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Rural Living Events - 2015|Barnyards & Backyards

Rural Living Events - 2015

The Ins and Outs of Seed Propagation

February 28, 2015
1-2:30 p.m.
Cottonwood Room
Laramie County Library
Cheyenne, WY

Have you ever wanted to learn more about seed propagation and the mechanism in which plants move around the world? Seed are incredible in their diversity and mechanisms in which they lock away the ability to survive event the harshest climates or preserve genetics for tens of thousands of years. Learn how to identify and master some of these mechanisms to help make you a more successful propagator and seed enthusiast. Mike Bone is the Curator of the Steppe Collections for the Denver Botanic Gardens where he is also the propagator.

Presented by the Laramie County Master Gardeners and Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. Part of the Gardening with Altitude series. Tickets are $15 for each lecture, or $50 for all four presentations - available at www.brownpapertickets.com (Keyword: Gardening with Altitude) or at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens (cash or check) 710 S. Lions Park Dr. For more information call Darcee @ 307-637-6458

Private Applicator Training

March 3, 2015
Afternoon
Albany County Fairgrounds
Laramie, WY

Contact Kellie Chichester at kelliec@uwyo.edu or 307-721-2571 for more information.

Weed and Pest Control

March 3, 2015
6:30 to 8:00pm
Washakie County Extension Office
1200 Culbertson Ste. G
Worland, WY

Alternative, legal strategies for managing insects, mites, diseases, and weeds will be discussed. These include commercially available products such as horticultural oils and soaps, naturally occurring pathogens that attack insects, beneficials, and some softer herbicide options. We'll also discuss cultural, environmental, and mechanical ways to cope with some of these pests. Presented by Dr.  Karen Panter, UW Extension.  For more information please call 307-347-3431.

Flyer for spring gardening series

Ornamental Garden Discussion

March 4, 2015
noon to 12:50 p.m.
Powell Library
217 East Third Street
Powell, WY

A brown bag seminar of the University of Wyoming Extension Master Gardeners.  Stephanie Rose, a recipient of the 2014 Habitat Hero award by Audubon of the Rockies (http://gardenz.biz/blog/tag/colorado/) will present.

For more information, contact UW Extension educator Jeremiah Vardiman in Powell at 307-754-8836 or jvardima@uwyo.edu.



Landowner Lunch & Learn - Weeds and Weed Control in Campbell County

March 5, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Campbell County Public Library
2101 S 4-J Rd
Gillette, WY

Aaron Ide, C.C. Weed & Pest will be discussing Weeds and Weed Control in Campbell County. You are welcome to bring your lunch to enjoy during the session, light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Sponsored By: Campbell County Conservation District & University of Wyoming Extension

Education sessions for children will be available during this adult session upon request. Please RSVP for the children education by emailing Crystal at cccd2@vcn.com or calling the CCCD Office at (307) 682-1824.

Landowner Lunch & Learn series flyer

2015 Laramie Conservation Expo

March 7, 2015
9 am – 3 pm
Albany County Fairgrounds
Laramie, WY

Lots of informational exhibits and presentations.  For more information see the Laramie Rivers Conservation District website at www.lrcd.net

Trees and Shrubs

March 10, 2015
6:30 to 8:00pm
Washakie County Extension Office
1200 Culbertson Ste. G
Worland, WY

Come and learn about some of the hardy trees and shrubs well-suited for the growing conditions of Washakie County.  The presentation will also focus on proper tree planting, maintenance, and care. Presented by Tina Russell, UW Extension.  For more information please call 307-347-3431.

Flyer for spring gardening series

Perfect Potatoes in Powell

March 11, 2015
noon to 12:50 p.m.
Powell Library
217 East Third Street
Powell, WY

A brown bag seminar of the University of Wyoming Extension Master Gardeners.  Mary Vogel, Park County extension Master Gardener will present.

For more information, contact UW Extension educator Jeremiah Vardiman in Powell at 307-754-8836 or jvardima@uwyo.edu.

