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Rural Living Events - 2016|Barnyards & Backyards

Rural Living Events - 2016

Raised Bed Gardening

April 23, 2016
9am to 1pm
Washakie County Extension Office
1200 Culbertson Ave, Suite G
Worland, WY

Raised bed gardening is a great technique for the gardener with limited space.  Join us for this hands-on workshop and learn how to build raised garden beds.  After the beds are constructed, Caitlin Youngquist (UW Extension Educator), will discuss how to plant and care for your new garden. Participants will walk away with the experience and plans to build their own raised garden beds! We will be outside, dress for the weather and bring any water or snacks that you need.

Free. Presented in partnership with Northwest College. To register contact Sheri Averett at (307) 347-8541 or see

Cody’s Arbor Day /Lion’s Tree Give Away

April 23, 2016
9 am till 12
Cody Auditorium  
1240 Beck Ave
Cody WY
2,800 trees and shrubs of 14 different species  will be given away.  An indoor nature walk for children will start at 10, where children will learn about trees, leaves, weeds,  butterflies and bees.

For more information call the University of WY Extension office in Cody at 527-8560.

Powell Arbor Day

April 29, 2016
Powell Fairgrounds
Powell, WY
Topic(s) covered: Planting and care of trees. 10 variety of trees will be given away.

Contact Jeremiah Vardiman, University of WY Extension, at 754-8836 for more information.

Rock & Crevice Gardening for Wyoming & Beyond

Laramie County Master Gardener Lecture Series
May 1, 2016
1:30 pm
Cottonwood Room
1st floor of the Library
Laramie County Library
Cheyenne, WY

Mike Kintgen of the Denver Botanic Gardens will talk to us on Rock & Crevice Gardening. For more information call 307-637-6458 or purchase tickets at 

Big Horn Extravaganza

May 4, 2016
4:00 p.m.
Greybull, WY
Educational information provided with a variety of University of WY Extension booths.  Free meal.

For more information contact Gretty at the University of WY Big Horn Co Extension office at 307-765-2868

Season Extension Workshop

May 7, 2016
9 am to noon (Registration starts at 8 am)
Berry Center building (Auditorium and lower lobby)
University of Wyoming Campus (map)
Laramie, WY
(tour after presentations so you will need to have transportation available)

In this workshop we’ll cover:
•    Why season extension will help you extend your vegetable growing season (and chances for success in our challenging climate).
•    Examples of various season extension techniques which you can use
•    Pests and diseases that might affect your protected veggies

After visiting these topics we’ll head out on a tour to visit 3 locations around town to see season extension structures in action! If participants are interested and have lots of questions the tour may run past noon.

Please RSVP by April 26th. You RSVP by visiting or through the Albany County UW Extension office at 307-721-2571. 

Farm Food Safety Training with Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

May 12-13, 2016
9 AM to 5 PM first day; 9 AM to Noon Second
Central Wyoming College
Wind River Room, Intertribal building rm 116
2660 Peck Ave
Riverton, WY

The workshop is important for both small- and large-scale producers who are trying to meet current and proposed US FDA food safety requirements or are considering Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) certification.
Workshop topics include: Produce safety risk factors and impacts; Post-harvest produce handling; Water quality and testing; Creating a food safety plan; Auditing farms for GAPs/food safety; Soil management/manure management; Worker health and hygiene; Traceability, recall and liability issues.

Early registration by May 11th is $25 and $30 after. Register at 

For more information contact University of Wyoming Specialist Jeff Edwards at 307-837-2956

Laramie County Master Gardener annual Plant Sale

May 14, 2016
9am – 4pm
Historic downtown train depot
Cheyenne, WY

Find locally grown plants from vegetables, annuals to perennials. 

For more information contact Catherine Wissner, Laramie County UW Extension at 307-633-4348.

Barnyards & Backyards Landowner Solutions – Fighting weeds

May 19, 2016
6 pm
Glenrock Community Library
506 South 4th Street
Glenrock, WY

Monthly seminars to provide straight forward answers for busy people in central Wyoming.

For pre-registration (needed for materials) contact UW Extension at (307)235-9400 and indicate which session you are attending.


Barnyards & Backyards Landowner Solutions – Fighting weeds

May 20, 2016
9 am
UW Extension office
2011 Fairgrounds Rd.
Casper, WY

Monthly seminars to provide straight forward answers for busy people in central Wyoming.

For pre-registration (needed for materials) contact UW Extension at (307)235-9400 and indicate which session you are attending.


Vegetable Garden Troubleshooting

June 9 -10, 2016
9:00 am to 4:30 pm each day
Platte Country Fair Grounds
Wheatland, WY

Dig into troubleshooting vegetable garden problems before they turn your garden from a joy into a nightmare.

Registration required – Space is limited.  Cost for both days is $25 per person (includes handouts and refreshments.  Lunches are on your own.)

Flyer with full agenda

Wyoming Forage Field Day 2016

June 14, 2016
Sheridan Research and Extension Center (ShREC)

Mark your calendar!  More information soon.

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