Gardening class begins in January |

Gardening class begins in January

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado ” A program meant to teach people how to deal with the difficulties of gardening in the Rocky Mountains is being offered January through April by the Colorado State University’s extension office in Eagle.

“The growing season is short, temperatures fluctuate, restrictions on outside watering may become more prevalent, soils are of poor quality and wildlife pose problems,” says Laurel Potts, the county horticulture agent for Colorado State University.

Along with a standard training program, volunteers can enroll to become Colorado master gardeners and contribute 50 hours of volunteer work to extension office.

All students receive 66 hours of training on plant health care, soils and fertilizers, efficient water use, weed management and growing vegetables, among other topics.

The course takes place on Tuesdays from Jan. 29 to April 8 at the Eagle County building at 500 Broadway in Eagle. The volunteer program is $165 and non-volunteer rate is $465. Fees include reference materials.

To get an application, call 328-8630 or by visit

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