Conservation Committee Kick-off

Hello Conservation Committee members! We look forward to the next two years of robust conversations and activities focusing on conservation issues affecting our community, our nation and our planet. There are no shortages of topics and resources available to us for sharing ideas and solutions. We look forward to you joining us in the conversation. Our first meeting will be at Suellen’s home on Tuesday, September 20 at 10 a.m. We hope all members attend and contribute ideas for speakers, field trips or activities. An invitation
will be sent soon.

Colorado On The Road

Colorado on the Road, a joint gathering of members of the Garden Club of Denver and the Broadmoor Garden Club, met on July 12 for a day-long conservation tour of South Park hosted by Colorado Open Lands (COL) and Twelve Mile Ranch. We learned about the ecology of South Park and the efforts of COL to conserve this area.  South Park is a 1,000-square-mile high altitude grassland basin with an average elevation of 9,000 feet, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks.  It’s located in the center of the state and has many unique features, including incredible scenic views, abundant wildlife, rare alkaline fens, and globally rare plant species.  Population is sparse and most of the land is used for agriculture; both outdoor recreation and tourism are also important.

Home Composting

After watching a segment on Denver Composting on the PBS News hour, I have been…