Landowner Lunch & Learn - Pollinators and Plants for Pollinators

March 12, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Campbell County Public Library
2101 S 4-J Rd
Gillette, WY


Hannah Johnson, Horticulture Program Coordinator, UW, will be discussing Pollinators and Plants for Pollinators. You are welcome to bring your lunch to enjoy during the session, light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Sponsored By: Campbell County Conservation District & University of Wyoming Extension

Education sessions for children will be available during this adult session upon request. Please RSVP for the children education by emailing Crystal at cccd2@vcn.com or calling the CCCD Office at (307) 682-1824.

Landowner Lunch & Learn series flyer

Beef Management/AI School

March 12-14, 2015
10-4:00 PM each day
Laramie Research and Extension Center Wool Lab
Laramie, WY

The Beef Management/AI school is for anyone wanting to learn more about bovine reproductive anatomy, synchronization protocols, nutrition, heifer development and much more.  The afternoons each day will be spent learning more about artificial insemination in beef cattle.  This will be a hands-on event!

Contact Kellie Chichester at kelliec@uwyo.edu or 307-721-2571 for more information and to RSVP.

Growing Giant Pumpkins

March 15, 2015
2:00pm
Washakie County Extension Office
1200 Culbertson Ste. G
Worland, WY

Want to know what it takes to grow a 1000 lb pumpkin? Join us for this fun class and go home with a seed to start growing your very own giant! Jay Richards will be hosting a giant pumpkin contest this fall at the Lungren Girls Farm and you won’t want to miss out on the fun and fierce competition! For more information please call 307-347-3431.

Flyer for spring gardening series



Gardening for Pollinators

March 17, 2015
6:30 to 8:00pm
Washakie County Extension Office
1200 Culbertson Ste. G
Worland, WY

Pollinators are key to good crops such as tomatoes, plump strawberries and fruit trees.  Learn which shrubs and flowers to plant to attract pollinators to your yard and how to provide water and loafing   areas for butterflies. Presented by Claire Dunne.  For more information please call 307-347-3431.

Flyer for spring gardening series

11th Annual University of Wyoming Entomology Short Course

March 17-19, 2015
University of Wyoming Campus
Laramie, WY

A great multi-day course for anyone who wants to learn more about insects. Held at the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Covers insect ID, grasshopper control, tree pests and a wide variety of other subjects.  

See flyer for full agenda.

For more information contact Scott Schell, UW-Extension, Ecosystem Science and Management – Entomology at 307-766-2508 or sschell@uwyo.edu

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

March 18, 2015
1 pm – 4 pm
UW Extension ARLEC
2011 Fairgrounds Rd
Casper, WY

Register by phone (3 days in advance) at (307)235-9400 and indicate session attending.

Flyer

Landowner Lunch & Learn - Native plants “Plants with Altitude”

March 19, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Campbell County Public Library
2101 S 4-J Rd
Gillette, WY

Jenny Thompson, Small Acreage Outreach Coordinator, UW, will be discussing Native plants “Plants with Altitude”. You are welcome to bring your lunch to enjoy during the session, light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Sponsored By: Campbell County Conservation District & University of Wyoming Extension

Education sessions for children will be available during this adult session upon request. Please RSVP for the children education by emailing Crystal at cccd2@vcn.com or calling the CCCD Office at (307) 682-1824.

Landowner Lunch & Learn series flyer

Extending the Garden Season

March 21, 2015
1-2:30 p.m.
Cottonwood Room
Laramie County Library
Cheyenne, WY

Have you ever wondered how to extend the 120-130 day growing season in Wyoming and the High Plains? Wind, sudden temperature drops and cold soil can all prevent productive gardens. Learn how to circumvent these issues and set yourself up for success by increasing your yield and satisfaction with your harvest by using purchased and re-purposed items. Patti O’Neal is a Research Associate with Colorado State University Extension and coordinates the Jefferson County Master Gardener Program.

