You know that CALF (Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation) is all about connecting kids to their agricultural roots. Now the organization is partnering with CSU Extension and Douglas County Master Gardeners for a series of gardening classes through the spring, summer and fall. Instructors promise to dig deep into topics from soil prep to container gardening.
Classes cost a modest $5 each (unless otherwise noted as free). Registration is required and you can sign up online. Here’s this year’s schedule:
Thursday, April 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Pruning: a hands on workshop. Learn tree and shrub pruning with Eric Hammond, Adams County Horticultural Agent.
Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. — Tomatoes 101 (FREE) with Susan Kentronti, Former Colorado Master Gardener.
Saturday, May 19, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Vegetable Gardening, Vertical Style (FREE). Learn how to grow vegetables using limited space with Bill Swanson, a Colorado Master Gardener.
Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Soil Preparation with Jackie Driscollin, a Colorado Master Gardener.
Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Container Gardening with Ruth Berenbein, a Colorado Master Gardener.
Saturday, August 18, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Perennials in Colorado with Beth Scott, a Colorado Master Gardener.
Saturday, September 8, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Food Preservation with Sylvia Worchester, a Certified Food Preservationist.
All classes are held in CALF’s Ag Barn, 2330 S. Interstate 25, Castle Rock.