All City of Boulder administrative facilities, public libraries and Age Well Centers will be closed Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday. Some facilities and services will be open.
Boulder Public Library offers a handful of events designed to jump-start your garden and learn further details regarding the above tips.
Creating Habitat Gardens and Food Forests
Thursday, April 27, 2023, from 6-7 p.m. - George Reynolds Meeting Room, George Reynolds Branch Library
In this class, Gayle and one of the designers with Water It With Love will discuss various habitat gardens based on the local eco-system, including top plant choices that are most beneficial to those habitats. Another popular approach is to create a food forest with polyculture gardens, so we will briefly discuss the layers of the forest garden and unique food options that grow extremely well in our environment. Class attendees can co-create a design mock-up for their very own habitat garden or food forest!
Intro to Permaculture: Gardening in Small Spaces
Monday, May 1, 2023, from 5-6 p.m. - Edible Learning Garden, Main Library
Sometimes, we don’t have a yard to grow food, and that is okay! In this class in the we will share ecological garden ideas for small spaces. Examples include container gardens, vertical growing options, and indoor plants. We’ll cover low-water tips and a few ways to process the harvest with the most basic diy kitchen supplies. 1 hour class. Ages 18+
Wednesday, May 10, 2023, from 4-5 p.m.
Join the BeeChicas and CU entomologist, Virginia Scott, to meet the spring native bees in the native plant garden! Learn to observe and identify different species of native bees, honey bees, wasps, and flies. You may get a chance to hold and pet a drone bee. Plan to be outside for an hour! Adult helper required for children under 12. Please register each person attending the event.
Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 1-3 p.m. - Meadows Branch Meeting Room, Meadows Branch Library
Overwhelmed with extra tomato seedlings? Need a home for your bonus zinnias? Native plants bursting out of their seed beds? Bring all your extra seedlings and small plants to swap and share with the community! All ages welcome. Feel free to stop by even if you don’t have any plants to share, there are sure to be extras! Note: all plants must be labeled with type and variety. No noxious weeds can be exhanged at the swap.