Presented by the Laramie County Master Gardeners and Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. Part of the Gardening with Altitude series. Tickets are $15 for each lecture, or $50 for all four presentations - available at www.brownpapertickets.com (Keyword: Gardening with Altitude) or at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens (cash or check) 710 S. Lions Park Dr. For more information call Darcee @ 307-637-6458

Wyoming Bee College

March 21-22, 2015
Laramie County Community College
1400 E College Dr
Cheyenne, WY

The conference will offer workshops and lectures for the new to bees to the experienced beekeeper. Our speaker line-up includes: Glen Andresen from Bridgetown Bees in Oregon to teach a beginning/apprentice beekeeping workshop, Dr. Wm. Meikle and Dr. Mark Carroll from the Carl Hayden Bee lab to discuss their latest research on bee hive health, bee nutrition and biological control of varroa mites, UW’s Dr. Randa Jabbour with her research on the pollinator farm crop connection, bee behavior from CSU’s Keziah Katz.  Physician and author Dr. Ronald Fessenden will give an evening program on how honey is metabolized differently from other sweeteners.  Also programs on permaculture and habitat hero, bee biology, marketing, crafts, making mead wine and much more.

Tickets are $65. For more information: www.wyomingbeecollege.org or www.eventbrite.com 

GARDENING for every BODY!  

March 24, 2015
7:00 pm
United Presbyterian Church
Corner of 11th and Ivinson Streets
Laramie, WY

Gardening is a physical activity, just like a workout in the gym.   Any exercise done incorrectly can lead to “PAIN”.   Randy Weigel, UW Extension Specialist and Emeritus faculty will offer a number of ideas for active gardeners to reduce the chances of discomfort.  A Laramie Garden Club meeting will follow.

Landowner solutions – Weed Readiness

March 24, 2015
6pm
UW Extension—Casper
UW Ag Research & Learning Center
Oregon Trail Rm. – South Entrance
2011 Fairgrounds Rd.
Casper, WY
 
This program provides basic information on weed control for landowners. Monthly seminars to provide straight forward answers for busy people in central Wyoming.

For pre-registration (needed for materials) by noon on Mar. 23 contact UW Extension at
(307) 235-9400 and indicate which session you are attending. Barnyards & Backyards.

Seminar Series Flyer

Seed Saving

March 24, 2015
6:30 to 8:00pm
Washakie County Extension Office
1200 Culbertson Ste. G
Worland, WY

Did a friend give you tomato seeds that produced the best tomatoes you've ever had? Would you like to be able to save the seeds so you can enjoy those tomatoes again next year? This workshop will help  people new to seed saving learn about the process. Presented by Mae Smith, UW Extension.  For more information please call 307-347-3431.

Flyer for spring gardening series

Landowner Lunch & Learn - Backyard Poultry in Campbell County

March 26, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Campbell County Public Library
2101 S 4-J Rd
Gillette, WY


Chance Marshall, Northeast WY Extension Educator, UW, will be discussing Backyard Poultry in Campbell County. You are welcome to bring your lunch to enjoy during the session, light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Sponsored By: Sponsored By: Campbell County Conservation District & University of Wyoming Extension

Education sessions for children will be available during this adult session upon request. Please RSVP for the children education by emailing Crystal at cccd2@vcn.com or calling the CCCD Office at (307) 682-1824.

Landowner Lunch & Learn series flyer

Landowner solutions – Weed Readiness

March 26, 2015
6pm
Glenrock Community Center
412 South 4th Street
Glenrock, WY
 
This program provides basic information on weed control for landowners. Monthly seminars to provide straight forward answers for busy people in central Wyoming.

For pre-registration (needed for materials)  by noon on March 24 - contact UW Extension at
(307) 235-9400 and indicate which session you are attending. Barnyards & Backyards.

Seminar Series Flyer

The A,B,Cs of high altitude vegetable gardening for beginners

March 28, 2015
8:30 am to noon
(Registration begins at 8:00 am)
Albany County Public Library meeting room
Laramie, WY

Want to grow your own food but don’t know where to start?

Have you tried but had some serious set-backs due to our challenging climate?

Then this workshop is for you!

Topics include:

  • An overview of things to consider to garden successfully in Laramie
  • Soils – knowing what you have and simple methods to improve it
  • Starting plants from seed and transplanting them successfully
  • Growing the top 10 easiest-to-grow vegetables for Laramie – how tos
  • Special challenges when gardening in more exposed locations


Workshop participants will be able to sign-up for some post-workshop one-time gardening mentoring.

