage and select trees and shrubs for your landscape. Despite the various factors that face gardeners in this challenging environment, adapting for our climate and conditions can result in beautiful landscapes in Northern Colorado. 

Presented by Alison Stoven O’Connor:

Alison Stoven O’Connor is the Colorado State University Extension horticulture agent in Larimer County. She’s been with Extension for twelve years. Alison coordinates the Larimer County Master Gardener program and assists homeowners and industry with horticultural questions. She attended Iowa State University and The Ohio State University, majoring in horticulture, and completed her Ph.D. at Colorado State University in 2014, studying nursery tree production and landscape establishment. In her spare time she enjoys golfing, tending to her backyard chickens and growing giant zucchini for competition.

Experience Level: Beginner-Intermediate

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