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The CSU Extension office in Broomfield City & County provides assistance and programs for citizens in the areas of Horticulture: Yard & Garden

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What’s New, Broomfield!

Broomfield County Extension collaborates with businesses, organizations, and other counties to extend the reach of programming. Check out new  programs and opportunities.

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Applications Open for Fall Master Gardener Training

CSU Extension in Broomfield is now accepting applications for the next Colorado Master Gardener training session. The fall course runs Aug. 23 – Oct. 14 and will be offered online.

For more details, visit the Colorado Master Gardener website, call(303) 464-5558, or email nklasky@broomfield.org. The deadline for Broomfield applications is July 30. 

If you’re interested in training, but lack time for the volunteer commitment, check out the Certified Colorado Gardener program.

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Join the AmeriCorps Team in Broomfield!

Calling all current and future educators, scientists, makers, and more! Broomfield is looking for a CSU Extension 4-H STEM AmeriCorps member for the 2021-2022 service year, which begins in August. AmeriCorps members make an impact with hands-on STEM programs for Broomfield youth. Receive a living stipend, loan forbearance, plus an education award upon completing 900 service hours. Apply or learn more here

Application deadline is Saturday, July 31. For questions, contact Sarah Schweig.

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Ask a Master Gardener!

Throughout the growing season, Broomfield Master Gardeners provide mobile clinics at convenient community locations. These trained CSU Extension volunteers answer garden questions, diagnose plant health problems, and provide free resources for a successful season! Look for the “Ask a Master Gardener” table at the Broomfield Library, Broomfield Farmers’ Market and other community events. Find more information on B-REx.com.

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Residential Lawn Care

If you missed it in real time, you can watch a recording of this GREEN series class taught by Sarah Schweig, Broomfield County Extension Director & Horticulture Agent.
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Learn, Grow, Share!

Grow and Give is a modern victory garden project with an Extension twist. Started in 2020 to make a local impact on food security, Grow and Give connects backyard and community gardens with food donation sites across the state.

CSU Extension’s Grow and Give website was totally updated this spring and offers a TON of great gardening resources in English and Spanish. Be sure to check it out!

Register your garden today to join the Grow and Give community and log your donations to friends, family and neighbors. 

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Container Vegetable Gardening

Did you miss it in real time? Watch a recording of this class taught by Sarah Schweig, Broomfield County Extension Director & Horticulture Agent.

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Native Bee Watch

Check out the new native bee house recently installed at Broomfield’s demonstration garden! If you’re interested in helping monitor the bee population in Broomfield, read more about CSU Extension’s Native Bee Watch program.

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Virtual Seed Starting Class

You may have missed it in real time, but you can watch a recording of this class taught by Sarah Schweig, Broomfield County Extension Director & Horticulture Agent. Topics include supplies, timing, and techniques for starting vegetables and annual flowers indoors. 

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FREE Gardening Webinars

CSU Extension is offering new gardening webinars that will be presented by horticulture experts from across the state this spring. Visit the CO-Horts Blog website for topics, dates, registration links, and recordings of previous classes!

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Money Management Basics

Learn to stretch your money in 2021 through these free online workshops offered by Broomfield FISH in conjunction with the City and County of Broomfield and CSU Extension.

Check back for the next financial literacy workshop dates!

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¡Recursos Nuevos en Español!

CSU Extension’s statewide horticulture team is working hard to offer more gardening resources in Spanish, including videos, numerous publications, and an in-depth Colorado Vegetable Guide. An English version of the guide also is available.

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Online Cottage Food Safety Training

Are you interested in producing food items from a home kitchen to sell to the public? If so, the Colorado Cottage Foods Act requires you to complete a food safety training course. CSU Extension offers online training that meets this requirement and (upon passing) provides you with a certificate of training valid for three years. 

Online courses will be offered statewide on the following dates (click on date to register):

Registration is $40 (plus fee).

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Submit a Question

Need Gardening Advice?

Broomfield Master Gardeners are available year-round to answer your horticulture-related questions. Call the helpline at 303.464.5554, send an email to BroomfieldMG@colostate.edu,  or submit your question using this form

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Watch our AmeriCorps Team in Action

CSU Extension’s dedicated AmeriCorps members created and distributed more than 650 take-and-make STEM kits to Broomfield area children in the second half of 2020. This effort included a recent stop at Centennial Elementary in partnership with Community Food Share and the Broomfield Library. Team member Diamila Konate, pictured left, helped hand out STEM kits and free books. Watch this video to learn more about this community outreach effort.

Didn’t receive a kit? No problem! Most of the kits can be recreated using common household items. You can follow along with these instructions.

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Making a Difference in Broomfield!

CSU Extension now has three AmeriCorps service members working out of its Broomfield office. These important team members develop and deliver STEM programs in out-of-school settings to local students.

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Our Location

Broomfield County Extension is located in the Broomfield Library. We are open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with live horticulture help on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To request a specific appointment time, email csuextension@broomfield.org.

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Look what we made!

CSU Extension Broomfield and CSU Extension 4-H STEM specialists joined staff from Broomfield Library and Broomfield Open Space and Trails in a full-day outreach event at Centennial Elementary School on Jan. 24. Students built and decorated bird houses, learned the basics of birding, and contributed their bird sightings to the Broomfield Naturalists citizen science project.