Please RSVP by visiting our EventBrite page at http://abcsgardeninglaramie.eventbrite.com

Flyer

Habitat Hero Workshop - Water Wise Wildscaping For Your Yard

Saturday, March 28, 2015
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Laramie County Community College
Center for Conferences and Institutes Building
Cheyenne, WY

Habitat Heroes use wildscaping with native Rocky Mountain species to "plant a lifeline" for songbirds, pollinators and other imperiled wildlife, to remove water-thirsty and sterile turf grass, and to restore diverse habitat in gardens and landscapes, whether public, private or commercial. Learn how to wildscape, what plants to use, how to grow them and where to find them.

Speakers:
  Susan Tweit;   Plant biologist and author of "Rocky Mountain Garden Survival Guide"
  Jane Dorn;   Co-author of "Growing Native Plants of the Rocky Mountain Area"
  Clint Basset;   Water Conservation Specialist, Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities
  Panel Discussion;   Susan/Jane/Clint (using local yards as examples)

Sponsors: Audubon Rockies, Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society, Laramie County Master Gardeners, Laramie County Conservation District, University of Wyoming Bookstore, Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

Tickets on sale at www.brownpaperticket.com   for $15 includes lunch held at Laramie County Community College.

Natrona County Master Gardener Spring Conference:
The Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Birds, Bugs and More!

April 11, 2014
8 am to 4 pm
Agricultural Resource & Learning Center
2011 Fairgrounds Road
Casper, WY 82604

Agenda will be published shortly. Lunch and Refreshments Served. Early registration fee for the Spring conference will be $30 and late (April 1 and on) will be $45.  Refunds can be made for early registration cancellations up to March 31. Contact the Natrona County Master Gardeners at (307) 235-9400 for ticket and registration information or go online to natrona.net/springbuzz

Flyer

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

April 16, 2015
1 pm – 3 pm
UW Extension ARLEC
2011 Fairgrounds Rd
Casper, WY

Register at Natrona Weed & Pest (307) 472-5559

Flyer

Daylilies and Irises in the Rocky Mountain Region

April 18, 2015
1-2:30 p.m.
Cottonwood Room
Laramie County Library
Cheyenne, WY

Have you ever wondered how those beautiful rainbows of irises and daylilies came from a few plain species plants and can you imagine creating new and exciting flowers yourself? Learn about growing, caring for and hybridizing these colorful perennial plants in the Rocky Mountain climate. Learn the history of their development and take a look into their future.  Debra Scott lives in the Fort Collins area, serves as the Regional President of the American Iris Society and is a certified daylily garden judge and exhibition judge.

Presented by the Laramie County Master Gardeners and Cheyenne Botanic Gardens. Part of the Gardening with Altitude series. Tickets are $15 for each lecture, or $50 for all four presentations - available at www.brownpapertickets.com (Keyword: Gardening with Altitude) or at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens (cash or check) 710 S. Lions Park Dr. For more information call Darcee @ 307-637-6458

Landowner solutions – Fences & Water

April 21, 2015
6pm
UW Extension—Casper
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. Barnyards & Backyards.

Seminar Series Flyer

6th Annual Big Wyoming Horse Expo

April 24th, 25th, & 26th, 2015
Pepsi Equine Center
Douglas, WY

Free admission. Something for Everyone… Clinicians, Stallion Alley, Vendors, 4-H Judging,
Guest Speakers, Private Treaty Horse Sales, Parade of Horse Breeds, Kids Games, Concessions

For More Information Contact 307-358-3862 or 307-358-3675 cftaylor@hughes.net or tannarodeman@yahoo.com

Flyer


Diagnosing Plant Problems

April 28, 2015
7:00 pm
United Presbyterian Church
Corner of 11th and Ivinson Streets
Laramie, WY

The season for outdoor gardeners is imminent.  Yeah!!  But why did those seedlings die right after emerging?   What causes those yellowing crinkly leaves?   Chris Hilgert, Wyoming Master Gardener Program Coordinator will take us through some common plant issues. A Laramie Garden Club meeting will follow.

Living and Growing Wyoming

May 1-2, 2015
Archer
Cheyenne, WY

Mark your calendars!  More information to be posted at a later date.

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