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The Denver Post Home and Garden Calendar, 2/28/2015

EVENTS

Edible Landscaping with Colorado Native Plants

March 4: Brian Elliott, author of “Handbook of Edible and Poisonous Plants of Western North America,” presents this talk about the benefits of edible landscaping, 7 p.m. The free talk is sponsored by Front Range Wild Ones. Englewood Public Library, 1000 Englewood Parkway, Englewood, frontrangewildones.org

Feed Denver: Urban Farms Markets

March 3: Screening of the documentary “Soil Food Film Fest: The Greenhorns,” 6 p.m. The film “explores the lives of America’s young farming community.” Free, donations accepted. Highland Event Center, 2945 Julian St., 303-513-7548, feeddenver.com

Interfaith Quilters of Longmont

March 6-7: Presents its 29th annual Quilt Show and Sale with a preview 5-8 p.m. March 6 (no sales) followed by the sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 7. Admission is $5 on March 6 (also good on March 7) and $1 on March 7. Proceeds benefit O.U.R. (Outreach United Resource) Center and the Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley. Pie and coffee will be available. First Lutheran Church, 803 Third Ave., Longmont, interfaithquilters .com

National Wildlife Federations’s Butterfly Heroes Campaign

Begins March 4: All ages are invited to join the effort to save the monarch butterfly (the population is down 90 percent) by submitting a photo of yourself making the international sign-language sign of the butterfly to the website. Participants will be mailed a free kit (while supplies last) to plant milkweed, which provides monarchs with a place to lay their eggs. More details on the website. nwf.org/butterflyheroes

The Park People’s Denver Digs Trees

Extended deadline March 6: The 25th annual program to “enhance Denver’s urban tree canopy” offers free and reduced-price trees to qualifying neighborhoods. 303- 722-6262, theparkpeople.org

Classes workshops

Bear Creek Nature Center

Feb. 28: “Sustainability Series: Keeping Backyard Chickens,” 10-11 a.m. $4, $3 members. Reservations required. 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, 719-520-6387, elpasocountynaturecenters.com

Denver Botanic Gardens

Feb. 28: “Gorgeous Grasses,” 10 a.m.-noon, $30, $25 members; “Orchids 101,” 1-3 p.m. $47, $39 members; March 1: “Mountain Tomatoes,” 1-3:30 p.m. $42, $28 members; March 2-25: “Botany for Gardeners,” eight-class series 6-8 p.m. on select dates, $255, $213 members; March 3, 10 and 17: “Beginning Rocky Mountain Gardening,” 6-8:30 p.m. $90, $80 members; March 7: “New Gardener Boot Camp,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $80, $60 members; “Water-Wise Landscape Planning for Non-Designers,” 9 a.m.-noon, $50, $46 members; March 12: “Keys to Home Vegetable Gardening,” 6-8 p.m. $33, $28 members. Reservations required. 1007 York St., 720-865-3580, botanicgardens.org

Denver Urban Homesteading

Feb. 28: “Permaculture Introduction,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $70; March 7: “Basic Beekeeping,” 10 a.m.-noon, $40; “Goat-keeping in Your Backyard,” 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $40; “Chickenkeeping Urban Homesteading,” 1-3:30 p.m. $35. Reservations required. Most classes are held at Denver Urban Homesteading; off-site locations provided after registration. 200 Santa Fe Drive, 303-825-0231, denverurbanhomesteading.com

Echter’s Garden Center

March 7, 14, 21 and 28: Meet the Experts — Learn from Visiting Pros in March, 10-11 a.m.; March 7: “Growing Blue Ribbon Vegetables” with Jodi Torpey, 1-2 p.m.; “Summer Bulbs for Your Garden,” 3-4 p.m. Free. 5150 Garrison St., Arvada, 303-424-7979, echters.com

Hudson Gardens

March 7: The Denver Rose Society presents “Roses 101,” 10 a.m.- n0on. $24, $21 members. Reservations required. 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, 303-797-8565 ext. 306, shop.hudsongardens.org

Paulino Gardens

Feb. 28: “Fairy Garden Class,” 11 a.m. $35, includes basic materials to make a garden; March 7: “Bonsai for Beginners,” 10:30 a.m. $25, includes a plant. Reservations required. Paulino Gardens, 6300 N. Broadway, 303-429-8062, paulinogardens.com

Tagawa Gardens Feb. 28: “Details on Landscape Design,” 11 a.m.-noon; “Vegetable Garden 101: How to Build a Raised Bed,” 1-2 p.m.; “Companion Planting: Why Do Tomatoes Love Marigolds?” 3-4 p.m.; March 1: “All-Natural Skin Care,” 1-3 p.m. $30, reservations required; March 7: “Planning Your Vegetable Garden,” 10-11 a.m.; March 8: “Terrariums,” 1-2 p.m., this is a lecture, not a workshop class. 7711 S. Parker Road, Centennial, 303-690-4722, tagawagardens.com

Wilmore Outdoor Living Center

Feb. 28: “How to Create Your Own Cold Frame For Growing Cool Season Vegetables All Winter,” 10:30 a.m. Classes are free. 711 E. County Line Road, Littleton, 303-795-5339, wilmorenurseries.com

Exhibits

Denver Botanic Gardens

Through May 3: “Edge of the Plains: Paintings by Sharon Feder” in the Gates Garden Court Gallery. Exhibits included with admission. 1007 York St., 720-865-3500, botanicgardens.org

Loveland Museum/Gallery

Through March 15: “Xylem: Innovation in Botanic Art,” works by 14 artists. Programs and guided tours available. 503 N. Lincoln Ave.,
Loveland, 970-962-2410,
lovelandmuseumgallery.org

Save the date

Community Forester training

March 21, registration deadline: March 19: The Park People and Denver Parks and Recreation will again offer a series of workshops for those interested in becoming leaders in urban forestry in Denver. Courses include planting, tree biology, pruning, identification and more. Classes begin March 21. Call or visit the website for details. 303-722-6262, theparkpeople.org

Western Landscape Symposium

March 14: Features keynote speaker Karla Dakin who will present “Design with Plants in Mind” as part of the all-day program beginning at 9 a.m. Additional topics include apples, stone fruits, changing insect landscape, cacti for southern Colorado and crevice gardens. Tickets are $18 in advance, $30 for two, available at the CSU Extension-Pueblo County office, 701 Court St. in Pueblo. Tickets will not be available at the door. Fortino Ballroom at Pueblo Community College, 900 W. Orman Ave., Pueblo, 719-583-6566, westernlandscape.org

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