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CSU Master Gardener program returning to southeast Colorado

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It has been quite a while since Colorado State University Extension has offered the Master Gardener program in the southeast area. With renewed interest in the program, applications are being accepted for Master Gardner classes which will be conducted in 2019. The host location will be determined by where the majority of the applications are centered. Southeast area extension offices are located in Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers counties.

Class Offered for Growing, Using and Preserving Herbs

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Build and plant your own windowsill herb garden in this fun, hands-on class offered by CSU Extension-Pueblo County.  Growing, Using and Preserving Herbs will be presented June 27, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Participants will learn to grow and care for herbs; flavor and food combinations; and how to dry and store herbs. 

The class fee is $20, which includes planter. Registration is required by June 22.

Colorado Master Gardener Plant Sale Set

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The Colorado Master Gardener / Supporters of Horticulture Education annual plant sale has been set for May 12 at the Colorado State Fairgrounds Fine Arts Building.

The sale will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with vendors offering native plants, water-wise plants, vegetables, annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and other plants.

Purchases can be made with cash or checks only.

The Colorado State Fairgrounds is located at 1001 Beulah Avenue in Pueblo.

Spring is in the Air – Time to get Your Back Yard Ready

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Spring is almost here, and you are ready to get outside and make your yard both beautiful and functional. Maybe you're aiming to have the best yard on the block, want to install an outdoor family room, or want to expand your space for entertaining. Perhaps your kids or pets could use a better space for play. Regardless of need, now is the time to get "backyard ready" for spring. What tools do you need?

6 Tips to Prepare Landscape Trees for Winter

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Landscape trees in urban and community settings throughout Colorado are going dormant now, and they require care before and during the winter to remain in top health. Homeowners can take measures this fall and through the spring to help their trees through the oncoming harsh conditions, says Keith Wood, community forestry program manager for the Colorado State Forest Service.