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Rural Living Events - 2022

Barnyards & Backyards

Event Listings


Barnyards & Backyards Live!

Join us live to ask our guests questions on a wide variety of topics or watch the video later at your own time and speed! Coming up we will be having guests speaking at 6 pm on:

  • Maintaining your landscape on limited water (May 18th)
  • Efficient landscape irrigation (June 2nd)
  • Water-wise landscaping (aka Xeriscaping) (June 6th)


Raised Garden Bed Workshop

May 17th
6:00 - 7:30 pm
LaBonte Community Garden, Laramie

Registration required at or by calling the Extension office at 307-721-2571 This workshop will provide participants with information about building and gardening in raised beds. Specifically, we will cover:

  • Materials for building raised beds
  • Raised bed designs
  • Advantages and disadvantages of raised beds
  • Gardening and growing techniques


Growing Grapes in Wyoming Symposium

Sat, May 21, 2022 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Central Wyoming College - Lander
120 Enterprise Boulevard
Lander, WY 82520

Learn to successfully grow grapes in Wyoming!

Click here to learn more and register:


Native Plant Identification Walk

June 7th, 6:00 pm
Pumpkin Vine/Tie Siding area
Laramie, WY

Join our plant experts to learn more about the native plants in our area and likely a few weeds! Plant walk will be more of a stroll than a hike. 

Registration required at or by calling the Albany Co UW Extension office at 307-721-2571


Native Plant Walk in the Snowy Range

June 18th, 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Snowy Range ‐ Location TBA, it will be off of Hwy 230 or 130

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

Registration required at or by calling the Albany Co UW Extension office at 307-721-2571


Living Snow Fence/Windbreak Workshop

July 25th, 2022
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Albany County Fairground Activity Building Parking Lot, 3520 south 3rd St. Laramie, WY (across from the port of entry) 
Laramie, WY

Please join us on the evening of July 25th to learn how to care for living snow fences (aka windbreaks)!

Getting trees to survive and prosper in the Laramie Valley is not an easy endeavor. We will discuss common insect issues, tree nutrition, soil management, water requirements, and overall care for living snow fences and shelter belts. This workshop will be particularly helpful to those that have a living snow fence on their property. Those landowners planning future windbreaks are also welcome to attend.

What you can expect to learn:

  • Common insect issues 
  • Soil management
  • Tree care 
  • Water management and common irrigation issues
  • General living snow fence care and maintenance

To register visit or call the Albany County UW Extension office at 307-721-2571


Growing Grapes in Wyoming

Saturday, September 17th, 2022
8 am – 5 pm
Central Wyoming College
Lander, WY

Interested in successfully growing 2 grape vines or a hundred? No matter what size your grape ambitions are this workshop will give you the knowledge you need! Questions?  Call 307-527-8560

More info and registration at





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Barnyards & Backyards

University of Wyoming Extension

1000 E. University Ave, Department #3354

Laramie, WY 82071


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