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.
MARCH 2018 MEETING:
Tuesday, March 27, 7:00 p.m.
Heirloom Kitchen Gardening
Guest Speaker: Jodi Torpey
When plains settlers planted their kitchen gardens, they used the seeds they carried with them across the miles. Thanks to their diligent seed saving, and their desire to pass them along, today’s gardeners can still plant old vegetable favorites that have history in every bite.
This talk turns back time to help gardeners gain a new appreciation for the flavors, colors, textures and imperfections that make heirloom vegetables worth growing. Discover new heirlooms to plant, how to manage the kitchen garden, and tips for saving seeds to share with others.
BIO: Jodi Torpey is an award-winning vegetable gardener, author of Blue Ribbon Vegetable Gardening and The Colorado Gardener’s Companion, and the founder and editor-in-chief of WesternGardeners.com. Her writing appears in national digital and print media, and she’s a popular speaker at gardening conferences and special events around the country. Since 2010 she’s organized Denver’s annual Plant a Row for the Hungry growing-and-giving campaign.
APRIL 2018 MEETING:
Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m.
The Science of Seeds
Guest Speaker: Janice Kieft
Understanding the science of seeds can help you to become a better gardener. This talk will explain the basics of seed structure and biology and how this affects seed germination, plant growth, and seed quality. Discover how the science of seeds affects seed breeding from heirlooms to new technologies. And learn practical tips based on seed science to help you succeed when growing plants from seeds, as well as how to collect and save seeds.
BIO: As a horticulturist and seed buyer, Janis Kieft has been involved in the seed industry for more than 20 years, working at Botanical Interests, Renee’s Garden, and NK Lawn & Garden seed companies. An avid gardener, she has grown a variety of plants from seed and gardened in many different climates. Janis is currently the Organic Program Manager for the Colorado Department of Agriculture.