Front Range Organic Gardeners
Club meetings are held 7pm on 4thTuesday monthly
September through April
NEW MEETING LOCATION!
Platt Park Church
1601 S. Clarkson, Denver, CO 80210
Off-street parking is available behind the church, and also street parking nearby.
Please enter the main church building at the rear entrance. The meeting will be held in the lower level.
Tuesday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
Habitat Hero: Wildscaping 101
Guest Speaker: Jamie Weiss
Jamie Weiss, Audubon Rockies’ Habitat Hero Coordinator will demonstrate the importance of restoring our communities, one garden patch at a time. From a birds-eye view, learn why and how to create wildlife-friendly gardens that help combat the loss of open spaces and create green corridors that link your wildscape to larger natural areas by providing habitat for wildlife.
BIO: Jamie Weiss is the Habitat Hero Coordinator for Audubon Rockies, a regional office of The National Audubon Society, an organization that has championed the protection of birds and their habitat for over a century. She combines her science and educational background to manage the Habitat Hero program, which focuses on engaging community members and businesses in actively restoring natural habitat for birds, butterflies, pollinators and other wildlife large and small.
Along with earning a B.S. in Marine Biology and Chemistry from University of North Carolina at Wilmington, she is also a Certified Interpretive Guide as appointed by the National Association of Interpretation. Jamie previously worked with Colorado Parks & Wildlife at Boyd Lake State Park and the Georgia Aquarium as an Educational Interpreter, providing families and individuals of all ages an awareness of conservation.
When not working, she can be found tending to her own garden or leading an active lifestyle. She enjoys hiking, especially "14ers", backpacking, snowboarding, horseback riding, as well as long-distance running; all in company with her deaf Border Collie, Fievel.
Tuesday, November 28, 7:00 p.m.
Drier Plants for a New Landscape Era
Guest Speaker: Kelly Grummons
Kelly Grummons will discuss his work looking for new, more drought tolerant plants for the Great Plains landscape. Over the last 30 years, Kelly has devoted his life to discovering, breeding and introducing many new plants to the market. Kelly developed Dog Tuff™ grass, WINDWALKER™ Big Bluestem grass, Penstemon 'Timberline Garnet' and Penstemon 'Coral Baby' as well as Salvia Royal Ruby, WALK IN BEAUTY™ Hybrid Prickly Pear Cacti, and many other varieties.
BIO: Kelly was the chief horticulturist and co-owner of Timberline Gardens in Arvada, CO which has recently closed after 17 years as a rare plant business. Kelly grew up on the family ranch in the southern Black Hills on the WY/SD border where he developed a passion for horticulture and nature.
Kelly studied Botany at the University of Wyoming. He has degrees in Horticulture and Landscape Horticulture at Colorado State University. Kelly wrote for the Denver Post for many years and now writes a column in the Colorado Gardener magazine.
Kelly owns the mailorder website THE CACTUS MAN (coldhardycactus.com) where he sells over 150 varieties of winter hardy cacti and other succulents to customers all over the United States.
Kelly is working with Paulino Gardens where he manages the Perennial department and provides customer assistance