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Free gardening talk: ‘Sowing Seeds in the Heat and Successive Planting’

By Leslie Wustrack
Pagosa Springs Community Garden

The Pagosa Springs Community Garden is sponsoring a free limited online educational series on vegetable gardening. Renowned expert Ron Chacey will cover all topics related to gardening in the Pagosa Springs area. 

All gardening talks are free and accessible via computer or telephone. 

 On Monday, July 12, at 6 p.m., Chacey, the eminent regional vegetable grower and an original founder of the Pagosa Springs Community Garden, will discuss “Sowing Seeds in the Heat and Succession Planting.” Please bring any questions on vegetable gardening to the Q-and-A. 

Chacey will discuss the easiest and best practices of starting vegetable seeds and encouraging growth in the summer heat. By employing a few easy routines, plants will avoid suffering and grow beautifully to their full potential. Chacey will also present methods of succession planting which will increase crop availability by making efficient use of space and timing. A believer in trial and error in all areas of gardening, Chacey invites all of your questions.

The Monday, July 12, 6 p.m., free Q-and-A on “Sowing Seeds in the Heat and Succession Planting” will be held via Zoom or telephone. To join our email list and receive gardening talk information, please send an email to PagosaSpringsCommunityGarden@gmail.com. 

To join the Monday, July 12, free Q-and-A, click on the link at facebook.com/pagosaspringscommunitygarden or join the Zoom meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82842479686?pwd=NmlaaHF2U29xdWo4Q0drZnI2bUdsQT09, meeting ID: 828 4247 9686, passcode: 141051. 

The Pagosa Springs Community Garden is located at the end of 5th Street on the San Juan River downtown. Decades old, the garden is on land owned by the Town of Pagosa Springs and plots are granted to the town’s citizens free of charge. In 2017, the garden was rejuvenated by community volunteers with the assistance of local businesses. Raised beds and deer-out fencing were constructed with donated lumber. Soil amendments, fertilizers, seeds, plant starts, native plants, tools, hoses and other necessary items are all provided through the continuing support and generosity of Pagosa Springs businesses. The Town of Pagosa Springs provides free water for the Pagosa Springs Community Garden. 

The Pagosa Springs Community Garden is free and open to all. All of the beds are taken for the 2021 gardening season. This season, with the assistance of local donors and the Town of Pagosa Springs, the garden has been designated a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. Residents and town visitors are invited to stop by and enjoy the beautiful space; the practices of face-mask wearing and social distancing are observed. To add your name to the bed list for next year or to stay informed, please send an email to PagosaSpringsCommunityGarden@gmail.com.

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