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NPM Course at Chatfield Farms - Fridays 6/14, 6/21 and 6/28; 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Friday, June 14, 2019, 4:00 PM


Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms show-cases many beautiful native flowers in the gardens near the Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor Center. The Prairie Garden, designed by Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden, features gardens with a variety of aspects and moisture. We'll immerse ourselves in the vast array of blooms, foliage and maturing fruits that compose the breath-taking native garden.  Trainer: Beth Hanson served as the Education Manager at Hudson Gardens and has been a Naturalist at South Platte Park since 2005.  She has been a Native Plant Master since 2014 and a Native Plant Master trainer since 2015. Prerequisite: Basic Botany Class is recommended for those who would like to refresh their botanical knowledge and is required for those who have minimal background in botany. Contact lvernon@jeffco.us for questions. Native Plant Master:  All participants who pass three NPM courses will receive a Colorado Flora Certificate. For accepted volunteers, this course counts toward certification as a Native Plant Master. To learn more, click here. To reduce overlap, take courses in different months and/or lifezones.  Lifezone:  lowland riparian & mixed plains/foothills life zones Required Textbook/Reference:   1) Flora of Colorado, Jennifer Ackerfield, 2015 Edition available through Colorado Native Plant Society bookstore (https://conps.org/conps-store), local and online retail outlets; and 2) Colorado Plant Database at http://coloradoplants.jeffco.us. The trainer will hand out a site specific plant list and manual to all participants.  When/Where to meet:  Meet first time at 8:45 AM out in front of the Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor Center.  Follow posted instructions for parking. Admission is $5 per vehicle, but is waived for this course.     Directions:  From C-470 & Wadsworth, go south on Wadsworth to Deer Creek Canyon Road, turn right and your destination will be on your left.     What to bring:  Textbook, notebook, pencil, hand lens (approximately 10x), daypack, water, sack lunch, rain gear, sun and wind protection, personal items you will need on the trail where there are no restrooms, etc. Please come prepared for minimal walking on hot, cold, windy, rainy or snowy days, though a majority of the plants are visible and within reach of a paved, predominately level path. The textbook and hand lens can be purchased through the Colorado Native Plant Society (https://conps.org/conps-store) or any on-line or local area bookstore.   Carpooling:  Carpooling is strongly encouraged.  Contact npmassistant@jeffco.us if you would like to carpool and your contact information will be shared with others interested in carpooling.  Any liability arising from such arrangements are the participants' sole responsibility.

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