Denver Local Garden




How to Build a Natural Swimming Pool

Douglas Buege and Vicky Uhland explain how to build a natural swimming pool on your homestead, includes information on pool zoning, natural filtration, sealing the pool and algae control.

Mother Earth News

What do You Need to Know When You’re Buying Your Syrup?

Don’t forget this important reminder: make sure you’re purchasing 100 percent all-natural maple syrup.

Mother Earth News

Start a 1-Acre, Self-Sufficient Homestead

Expert advice on how to establish self-sufficient food production, including guidance on crop rotations, raising livestock and grazing management.

Mother Earth News

What is the cryosphere? Hint: It’s vital to farming, fishing and skiing

More than 100 scientists from 30 countries released a special report examining climate change impacts on the oceans and a less familiar but critically important part of the Earth: the cryosphere.

The Conversation

September 24, 2019 is National Voter Registration Day

Find out about voter registration deadlines by state, voting times and locations, whether or not you’re eligible to register, and more.

National Voting Registration

Facts About Foraging

Never, EVER, eat any food you forage without knowing for certain that it is not poisonous.

Grit

What is the cryosphere? Hint: It’s vital to farming, fishing and skiing

More than 100 scientists from 30 countries released a special report examining climate change impacts on the oceans and a less familiar but critically important part of the Earth: the cryosphere.

The Conversation

September 24, 2019 is National Voter Registration Day

Find out about voter registration deadlines by state, voting times and locations, whether or not you’re eligible to register, and more.

National Voting Registration

Facts About Foraging

Never, EVER, eat any food you forage without knowing for certain that it is not poisonous.

Grit

Jonathan Safran Foer: Stopping Climate Change Starts at Breakfast

In his second book on the ethics and impacts of food, the novelist urges people to eat less meat to save the planet.

Civil Eats

Something Special Is Happening in Rural America

There is a “brain gain” afoot that suggests a national homecoming to less bustling spaces.

New York Times

Bird & Animal Consignment Auction Sept. 22nd LEXINGTON (Lexington NE)

This is for the annual Fall Bird &Animal Auction in Lexington NE. This will be a massive sale!!! SALE DATE SUNDAY Sept. 22nd. Sale starts at 9:00. We will sell 2-3 rings at a time!!

Craigslist

Global Climate Strike

This September, millions of us will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.

Global Climate Strike

The Deep-Pocket Push to Preserve Surprise Medical Billing

As lobbyists purporting to represent doctors fight attempts to control surprise medical bills, it’s clear that the force behind the effort is not just medical professionals.

The Daily Beast

Tainted Pork, Ill Consumers and an Investigation Thwarted

Drug-resistant infections from food are growing.

New York Times

We spend billions we don’t have to protect fossil fuels on the other side of the planet

In the same news wave that brought word that July at least equaled, if not surpassed, the hottest month in recorded history, President Trump signed off on a $2.7 trillion budget that includes an obscene $738 billion on the military.

AlterNet

The Value of Mentorship

Do you have a farming mentor? If not, consider finding one.

Mother Earth News

Tainted Pork, Ill Consumers and an Investigation Thwarted

Drug-resistant infections from food are growing.

New York Times

We spend billions we don’t have to protect fossil fuels on the other side of the planet

In the same news wave that brought word that July at least equaled, if not surpassed, the hottest month in recorded history, President Trump signed off on a $2.7 trillion budget that includes an obscene $738 billion on the military.

AlterNet

The Value of Mentorship

Do you have a farming mentor? If not, consider finding one.

Mother Earth News

Tainted Pork, Ill Consumers and an Investigation Thwarted

Drug-resistant infections from food are growing.

New York Times

We spend billions we don’t have to protect fossil fuels on the other side of the planet

In the same news wave that brought word that July at least equaled, if not surpassed, the hottest month in recorded history, President Trump signed off on a $2.7 trillion budget that includes an obscene $738 billion on the military.

AlterNet

The Value of Mentorship

Do you have a farming mentor? If not, consider finding one.

