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The student will have a choice of various plants to
seed that they will take home.
There will be a 20% discount offered on all Shin-
ing Mountain Herbs products for the day of the
Supply List- provided by Instructor: Potting Soil,
Seeds, Pots, Labels.
Supply List- provided by student: Lunch, Water
bottle, Clothing for potentially wet, cold or warm
weather. If possible, students should bring: hand
tools, gloves, sturdy shoes.
Register at:
The Good Seed Community Garden at
The Orchard Releases More 2013 Plots
Carbondale, Colorado: The Orchard, located at
110 Snowmass Drive, Carbondale released plans
for the second phase of the Good Seed Com-
munity Garden, located on the north side of The
Orchard property. There will be 45+ new garden
plots this year, available in two sizes. The annual
cost is $25 for a small plot (5¡¯ x 10¡¯) and $40 for the
large plot (5¡¯ x 20¡¯). The Garden opened on Satur-
day, April 13, for the 2013 growing season.
The Good Seed Community Garden is unique in
that as part of signing the gardening agreement,
gardeners are asked to contribute 10% of their
produce to those in need through either Lift-Up or
Feed My Sheep. Debi Boyle, the Carbondale food
pantry coordinator from Lift-up said, ¡°This food
fills a great need because the Lift-Up program
can¡¯t supply fresh produce for a balanced diet.¡±
For more information please contact Garden@
Food & Garden
2013 May
Pg 9 - The Sunshine Express
Town Halls Meetings Focus on Growing
Demand for Local Meat
The Colorado Department of Agriculture invites
the public to attend town hall meetings focus-
ing on meat processing and inspections; topics
include the inspection process, facility require-
ments, custom exempt processing facility require-
ments, and marketing opportunities and assis-
¡°We are continuing our effort to discuss this
important topic with producers. During our first
meetings in February, we heard concerns and
ideas related to the buying local movement and
the ability to get meat processed locally,¡± said
CDA¡¯s Inspection and Consumer Services Divi-
sion Director, Steve Bornmann. ¡°Our hope is to
find out more about the needs of our producers
and meat processors and how we can assist in
developing new marketing opportunities.¡±
The meetings are open to the public, free of
charge, and everyone is invited to participate.
May 9, 2013: 3p, Moffat County Courthouse,
Main Floor Conference Room, 221 W. Victory
Way, Craig, CO
May 20, 2013: 5p, American Legion, Event Hall,
878 E. 2nd Ave., Durango, CO
For more information on the Colorado Depart-
ment of Agriculture, visit
Local Meat Meetings
Growing/Gardening Techniques at Altitude
May 4, from 9a to 4p, Shining Mountain Herbs,
5636 County Rd 23, Ridgway.
Price: Weehawken Member: $85.00; Non-mem-
ber: $93.00. Ages 14 and up, Coed.
This course will survey growing vegetables,
flowers and medicinal plants at 7,000 feet. We
will specifically cover the following:
*Greenhouse Growing- Pro¡¯s and Con¡¯s
High Altitude Horticulture
- 5th Annual Mother¡¯s Day Wine Trail. Hotch-
kiss, Saturday, May 11, 11a- 5p. The stops this
year will be: Mesa Winds Farm and Winery; Ler-
oux Creek Vineyards; Liliputian Winery.
Features of the tour include free wine tastings
and delicious hor d¡¯oeuvres at each stop, a fresh
flower for moms and handmade chocolates. For
more info call: 970.872.3019.
- Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, May 25, 7a-10:30a,
Cedaredge Community Center located at 140 NW
2nd Street.
Famous ¡°made from scratch¡± buttermilk pan-
cakes, ham, scrambled eggs, juice & coffee.
Adults $7, Children, Ages 6 to 12, $2, Children
under 6 eat free. Hosted by the Grand Mesa VFW
Post 9221 and Ladies Auxiliary.
Delta County Food & Fun
appearance, taste and
tenderness. This year,
attendees will have
the chance to text their
vote on Saturday and
Sunday to determine
the People¡¯s Choice
winner for Best Bar-
becue Vendor. Se-
lected winners will be
crowned Saturday and
Sunday at 4:10 p.m.
on the main stage in
Beaver Creek Plaza.
May 24- 27, various
locations. For all de-
tails and to purchase
tickets visit: www.
*Potting Up
and Planting
and Organic
that Grow in
Our Region
*Season Ex-
tension for
our Region
*Field Growing- Pro¡¯s
and Con¡¯s
*Germination Tech-
*Soil Requirements
Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
As the unofficial lunch of summertime in the
mountains, top barbecue chefs from around the
state join local chefs in serving up mouth-water-
ing barbecue complemented by thirst-quenching
microbrews at one of the largest Colorado Micro-
brewery beer tastings. To make the 10th anniver-
sary one to remember, this year¡¯s event will fea-
ture a kickoff concert at the Vilar Performing Arts
Center featuring the high-energy Chicago soul
blues of Big James and the Chicago Playboys.
Other musical highlights include Dan Treanor¡¯s
Afrosippi Band Featuring Erica Brown, Too Slim
and the Taildraggers and John N¨¦meth who
will perform live at scheduled times during the
weekend. Barbecue masters will be competing
for bragging rights and $10,000 in cash prizes. On
Saturday a panel of professional judges will rate
pork, beef and side dishes according to
Grab Your Garden Plot
A Cultural Celebration
Cinco de Mayo, May 4th, 500 to 600 block of Main
Street, Downtown Grand Junction.
A minor holiday in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo com-
memorates the Mexican Army¡¯s victory over
France in 1862, at the Battle of Puebla during the
Franco-Mexican War. In the United States, Cinco
de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexi-
can heritage and culture. Come downtown and
join the fun!
A Zen buddhist walks into a pizza parlour
and says, ¡°Make me one with everything.¡±