Nature Center Events and Programs for January 2019

El Paso County’s Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center announce the events and activities for January 2019 which includes: a bird count, night photography, hikes, volunteer orientations and a celebration of the new exhibits at Bear Creek Nature Center.   Fountain Creek Nature Center 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, CO 80817 719-520-6745,…

Overview of the Producer Rule Workshop

Colorado State University Extension presents Overview of the Produce Rule Workshop. Who should attend the workshop? All fruit and vegetable growers and anyone interested in learning about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). You will learn how and when your farm must be complaint according to FDA…

Online Land Stewardship Program – Now Live

Colorado State University Extension – Online Land Stewardship Program is now live! Those who own, live on, and manage small-acreage properties are responsible for a variety of natural resources, including soil, water. air, plants and animals. It is important to manage these resources sustainably to ensure the land remains healthy, productive, ecologically diverse and preserved…

Soil and Compost: Foundation of a Successful Garden

Colorado State University Extension offers Soil and Compost: Foundation of a Successful Garden. Learn how to effectively manage and amend soils in Colorado to successfully grow plants. Drainage, compaction, water infiltration and water retention are all soil properties that can be improved with proper management. Adding quality compost is a key to enhancing positive soil…