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The Pueblo County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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All of our 2020 Yard & Garden classes are listed below.  You can download a brochure for all of our classes here: 2020 Yard and Garden classes, and EventBrite links to purchase tickets will be linked below. Or you can register at the Extension Office — 701 Court Street, Suite C (2nd floor, all the way down the hall). We can accept cash, or checks payable to “Pueblo County Extension Program Fund.”  We cannot accept credit or debit cards.

various herbs in wooden spoons

Growing, using, and preserving herbs
Tuesday, June 23
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free online class via Zoom
Pre-registration required. Class link will be sent after registration.
Click here to register: https://growingandpreservingherbs.eventbrite.com
Purchase tickets by June 22
Instructors: Sherie Shaffer and Laura Griffin
Participants will learn:
–              How to grow and care for herbs
–              Flavor and food combinations
–              How to store, freeze, and dry herbs
Download the flyer here: Growing herbs

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bee on white flowerHelpful Habitats for Pollinators
Saturday, August 15
Native bees: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Butterflies: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Hummingbirds: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
CSU Extension
$15 per person each class, includes materials and habitat to take home
Purchase tickets by August 8
Instructor: Sherie Shaffer
–              Native bees: Learn about Colorado’s native bees and attracting them to your landscape. Take home a mason bee habitat! Purchase tickets on EventBrite here: Native Bees
–              Butterflies: Learn about Colorado’s butterflies and how to attract them to your landscape. Build and take home a butterfly house! Purchase tickets on EventBrite here: Butterflies
–              Hummingbirds: Learn about Colorado’s hummingbirds and how to attract them to your landscape. Build and take home a wine bottle hummingbird feeder! Purchase tickets on EventBrite here: Hummingbirds
Download the flyer here: Helpful Habitats for Pollinators

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various peppers with seeds showingSaving seeds from vegetables
Wednesday, September 23
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
CSU Extension
$10 per person includes materials
Purchase tickets by September 16. Purchase tickets on EventBrite here: Saving Seeds from Vegetables.
Instructor: Sherie Shaffer
Saving seeds from your vegetable garden allows you to save money and grow well adapted plants to your area. Learn how to save seeds from some popular vegetables, seed saving resources that can be helpful, and how to store seeds in your home.
Download flyer here: Saving Seeds from Vegetables.

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composting binsComposting Basics
Saturday, October 17
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CSU Extension
$20 per person includes materials and worm bin to take home
Purchase tickets by October 10
Instructor: Kata Schmidt
Learn about:
–              Backyard composting
–              Worm composting
–              Science and benefits of composting
–              Pros and cons of commercial compost products

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Three houseplants by a windowThe Basics of Houseplants
Saturday, November 14
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
CSU Extension
$10 per person includes materials
Purchase tickets by November 7
Instructor: Sherie Shaffer
Learn about houseplant propagation methods, and general care for some common houseplants