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Fall Gardening Symposium

Saturday, August 29, 2015

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Door prizes and lunch!!!

A full day of gardening education provided by Colorado Master Gardeners. Learn which perennials work well here, how to properly plant a tree so that it thrives, how to make good compost and what your veggie garden needs before the first snowfall.

  • Perennials - Right Plant, Right Place
  • Properly Planting Trees
  • Composting
  • Vegetable Gardening: Planting, Planning & Prepping for Next Year


CSU Extension office,

17 N. Spruce Street, Room 226

Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Date & Time:

August 29, 2015, 9am-4pm

9:00-9:15 am Check-in, Coffee and Welcome

Each of the first three classes will be about an hour long; the veggie class will last about two hours. We are planning 30 minutes for lunch.


$50 (includes lunch of sandwich, chips and soft drink)


Preregistration is required. Registration closes August 26.

Register online at: http://CSUextension.Eventbrite.com

Call 719-520-7688 or 719-520-7690 for more info.

Colorado Master Gardener Help Desk

17 N. Spruce (just west of I-25 and Bijou).

Help Desk phone: 719-520-7684

Help Desk email: CSUmg2@elpasoco.com

Growing season hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. -- noon.

During the fall and winter months, the Master Gardener Help Desk operates on an as-needed basis and it may take up to 10 business days to answer your question. For a faster response, visit https://ask.extension.org/ask to send a question to the national Ask an Expert network.

If you’re bringing in a grass sample, we need a shoebox size of half-dead, half-alive turf.

If you’re bringing in a tree branch or shrub, we need an 18” piece of half-dead and half-alive.

The Extension Office is open from 8:00am to 5:00 pm, but closed from noon - 1:00 for lunch.