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The Garfield County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.
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Garfield County’s
FIRST ANNUAL POLLINATOR PALOOZA!

National Pollinator Week is June 18th-24th/2018!

In celebration of our favorite fuzzy insect friends, Garfield County CSU Extension Staff are putting together multiple Pollinator-Related Activities during the week:

June 19th
Pollinator Gardening for Junior Master Gardeners!
(Must be registered for the Junior Master Gardener Series through EventBrite in order to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4-h-summer-camps-with-stem-americorps-instructors-tickets-45783521746?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing)
JMG will be offered in three different sessions, meeting one day per week for 5 weeks, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in the North Hall. Cost is $15.
TUESDAYS 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM (Taught with the assistance of a Spanish translator. Ayuda de un traductor de espanol.)
WEDNESDAYS 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

June 22nd
Building Mason Bee Houses for Pollinators!

(Part of the Learn, Grow, Eat, Go! (LGEG) program)
Where: Rifle Branch Library from 11:00 a.m. – noon. Cost is free. Pre-register or Drop-in. BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, and take home your very own bee hotel and wildflower seeds!
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ABOUT GARFIELD COUNTY:

Garfield County is located in western Colorado and consists of Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Silt, Rifle, Battlement Mesa and Parachute. Garfield County has been experiencing steady population and economic growth. The oil and gas industry has been prominent in Garfield County. Other major economic contributors are tourism and agriculture. The agriculture industry has seen an increased interest in small acreage and local food production. The communities in Garfield County have diverse economies, shopping opportunities and housing choices. The population is approximately 28 percent Hispanic. Garfield County is primarily rural, with 60% public land.

The purpose of the agriculture agent is to provide leader ship, organization, implementation and direction in the development of educational programs in agriculture, horticulture, small acreage management and natural resources in Garfield County.

The agriculture agent and Colorado Master Gardeners offer assistance with questions about plants, pests, landscape management, vegetable production, land stewardship and more.

Click here if you are interested in the Colorado Master Gardener program.

 

If you have any gardening or horticulture questions please contact the agriculture agent at 970-625-3969