River-Friendly Fall Landscaping Workshop

Please join Eagle River Watershed Council and Colorado State University Extension for a free sustainable fall landscaping workshop to learn how to properly maintain your landscape this fall. This workshop will be focused on best maintenance practices to ensure you have a healthy garden this winter and a beautiful garden next spring. The workshop will address:

  •         how your landscape affects our rivers and streams
  •         water efficient irrigation and gardening
  •         compost and its role in healthy gardens
  •         alternatives to turf and how to transition to them
  •         integrated pest management strategies to avoid undesirable bugs and pathogens
  •         fire resistant landscaping
  •         and more.

        Featured speakers for the event include Shawn Bruckman of Vail Honeywagon and Ground Up, Nick Courtens from Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Mark Chenoweth from Grand Junction Pipe, Joe Gilles from the Town of Avon, Eric Lovgren of Eagle County’s Wildfire Mitigation Program, Lizzie Schoder of Eagle River Watershed Council, and Jeff Pieper from CSU Extension.

        This workshop is geared towards homeowners and landscapers who are looking to learn more about river-friendly practices that maintain a healthy and beautiful landscape with year-round appeal. The workshop will be held Friday, September 8th from 9 am to 1 pm at the Brush Creek Pavilion Studio in Eagle. The workshop is free to all attendees and lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so please RSVP with the Watershed Council at 970-827-5406.

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