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Workshop: The Historic Cheyenne Station
February 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$18
The USDA opened a horticulture station in Cheyenne in 1929 to test the multitudes of plants being brought back by plant explorers sent forth around the globe. The focus of the Cheyenne Station was to test those from similar climates like Siberia, Manchuria, Korea, Eastern Europe and even to test the limits of plants from more hospitable climates. They also tested hundreds of different fruit varieties to see which ones performed the best under our rigorous conditions, and made recommendations in 1963. In this workshop, Scott Skogerboe weaves together the facts and stories that came from this project in a storytelling style that is both unique and illuminating.
Scott Skogerboe has been the Propagator at Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery for the last 20 years where he grows 300,000 trees and shrubs every year for sale to nurseries from Casper to Albuquerque. Prior to going to work with his current employer, Scott was the owner of a small nursery specializing in fruit trees and berries adaptable to the rigors of growing on the high plains of our region. Scott is a native of Fort Collins, and a graduate of Colorado State University with a B.S. degree in Landscape Horticulture.
Originally published on December 30th, 2015.