Mountain High Garden Club spring kickoff set for March 16

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By Laura Lunsford | Mountain High Garden Club

Are you getting spring fever and feeling ready to get your hands in the dirt? Are you new to Pagosa Springs and wondering if it is even possible to have a garden here? Come join a group of green-minded individuals for sharing and learning.

The Mountain High Garden Club’s spring kickoff is March 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the CSU Agricultural Extension building, 344 U.S. 84, by the fairgrounds. We are starting the season with a seed exchange and a presentation by the Extension office director, Robin Young, on developing a seed library and its purpose. This is a great way to learn about plant varieties that work well in our area. Bring any seeds you have to share and join us for this great event.

With the exception of our garden tours, which are held on the weekends, we meet on the third Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the CSU Extension building. Our season aligns with the gardening season, from March through October. Below is a preview of our schedule for 2022:

• March 16 — Seed swap and seed library presentation.

• April 20 — Plant swap and discussion on finding and transplanting plants.

• May 18 — Preparing to plant including amending soil, vermiculture and composting.

• June (date to be determined) — Field trip to the Durango Garden Tour. Stay tuned for dates and details.

• July 9 — Pagosa Springs Flower Tour. Stay tuned for locations.

• Aug. 13 — Pagosa Springs Vegetable Tour. Stay tuned for locations. 

• Sept. 21 — Wildscaping and permaculture discussion.

• Oct. 19 — How to overwinter geraniums, dahlias and other plants.

For information on how to join meetings, please go to the Mountain High Garden website, https://mountainhighgardenclub.com/, or contact us at info@mountainhighgardenclub.com.