Mother Earth News

Corporations can legally put carcinogens in our food without warning labels. Here's why

Cheerios has so much glyphosate in it, it should be labeled as toxic. Corporate free speech precedents prevent that

Salon


Make America Green Again

'Make America Green Again' Is A New Campaign To Bring Back 'Victory Gardens'. - Green Matters

Corporations can legally put carcinogens in our food without warning labels. Here's why

Cheerios has so much glyphosate in it, it should be labeled as toxic. Corporate free speech precedents prevent that

Salon


Corporations can legally put carcinogens in our food without warning labels. Here's why

Cheerios has so much glyphosate in it, it should be labeled as toxic. Corporate free speech precedents prevent that

Salon

The Battle for Rights of Nature Heats Up in the Great Lakes

In February, the voters of Toledo, Ohio, passed a ballot initiative that gives Lake Erie and those who rely on the lake's ecosystem a bill of rights. Except, that's not what's happening.

EcoWatch

Lionhead and Lionlop bunnies

We have two bunnies looking for their forever home! (Craigslist)

Craigslist

Texas Bill Would Make Protesting Pipelines a Felony on Par With Attempted Murder

A bill making its way through the Texas legislature would make protesting pipelines a third-degree felony, the same as attempted murder.

Countryside Network

Is regenerative agriculture the answer to the guilt-free burger?

In sustainability circles familiar with programs such as Meatless Monday and author Michael Pollan’s often quoted words — "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants"

Countryside Network

50 Must-Haves for TEOTWAWKI

A Survival Items List for When SHTF (S*it Hits The Fan)

Countryside Network

Learning New Skills and Rehabilitating Old Skills

In my previous post, I gave a definition of “Horticultural Therapy”...

Mother Earth News

Students Striking from School for a Safe Climate Future

Join Us

Schools Strike For Climate

Urban Chicken Keeping: Legalizing Backyard Chickens, Simple Boredom Busters, and More!

Tips for Urban Chicken Keepers

Countryside Network

Chicken Keeping Class - $35 (The Fleischer Family Farm)

Our farm is hosting another Backyard Chicken Keeping 101 class.

Craigslist

Global effort to plant a trillion trees ‘overwhelmingly’ among most effective—and cheapest—solutions to climate emergency: Study

“We have solutions ready to go; we’re just missing the political will to act.”

Exclusive: FDA enforcement actions plummet under Trump

From monitoring clinical trials and approving medicines and vaccines, to ensuring the safety of blood transfusions, medical devices, groceries, and more, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is one of the nation’s most vital watchdogs.

Science

Trump EPA Guts Obama Rule on Coal-Fired Power Plants

Extending the life of coal-fired power plants, the Trump administration pulled the plug Wednesday on a landmark effort from the Obama era to move away from climate-damaging pollution.

Courthouse News Service

Dozens of oil, gas-related spills in Carbon Valley, eastern Boulder County among state’s extraction fluid leaks in 2018

More than 16,000 barrels of extraction material spilled across state, but Colorado fares better than Wyoming, New Mexico, report finds

Denver Post

Palisade Farmers Market takes over Main Street

The weekly Palisade Farmers Market started Sunday, out at 3rd Street and Main Street in Palisade.

KJCT8abc.com

The Lighter Side of Border Collies

Miss Allie is not happy about her bath and she kept turning her head away from the camera, so I know she is guilty!

Mother Earth News

Colorado Springs Garden Guru Kicks Off '100 Garden Challenge'

Growing your food is its own reward, but it’s fun to win stuff, too.
Colorado Springs gardening enthusiast Larry Stebbins is launching a contest to get more backyard gardens started in 2019. At least 100 more.

The Gazette

High-Altitude Bee Keeping: Getting Started

If you have thought about keeping bees at high altitude you are on a beautiful, exciting, and at times challenging journey.

Sustainable Homesteading

The Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association

A not-for-profit organization providing information and support for commercial and hobby beekeepers in the Pikes Peak region

Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association

Welcome To CSBA

The Place To BEE In Colorado

Colorado BeeKeepers Assoc.

Northern Colorado BeeKeepers Assoc.

Educating Our Communities, In Service To Beekeeping

Visit their website today!

Thinking about learning something new in 2019? Here’s your opportunity!

Whether it’s beekeeping, composting, or keeping chickens—we’re committed to helping you grow in your journey of regenerative organic agriculture. We have something for everyone—webinars, workshops, even yoga and meditation. Join us!

