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Celebrating Arbor Day

By On April 30, 2016

“Other holidays repose upon the past; Arbor Day proposes for the future.” – J. Sterling Morton Yesterday marked the 144th anniversary of the first Arbor Day.  As a child I vaguely remember hearing about Arbor Day… Read More

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The Next Generation

Arbor Yarn Art

By On April 27, 2016

Colorful hand knitted hearts randomly fluttered from the blooming cherries in the morning breeze as students of Kinard middle school arrived on foot, by bike or were dropped off by parents. Little… Read More

Mission Completed

An Ode and Farewell

By On April 25, 2016

Today is my last post for Farming Fort Collins after three years of writing the blog. I leave it in good hands. I am already a big fan of Amy’s. I can’t… Read More

Noah Pastor shows off a meal worm which he is about to eat during 
interactive presentation on eating bugs on Tuesday at Ijams Nature Center. The program is part of Ijams' "Living Clean & Green! Science Cafe" series. The presentation served meal worms and chocolate covered ants for people to try.

Spring Workshops with The Growing Project

By On April 17, 2016

The Growing Project is dedicated to educating our Fort Collins community about urban agriculture, food insecurity, gardening skills, cooking, food preservation, foraging, and more. Through their TGP University they offer a wide… Read More

Borer Damage

Death by Borer

By On April 15, 2016

It happened this week, and I’m having a rough time of knowing that I’m going to have to say goodbye to one of my favorite trees. While pruning the snow damage off… Read More

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#GrowWithFFC Seedlings Day 33

By On April 13, 2016

#GrowWithFFC reached a milestone this week. Seedlings were thinned and potted up into actual pots where they will stay for several weeks before they start the process of hardening off. If you… Read More


The Buzz

By On April 10, 2016

Some of you may be patiently awaiting your spring bee order. I know I am. If you’re a first timer there are a few things to make sure you have on hand… Read More

Labeling Seedlings

A Simple Hint for Seedling Labels

By On April 8, 2016

Many types of labels have little importance and there are others that do. In this particular case, it’s the labels that I should have used to identify the seeds that we planted… Read More

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In the dirt

Labels: Gardener vs. Farmer

By On April 6, 2016

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; – Romeo & Juliet, Act II, Scene II, William Shakespeare (1564–1616). During several conversations… Read More


Spring Cleaning

By On April 4, 2016

Today was an amazingly beautiful spring day here on the Front Range. I hope you had a chance to get out there and enjoy it. I definitely got out there, but not… Read More