FROG is a cordial group of veteran and novice Organic Gardeners who enjoy sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm.
Front Range Organic Gardeners
Club meetings are held 7pm on 4thTuesday monthly
September through April

Corona Presbyterian Church
1205 8th Ave., Denver, CO

(northeast corner of 8th and Downing)
access from the front door

Our next presentation is:
Denver Botanic Gardens
Tuesday, April 23, 7 p.m.

Presentation description:
Phenology is the study of phenomena like flowers blooming in the spring or leaf color changes in the fall.  Scientists are interested in the timing of such biological events and their relationship to climate. In ecological research, understanding phenology is critical to timing seasonal work like plant population monitoring and seed collection, while agricultural scientists and farmers use it to plan everything from planting to pest management to crop harvest.

Since the 1950s, dedicated volunteers across the country have tracked the phenology of lilacs. Partnering with the USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN), the Denver Botanic Gardens monitors the phenology of many of the plants in the lilac garden. We also partner with Project BudBurst (PBB) to monitor 10 other easily recognizable species throughout the Gardens. These organizations support citizen science projects conducted by a network of people across the United States who monitor plants and report their data throughout the year. Partnering with US-NPN, we developed a Phenology Trail which currently includes three sites in Colorado.

About the speaker:
Our speaker, Kirsten Bell will go over the basics of phenology and its role at the Gardens.  She will also discuss how it relates to climate change, and how gardeners can become involved.  Kirsten Bell is the Teacher Development Specialist with School Programs at Denver Botanic Gardens.  She has taught science and environmental education to children and adults for over 15 years, as well as gardened on the Front Range for over 30 years.

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An organic garden club since 1987 in mile-high Denver, Colorado.
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