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Rural Living Events - 2014

Gardening & Backyard Living Expo

April 5, 2014
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Lander Valley High School
(350 Baldwin Creek Road)

Booths, Farmer's Market, Workshops, Kid's Korner and more!

For more information contact the Popo Agie Conservation District at 307-332-3114.

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Alternative Energy & Energy Conservation Workshop

April 5, 2014
9 am-2 pm
Worland Community Center Complex Conference Room
Worland, WY


Learn about alternative sources of energy that you can use in your own home or agricultural operation. Milt Geiger and his Energy Team from the University of Wyoming will tell us about sources of alternative energy for Washakie County - and how to use Geo-Thermal Pumps to heat homes. He will partner with Eric Concannon from Creative Energy in Lander, WY on using Solar Energy. We will also have a session on proven tips for energy conservation and incentives by Brenda Ilg. A roundtable discussion will be held with the experts to answer all of your alternative energy questions - and we will have access to the UW Alternative Energy Trailer which demonstrates how to harness solar, geo-thermal and wind energy.

There will be a $5 charge to cover lunch. Please pre-register by calling the Washakie County Conservation District at 307-347-2456 ext 101 or 121.

Poisonous Plants of Northeast Wyoming Workshop

April 8, 2014
6-8 PM
Crook County Community Room
309 Cleveland St.
Sundance, WY

This workshop is designed to give participants an understanding of common poisonous plants found in Northeast Wyoming that affect livestock. The workshop will cover in detail identification of poisonous plants, ecology of plants, their potential effects, livestock symptoms, and potential remedies or cures. 

For more information please contact Brian Sebade at 307-283-1192 or Chance Marshall at 307-682-7281

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Poisonous Plants of Northeast Wyoming Workshop


April 9, 2014
6-8 PM
George Amos Memorial Building Cottonwood Room
(right above the extension office)
412 S. Gillette Ave
Gillette WY

This workshop is designed to give participants an understanding of common poisonous plants found in Northeast Wyoming that affect livestock. The workshop will cover in detail identification of poisonous plants, ecology of plants, their potential effects, livestock symptoms, and potential remedies or cures. 

For more information please contact Brian Sebade at 307-283-1192 or Chance Marshall at 307-682-7281

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Being a Good Neighbor, Composting Aroma Study

April 22, 2014   
7:00 pm
Fire Station #3   
Laramie, WY


Rachel Watson, UW Molecular Biology Instructor and ACRES club student members will tell us what they learned in a recent study on compost aromas. To be followed by a Laramie Garden Club meeting.

 

3rd Annual Niobrara County Local Foods Expo

Niobrara Local Food Expo
April 24, 2014
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Niobrara County Fairgrounds
310 West Highway 20
Lusk, WY

Topics: Water Wise Gardening -Jennifer Thompson, UW Small Acreage Outreach Coordinator
Flower Gardening in Wyoming and Flower Identification - Donna Cuin, Natrona County Horticulturalist with the University of Wyoming Extension

A wide variety of educational and informational booths, Door Prizes! Great Information! Tasty Food Samples!!

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Local Food Gathering

April 26, 2014
10 am – 3 pm
Laramie High School
Laramie, WY

Variety of subjects to be covered. $5 suggested at the door.

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Mushroom Growing Workshop

April 26, 2014
3:30PM-5:30 PM
ACRES Student Farm
(30th & Harney)
Laramie, WY

Free workshop will include a mushroom inoculation demonstration/planting. Organizers: UW Plant Sciences Department sponsored by the USDA Specialty Crops Grant.

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Coffee with the Teton Conservation District: Protect Your Home from Wildfire!

