Calendar of Events and Meetings for 2023:
January - 35-year landscape designer Camelot Design will speak on The Ultimate Guide to Sprucing Up your Landscape (best practices for existing landscape maintenance)
February - Wine and Cheese tasting with cheeses made from member Jim Bennett's goats. This will be held in a member's home and all wine and food tastings will be provided. We ask for a $3 donation at the door, and you can order your favorite cheeses from Jim at the event!
March - past-president Dennis Volz will demonstrate best practices for seed starting - including tips and tricks for growing good healthy roots before planting into your garden in spring
April - Tour of member Kathy G.'s landscape and her new geothermal greenhouse
May - Tour of Green Thumb Garden Consulting greenhouse and gardens. There will be plants for sale (tomatoes, flowers, herbs, and more), and alpacas to meet.
June - Tour of Master Gardener run Hidden Mesa (just past Cobblestone on Hwy. 83). Hidden Mesa grows food for Parker Task Force, maintains the mini-botanic garden at the historic cabin onsite, and grows trees, shrubs, and plants for Douglas County needs. The gardens will be in full swing this month and there will be master gardeners on site for Q&A.
July - Tour of BFGC President's gardens and goat-cheese-making facility. There will be baby goats!
August - Tour of member Kathy Sullivan's extensive native landscape and vegetable gardens (including flower cutting garden).
September - back to Hidden Mesa to see how the gardens have grown. Prepare to be impressed! They grew almost 2800 pounds of fresh produce for the Parker food bank in 2022.
October - Camelot Design to speak on Elements in the Landscape that create the most value
November - no meeting - Happy Thanksgiving!
December - holiday party with thoughtfully curated gift baskets on raffle
Other events and tours are being worked on and will be posted as soon as confirmed. We're putting together a visit to Dutch Heritage Gardens (commercial greenhouse grower southeast of Parker), a speaker who specializes in trees and their issues in our area, private tours of local garden nurseries, and more.