Denver Local Garden

Resources for the urban farmer and gardening communities of the Front Range of Colorado



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Scientists created the world's whitest paint. It could eliminate the need for air conditioning.

The whitest paint in the world has been created in a lab at Purdue University, a paint so white that it could eventually reduce or even eliminate the need for air conditioning, scientists say.

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The Monarchs Are Coming! Here’s Where to Spot Them

The beautiful orange butterflies are on their annual migration south—and now is the time to see them throughout Colorado.

Low water volumes due to drought could affect Colorado River recreational activities

Water volumes along the Colorado River are 55% of average for the amount of volume that would normally be seen from April to July, according to Aldis Strautins, hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Grand Junction.

Bird of the Week

This week’s Bird of the Week, compliments of the Weminuche Audubon Society and Audubon Rockies, is the juniper titmouse.

Check out our new Time Sensitive Listings page for local produce and plant materials

Tomato, Pepper plants and more (Lakewood)

ORGANICALLY GROWN garden starts - tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, herbs, lavender, strawberries, leeks, onions, and ornamentals - and much more. Several new varieties this year including more container tomatoes and eggplant.

Time Sensitive Listings for plants and produce.


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Which charities do the most good? Charity Navigator joins the effort to answer this crucial question.

Charity Navigator used to tell you if charities are well run. Now, it’ll also tell you if they’re getting things done.

Somebody Feed The People

In order to form a more perfect Union, Somebody Feed The People (SFTP), is supporting and amplifying efforts to feed The People at the polls this election season.

Gas Companies Are Abandoning Their Wells, Leaving Them to Leak Methane Forever.

Just one orphaned site in California could have emitted more than 30 tons of methane. There are millions more like it


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Fall Lawn Care Secrets You Should Know for Growing the Healthiest Grass

Take advantage of cool fall weather to fertilize, control weeds, and improve the health and appearance of your yard. A little work now will pave the way for a lush, green carpet when temperatures warm up again in spring.

How to Make a Neighborhood Farm for an Entire Metropolis

A program being started in Atlanta helps midsize farmers buy their own land while providing much-needed fresh food to urban consumers.

10 Reasons Why Fall Is the Perfect Time for Planting Your Garden

Move over spring! Autumn is the best season for getting new perennials, trees, and more in the ground.


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The Trump administration just snuck through its most devious coal subsidy yet.

Link: Vox

Guy Builds Veggie Garden For Family Of Groundhogs | The Dodo
Glenwood Springs joins Aspen as only Colorado cities completely powered by renewable energy

Link: Denver Post


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How to celebrate Hatch chile season when you're not in New Mexico

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40 Best Fall Dinners

These 40 Best Fall Dinners are sure to satisfy your craving for cozy weather comfort food and keep your whole family happy and well fed in the process.

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The swirly, brain-freezing origins of the frozen margarita machine

Mariano Martinez looked at a soft-serve machine and saw unlimited drink potential

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Service - Bee Removal

Title: Free Honey bee removal - $1 (All areas)
If you have honey bees in a conflicting place such as your house, shed, tree trunk etc. give me a call and I will remove them for you.

Link: Backyeard Bee Keeping

Denver Restaurants and Chefs Buzzing Over Urban Bees

"Honeybees and other pollinators are dying in droves because of insecticides like sulfoxaflor, yet the Trump administration removes restriction just to please the chemical industry."

Link: WestWord

Sun and Shade for Bees: What is the Right Mix?

Selecting a Beehive Location Can Be a Difficult Decision

Link: Countryside

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Training Chickens

Utilizing operant conditioning to train chickens reveals they are indeed an intelligent bird.

Link: Mother Earth News


If you are considering raising any kind of chickens next year,

now is the time to start looking for used feeding and watering equipment,heat lamps, chicken coops , etc. Everyday this time of year there are a dozen or more kinds of poultry equipment for sale on Craigslist/Denver and often you can find free equipment in the FREE section. Buying good used equipment now can save you a lot money next year and allow you more money for your chickens

Link: Craigslist

Moveable Coops Control Chicken Free-Ranging

New Brunswick homesteader Kimberlee Bastien controls where her chickens free range with chicken tunnels and fertilization stations.

Link: Farm Show

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The Irish Pocket Potato Recipe BookThe Irish Pocket Potato Recipe Book

Eveleen Coyle

Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & VegetablesRoot Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables

Mike Bubel

The Drunken BotanistThe Drunken Botanist

Amy Stewart

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Sweet horse scoots baby closer to get a better look!
Best Vegetables to Grow in 1 Gallon Container Gardens
How to Grow Ginger in Containers And Get a Huge Harvest