Date(s) - 04/15/2018
12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for a 4-hour educational class on how you can grow food in the mountains by high country gardening experts, Cord and Penn Parmenter from Westcliff, Colorado.
The gardening class will be held on Sunday, April 15 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm with a 15 minute break at Watershed in The Garage, 410 East Main Street Buena Vista, Colorado 81211.
Tickets are $55 per person for an intensive high country gardening educational class with handouts. REGISTER HERE:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/growing-food-for-the-high-mountains-tickets-44185189090?aff=es2
We recommend bringing a notebook to take further notes. Plus, feel free to bring drinks, lunch or snacks to nosh on. Coffee, tea and water are provided.
Following the workshop, The Parmenters will stick around to answer questions and will have seeds, starts and greenhouse plans for sale.
Learn more about the 4-hour gardening class:
The Parmenters are determined to say yes to mountain gardeners instead of no. Wind, hail, deer, bears, extreme temperatures, they’ve heard it all. The Parmenters have been growing organic food at 8,120 ft. since 1992 and their techniques and experiences apply to all Colorado’s elevations and hardships. The mountains have a long history of providing a large amount of food for the state.
This class will cover many great foods that thrive in the mountain’s cool weather, wind proof season extenders, hail covers, raised bed preparation, compost options against bears, crop rotation, companion planting, succession planting, vegetables for the shade, mulching, seed saving and more. Altitude doesn’t matter; this class is designed to help all gardeners overcome the wild, wild, west.
The Parmenters will also touch on their success with their totally sustainable water-storage solar greenhouses and vegetable seed starting using recycled materials.
Can’t you just taste those fresh, mountain grown succulent greens, beans, squash, Pac choi, and yes, even tomatoes, sweet corn and pumpkins! Come join us for a day of learning and inspiration. You can do it!