Visit the Rodale Institute website today!

The Rocky Mountain Llama and Alpaca Association

Visit their website today!

Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies

Visit their website today!

Could Alpaca farming be a worthwhile venture?

Visit their website today!

Congress targets middle-class retirement savings

If you thought it was a safe bet to put your money into retirement plans over the span of your career for estate planning, think again.

Salon

Trump EPA Guts Obama Rule on Coal-Fired Power Plants

Extending the life of coal-fired power plants, the Trump administration pulled the plug Wednesday on a landmark effort from the Obama era to move away from climate-damaging pollution.

Courthouse News Service

Court to Big Fracking Company: Trespassing Still Exists — Even For You

In a key property rights decision, two West Virginia residents scored a rare victory from the state Supreme Court.

ProPublica

Backyard Poultry Magazine - June/July 2019

Virulent Newcastle Disease Closes California Shows

Backyard Poultry

A NASA Architect Designed a Camper

Bringing the minimalist comforts of space habitats to the campsite.

OutThereColorado

A NASA Architect Designed a Camper

Bringing the minimalist comforts of space habitats to the campsite.

OutThereColorado

Which Wild Plants Can You Safely Eat in Colorado?

In the realm of edible wild plants, most advice includes an “if” and a “could.”

OutThereColorado

Useful Garden Tips Composting With Coffee Grounds – Used Coffee Grounds For Gardening

Whether you make your cup of coffee daily or you have noticed your local coffee house has started to put out bags of used coffe...

Gardening Know How

The Battle for Rights of Nature Heats Up in the Great Lakes

In February, the voters of Toledo, Ohio, passed a ballot initiative that gives Lake Erie and those who rely on the lake's ecosystem a bill of rights. Except, that's not what's happening.

EcoWatch

Lionhead and Lionlop bunnies

We have two bunnies looking for their forever home! (Craigslist)

Craigslist

Texas Bill Would Make Protesting Pipelines a Felony on Par With Attempted Murder

A bill making its way through the Texas legislature would make protesting pipelines a third-degree felony, the same as attempted murder.

Countryside Network

Is regenerative agriculture the answer to the guilt-free burger?

In sustainability circles familiar with programs such as Meatless Monday and author Michael Pollan’s often quoted words — "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants"

Countryside Network

50 Must-Haves for TEOTWAWKI

A Survival Items List for When SHTF (S*it Hits The Fan)

Countryside Network

Learning New Skills and Rehabilitating Old Skills

In my previous post, I gave a definition of “Horticultural Therapy”...

Mother Earth News

Students Striking from School for a Safe Climate Future

Join Us

Schools Strike For Climate

Urban Chicken Keeping: Legalizing Backyard Chickens, Simple Boredom Busters, and More!

Tips for Urban Chicken Keepers

Countryside Network

Chicken Keeping Class - $35 (The Fleischer Family Farm)

Our farm is hosting another Backyard Chicken Keeping 101 class.

Craigslist

Soap Making Class - $35 (The Fleischer Family Farm)

Our farm is hosting a Homemade Soap Making 101 class.

Craigslist

Milkweed, Monarchs and Home Gardeners to the Rescue

On a Wing and a Prayer - Monarch Butterflies and Home Gardeners

Mother Earth News

Growing ‘Piment d'Espelette’ Peppers

On a recent episode of Fine Cooking filmed in the Paris apartment of Patricia Wells, Ms. Wells was whipping up a chimichurri sauce for the steaks.

Mother Earth News

Gardening Indoors to Beat Winter Doldrums

There are hundreds of memes out there on the internet about how ironic life can be sometimes. The one that springs to my mind, I made myself.

Mother Earth News

How to make tea from the organic herbs in your garden

I'm a coffee drinker but I also like tea, especially herbal tea.

Dallas News

Planning for Spring, Thinking About Sandy Soil

It's called "Kalkaska Sand."

Mother Earth News

Golf courses across U.S. step up to save monarch butterflies

Most people view golf courses as swaths of perfectly cropped and contoured grass, closer to artifice than raw nature.

