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An Audit is a Terrible Thing to Waste

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An Audit is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Three bins. One choice. Is the item you’re holding recyclable, compostable or destined for the land fill? Denver Botanic Gardens visitors and employees are faced with this choice every day, thanks to our waste separation initiative. Bins all around the Gardens are labeled as either recycling, composting or landfill trash. Though we make a concerted effort to educate our staff and guests as to where their rubbish can reside, it wasn’t...

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Improvements at the Gardens are a Golden Opportunity

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Improvements at the Gardens are a Golden Opportunity

As any recent guest will note, Denver Botanic Gardens has undergone a major transformation in the last few years. From the new parking structure to a 12-bay greenhouse, things are looking better than ever. Not only has the project enhanced visitor experience, the construction itself is now being recognized. We are thrilled the Gardens is being honored as the recipient of the Gold Hard Hat Award for Best Overall Project...

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Eugenia Bone speaks about the Kitchen Ecosystem Thursday, July 29

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Eugenia Bone speaks about the Kitchen Ecosystem Thursday, July 29

This year, the Bonfils-Stanton Series has enjoyed a great deal of success by drawing a large audience.  And its terrific to see some of that success go to a Colorado author whose work appears in the Denver Post and the New York Times.  This Thursday, July 29, Eugenia Bone speaks on The Kitchen Ecosystem at Denver Botanic Gardens at 7:00 p.m.   

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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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Community Supporting Agriculture at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

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Community Supporting Agriculture at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Denver Botanic Gardens and Kaiser Permanente have created a first-of-its-kind community supporting agriculture (CSA) program. The community farm will provide fresh local produce to Colorado families. Made possible through a three-year, $500,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente, the CSA will operate as a community farm at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield—located at C-470 and Wadsworth Blvd. in Littleton. Shares of the CSA are sold to members of the public who then receive...

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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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Denver bike sharing at York Street this week!

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Denver bike sharing at York Street this week!

Denver B-cycle rolls out this week, and the Mile High City will never be the same. The program launches on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22. The York Street B-Station will be one of 45 to 50 stations with 500 bikes spread across the city. Visit the Denver b-cycle website for more info or to join.   We still have plenty of room available for your own personal bikes on our regular bike racks,...

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