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The First Week of Summer Means Lots of Firsts

The First Week of Summer Means Lots of Firsts

No matter what the calendar says, it’s the first week of summer. The temps are in the 90s, the garden is being planted and summer staff are shadowing their ITP staff counterparts. Friday 25 teenagers (summer students) begin arriving and on Monday the elementary Confidence Camp kids start too. So here’s another first or two.… Continue Reading The First Week of Summer Means Lots of Firsts

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Another Sign of Spring: Master Gardeners & the Legacy Garden #ShareLittleton

Tyler holds up a weed with a root over a foot long that he dug down deep to get out

It’s yet another sign of spring when the Arapahoe County Master Gardeners first arrive to work with our students in the Legacy Garden. Of course, everything starts with getting the soil ready for planting and, after our spring rains, that means pulling out the eager weeds already leaping up. Tyler, Annette, Abdi, Tucker and Brad… Continue Reading Another Sign of Spring: Master Gardeners & the Legacy Garden #ShareLittleton

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2017 Garden Farewell

Tyler leads the way as he and Master Gardener Volunteer Barb P. carry a tarp loaded with stems and leaves pulled up from the garden

Master Gardeners and students joined forces one last time in mid-October to put our Legacy Garden to rest for the 2017 growing season. There were still a few things to harvest, mostly walking onions and mint, but the rest was clean-up. Still, it was a bright fall day and great to be outside and enjoy… Continue Reading 2017 Garden Farewell

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Summer Youth Explore the Garden

Summer Youth Explore the Garden

Today we start up again after our annual trip to the National Fedeeration of the Blind Convention in Orlando, but the CCB summer students got back in the swing of things yesterday. Since it was our appointed gardening day with the Master Gardeners, summer students and staff got the privilege of bringing in the first… Continue Reading Summer Youth Explore the Garden

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Zukes, Cukes, Pumpkins & Peas: 1st Garden Planting!

Zukes, Cukes, Pumpkins & Peas: 1st Garden Planting!

It’s still too chilly for tender basil and eggplant and jalepeños, not to mention tomatoes and tomatillosand thyme, but it was a great morning to plant seeds in our Legacy Garden with Arapahoe County’s Master Gardeners! So that’s what happened – Jen and Carina’s 1st hour Braille classes went out first, followed by Tech classes… Continue Reading Zukes, Cukes, Pumpkins & Peas: 1st Garden Planting!

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Getting the Garden Ready for 2017

Zach on one knnee cutting the final branch - the finished pile is behind him

Yes, it’s time to start getting the garden ready for the 2017 growing season! Tuesday morning some of our Colorado Master Gardeners from the Arapahoe County’Extension Office came by to start getting our Legacy Garden area ready for planting next month, clearing out and cutting down all manner of last year’s growth. Zach, our student… Continue Reading Getting the Garden Ready for 2017

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How does our garden grow? Awesome!

How does our garden grow? Awesome!

Every Tuesday morning a different group of Center students heads out back to our Legacy Garden to meet the Colorado Master Gardeners from Arapahoe County, and to see just what’s happening out there. Students work with the Master Gardeners to plant, cultivate and harvest the bounty. In these hot, hot days of August the lilies… Continue Reading How does our garden grow? Awesome!

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Our Legacy Garden: Planting Day 2015

Our Legacy Garden:  Planting Day 2015

Summer Tuesdays are gardening days at the Center, but with all the rain (and even a couple of late snows) it came down to June 2 as the drop-dead date for planting this year. It was just too wet till that late Tuesday to consider digging and planting. For many years now we’ve had the… Continue Reading Our Legacy Garden: Planting Day 2015

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