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Classes at Chatfield

 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations more than one week prior to a class are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than one weeks notice are non-refundable; please consider your payment a donation to the Gardens.

 

Building and Growing in High Tunnels

 

This class will take place at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, located at C-470 and Wadsworth.

 

This hands-on class will teach you how to design, build, and grow vegetables in high tunnels. Also called hoop houses, high tunnels are unheated greenhouses that extend the growing season. High tunnels also provide great protection for your plants from the elements, like wind and hail. They can come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and structures, and adaptations will be presented for the backyard gardener to the small scale commercial grower.

 

$46, $42 members

Instructor: Dan Goldhamer & Phil Cordelli

 

About Dan:

Dan has been involved in organic farming and gardening for over ten years, with a undergraduate degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Master's degree in Soil and Crop Science.

 

About Phil:

Phil Cordelli is the head grower at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield's Community Supported Agriculture farm.

 

Gardening with Native Plants

 

This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, located at C-470 and Wadsworth.

 

Learn how to use native plants in home landscapes in this unique, three-session class. A combination of indoor presentations and outdoor learning in the native plant garden at Chatfield is featured. Get ideas for summer-long color and texture and watch as the palette of plants change over the months from Penstemons to grasses and Asters.

 

$98, $88 members for three sessions on June 17, July 15, and August 19.

 

Instructors: Irene Shonle & Larry Vickerman

 

About our instructors:

Irene Shonle is the Colorado State University Extension Director for Gilpin County. She has been teaching about native plants and mountain gardening for over 13 years, written fact sheets and other curricula on native plants. She is the current Vice President of the Colorado Native Plant Society.

Larry Vickerman is the Director of Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield and a recognized expert in native plants.

 

 

 

Mini Camp at Chatfield: Wild for Winter

Discover how the animals at Chatfield survive the winter, walk nature trails and care for horses, goats, chickens and ducks. Search for animal tracks, make a sandcast and delicious cookies.

Mini Camp at Chatfield: Winter Wonders on the Farm

Discover what happens on a farm in the winter. Care for animals, prepare soil for spring planting, create a colorful ice sculpture, make a delicious treat and create a worm bin to take home.

Spring Break Camp at Chatfield: Signs of Spring

Grow your mind, plant a new friend and explore life on the farm with our week-long day camp. Each camp contains a variety of activities that allow you to discover the world of plants and animals through art, science, cooking, gardening and caring for farm animals.

Discover how you can read the signs of spring in nature. Find out what farmers must do to prepare the ground for the next growing season as you care for farm animals and work in the gardens and fields. Homemade snacks and take-home projects will enrich the days.

This camp is designed for ages 6-12.

No After-Care is available.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that contains a set of forms. For the safety and security of our campers, we ask that you return these forms to us no later than Monday March 9, 2015.

 

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