April 30, 2014
12:00p – 1:00p
TCDs office
420 W. Pearl Ave
Jackson, WY

Information on how to make your home safer from wildfire presented by Robb Sgroi- Fuels Mitigation Coordinator/Conservation Programs Coordinator

Bring lunch we’ll provide the drinks! Space is limited! Please RSVP to Rachel at 307-733-2110 or Rachel@tetonconservation.org

 

Coffee with the Teton Conservation District: Clean Energy Information

May 28, 2014
12:00p – 1:00p
TCDs office
420 W. Pearl Ave
Jackson, WY

Information on the Wyoming Natural Gas Vehicle and Infrastructure Coalition presented by Randy Williams Executive Director

Bring lunch we’ll provide the drinks! Space is limited! Please RSVP to Rachel at 307-733-2110 or Rachel@tetonconservation.org

 

Garden & Landscape Educational Expo

May 31, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Gillette College Tech Center
Gillette, WY
 
Mark your calendar - All day event free to the public. This is also be the date of the First Farmers Market. Booths will be open for business at 8:00 a.m. with classes starting at 9:00 a.m. Mary Rogers will be coming up from Denver to do the cooking classes along with Kentz Willis presenting canning class. We will also be offering hands on mini sessions on a variety of topics. These mini sessions will focus on small projects people can easily tackle on their own at home.

 

Tree Health and Wildfire Risk Reduction Workshop

June 10, 2014
5:30 pm
Location: Near Vedauwoo
Laramie, WY

Folks from Wyoming State Forestry Division, the Albany County Fuels Mitigation Program, and others will discuss steps you can take to keep your trees healthy and to reduce the risk of wildfire damage to your cabin or home.  We’ll tour a property where many of these tactics have been implemented as we chat.

To RSVP call the Albany County University of WY Extension office at 307-721-2571 or email kelliec@uwyo.edu

Wyoming Federation of Garden Clubs 58th Annual Convention

June 27-29, 2014
Pinedale, WY

Informational Topics: Gardening at 7,000 Feet, Diagnosing Plant Problems, Attracting Beneficial Insects, Healthy Soil for Healthy Plants and Healthy People

Tours & Wildflower Walks: Local Gardens, Pinedale Water-Wise Garden, White Pine Resort Wildflower Walk, Sommers Ranch Homestead

For more information visit sageandsnow.org

 

Native Plants for Landscaping Workshop

June 28, 2014
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
UW Berry Center
University of Wyoming Campus
Laramie, WY

Interested in getting more native plants into your landscape? Join us for a morning of information and fun. We will start the day with a pictorial tour of WY native plants in their habitats, then we’ll discuss the basics of growing regionally native flowering perennials, we’ll then cover the pollinators they support and finish up with a selection of native trees to enhance your yard.  We’ll be learning inside and then stepping out to take a look at the variety of plants (and possibly some pollinators) that have been used in the landscape around the Berry Center. Take home the new book Plants with Altitude: Regionally Native Plants for Wyoming Gardens and a variety of other resources that will help you as you grow!

To RSVP call the Albany County University of WY Extension office at 307-721-2571 or email kelliec@uwyo.edu

 

Native Plant Walk

July 19, 2014
9:00 am
Snowy Range - Meeting place to be announced
Laramie, WY

We’re heading to the high country to take a look at the variety of native plants that make the Snowy Range so special!  We’ll be identifying and discussing a wide variety of alpine and high country plants as we walk, so dress for the outdoors.

To RSVP call the Albany County University of WY Extension office at 307-721-2571 or email kelliec@uwyo.edu


Poisonous Plant Workshop

July 2014
Albany County Fairgrounds
Laramie, WY

Worried about poisonous plants and your horse or other livestock?  Join us as we tour and identify some of these toxic plants and discuss their control and other tactics to avoid poisonings.

To RSVP call the Albany County University of WY Extension office at 307-721-2571 or email kelliec@uwyo.edu

Central WY Country Living Conference


Sept 6, 2014
Casper, WY

Location and topics to be announced.



Water Conservation in Lawns and Gardens

September 23, 2014
7:00 pm
United Presbyterian Church
Corner of 11th and Ivinson Streets
Laramie, WY   

Chris Hilgert, UW Extension Wyoming Master Gardener Coordinator will speak to us about water conservation tips and techniques.  A Laramie Garden Club meeting will follow.


 

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