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Bryant Terry - "Redefining Soul Food"

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Bryant Terry - "Redefining Soul Food"

how a love of food and the role it has played in his culture inspired this eco-chef to reposition soul food as healthy fare and good for one’s own soul.  Part of Terry’s impetus to reposition soul food to a healthier cuisine is his concern with food justice.  With the plethora of current media attention to the need for our society to develop a healthier, more sustainable food system, it is...

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Schools Out! Is your child coming to Garden Camp?

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Schools Out! Is your child coming to Garden Camp?

Throughout the last week or so, shouts of joy have come from thousands of children across the city as they celebrate the end of school.  Now that summer is starting to sink in, some parents may begin to wonder “what am I going to do with them all summer!” Denver Botanic Gardens has your answer – our week long Garden Camps offer a fun and educational way for...

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The Payoff for Gardeners

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I'm eating lunch right now.  (That's part of the reason there is no picture: you don't need to see me chewing.)  And this sandwich is my payoff for being attentive to my gardening.  It might seem to be just a leftover from dinner last night, but I know it includes the first harvest of homegrown spinach for the year.  Its fun to grow plants for their beauty, or the composition...

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David Salman visits Denver Botanic Gardens to celebrate Rocky Mountain Gardens

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David Salman visits Denver Botanic Gardens to celebrate Rocky Mountain Gardens

David Salman has plenty to keep him busy.  There are plants to tend, businesses to run, articles and blogs to write (and if you read his blog, there's a rescued puppy named Jarrah who's always ready to play), and certainly an appreciative audience anywhere there are gardeners in the west.  We are so fortunate to have him join us in Denver for "Inspired by Mountains and Plains: Redefining the Well-Adapted Regional Garden" Friday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m.

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Gardening Season Arrives for Rocky Mountain Gardeners!

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Gardening Season Arrives for Rocky Mountain Gardeners!

I can tell gardening season is here, not just by the brilliant sunshine, the gardeners eager to get started, the students jumping into classes that they'll use next week, the plant sale and the shoppers, or the colleague rashly vowing to start his peppers outdoors this weekend in spite of frost warnings at his altitude.  Rocky Mountain Gardening has some element of risk and unpredictability after all (last nights low...

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Gardens of Portland: A trip not to be missed

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Gardens of Portland: A trip not to be missed

   Also included as part of this trip is a tour of the amazing Cistus Nursery owned by Sean Hogan, who was the chief consultant for the very informative Gardener’s Encyclopedia ‘Flora’. Other highlights of this trip include an afternoon at wineries in Willamette Valley, visit to the spectacular Columbia Gorge area and tours of a variety of private gardens. For more information about this trip, please visit this link.

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Introduction to GPS Mapping class this weekend--join us

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Introduction to GPS Mapping class this weekend--join us

What are you doing this weekend? If you’re like us (Research and Conservation at the Gardens), you’re getting ready to head out and find some rare and beautiful plants to study this summer. A good way to prepare for that might be our Introduction to GPS mapping class this Saturday from 1-4 p.m. In this class you will learn how we use GPS to locate rare plants in remote and...

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Lights, Camera, Blossom at Spring Plant Sale

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Strut your stuff and come to the red carpet event that opens this year's gardening season: Denver Botanic Gardens' Spring Plant Sale. All you wonderful VIP’s will enter through the new fabulous group entrance and be greeted by one of our 500 dedicated volunteers. Don’t forget to strike a pose in our gift shop and stock up on all your gardening needs. Then, sashay on up to all 12 plant divisions that...

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The Golden Mountains... to the East!

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Colorado's own mining towns have stories of boom and bust, gold rushes, fortunes made and lost. But tomorrow night I'm looking East, not West.  Mike Bone is preparing to tell the stories of his travel to the Golden Mountains of Central Asia as a plant explorer.  And it will be a fascinating travelogue of places most of us will not see, but also, a glimpse into a tradition overlooked by...

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