MNN

How to use succulents as outdoor annuals

Maxed out on marigolds? Put out with petunias? Have zinnias lost their zing?

MNN

Professional Safer / Healthier Chicken Brooder , chicks & Organic Feed - $150 (Strasburg)

If you are ready to start raising chicks right, this starter kit with baby chicks, professional brooder system, and organic feed is the perfect start.

Craigslist

Assortment of Already Laying/ Close to Laying Hens - $25 (Strasburg)

Select from a variety of hens we have available for sale when you come out. They are either laying now or close to laying and lay a variety of different colored eggs.

Craigslist

Great Backyard Bird Count takes flight

Whether you're at home or hiking through the woods, this weekend offers a chance to enjoy nature while helping out bird populations.

MNN

USDA says filler once known as 'pink slime' can be labeled ground beef

Remember the "pink slime" controversy from earlier this decade?

MNN

What the New Green Deal Means for the Food on Your Plate

The long-awaited policy proposal from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ed Markey has finally surfaced—and it aims to turn U.S. agriculture into a positive force for climate change and social justice.

Civil Eats

This Common Preservative in Processed Food May Be Making You Tired

Researchers say a common food additive found in a majority of popular items at your grocery store can leave you feeling wiped out when eaten in large quantities.

HealthLine

Frugal Beekeeping with Used Beekeeping Supplies

How to Find and Clean Used Bee Equipment

Countryside Network

Welcome To CSBA

The Place To BEE In Colorado

Colorasdo BeeKeepers Assoc.

Natural Cedar Raised Garden Beds - $80 (East Denver - Craigslist ad)

It's never too early to get ready to garden again in Denver!

Craigslist

Colorado Vegetable Garden

Growing your own vegetables is an incredibly rewarding experience that also pays you back with fresh food!

Paleo Life

Dogs and Puppies

California’s Pet Stores To Only Sell Rescue Cats, Dogs And Rabbits

Huffington Post

Dogs and Puppies

The Cost Difference Between a Rescue Dog and Puppy Mill Dog

One Green Planet

Craigslist Ad

Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms - New Farm - $10 (Castle Rock, Colorado)

Craigslist

Public Health Announcement

They were covered by health insurance, but their newborn son wasn’t

Salon


Looking For A New Pet?

Please Consider adopting from the Dumb Friends League. There are many wonderful animals waiting to become your pet.

Click here to see all the pets available today! And THANK YOU!

Dumb Friends League

Please support this charity

In an effort to give back to our communities, we would like to suggest you consider giving to this charity or the charity of your choice.

FeedingAmerica.org


Hope Farms Project, Elizabeth, CO Hope Farms ProjectHope Farms Project


Email: lisa@hopefarmsproject.org
Phone: 720-217-2959
47695 Foxwood Drive, Elizabeth, CO 80107, USA

Nature-Based Experiential Learning, Safe, supportive, innovative approach to well being.

Public Notice

Title: We are a local tree care company with FREE wood chips/mulch available and FREE delivery. Delivery area includes: Denver, Littleton, Englewood, Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Aurora and Highlands Ranch. ...

Link: Phone: 720.299.1409 Bear Creek Tree Service

A Very Special Seed School!

Seed School is a groundbreaking educational course that is helping shape the local seed and food movements far and wide.

April 2 – April 7, 2017

Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado

Community Updates

Advertise your meetings, groups, seminars, community plant and seed sales, etc.. If your club, group, association has an upcoming event and it relates to DenverLocalGarden.com, send us the details on the comments page 14 days before the event and we will post it for no charge.

Use the Contact page and let us know about it and we will place it in our Current Events section which is currently being developed.

News Article

Title: Denver Local Agriculture - Resources for the agricultural, livestock and rural communities of the Front Range of Colorado

Link: Denver Business Journal

The Denver-based real estate trust (NYSE: FPI) said it's buying 8,638 acres of crop farms in Illinois for $55.3 million.

New Chicks Are In!Baby chick at Wardle Feed & Pet Supply

Wardle Feed & Pet Supply, Denver, CO is getting new baby chicks on February 17th. See their website for details.

They will have a number of different breeds on sale now thru Labor Day.

Tell them DenverLocalAg sent you! And thanks for that.