GGP to host native plants workshop Saturday

Photo courtesy Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership
On Saturday, the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership’s Lifelong Learning Workshop Series will focus on native plans. Tickets are available now.

By Keith Bruno
Special to The PREVIEW

This Saturday, July 8, the GGP’s (Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership) Lifelong Learning Workshop Series will continue with a two-part native plants-focused theme.

From 10 a.m. to noon, we are extremely fortunate to have a guest presenter from Audubon Rockies’ Fort Collins office.

Jamie Weiss will offer her CO Wildscaping Ambassador Habitat Hero Train-the-Trainer presentation, highlighting design and implementation ideas for filling our gardens with native plants to encourage stronger pollinator communities, more resilient native arthropod presence and adequate food sources for our native bird populations. Meet at the GGP Education Dome a little before 10 a.m. to walk together over to the Visitor Center for the presentation.

Lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m. at the GGP site. Music will be provided by Acoustic Picnic for the duration of lunch.

At 1 p.m., we’ll head up on Reservoir Hill with local Pagosa skyrocket initiative head Al Pfister to look for resident populations and discuss recovery efforts. Additionally, local native tree and shrub professionals will provide identification instruction to course participants en route. The plan is to return to the GGP site at 3 p.m.

Visit to purchase tickets in advance: $20 for GGP members and $40 for nonmembers. Lunch is included in the price of the course.