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The CSU Extension in Gilpin County helps mountain residents improve their quality of life by offering a website, classes and programs that provide unbiased, research-based information on forestry, wildfire, wildlife, mountain gardening, noxious weeds and many other issues. Through our 4-H programs, we help youth develop life skills and to become more interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning.

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Forestry Class

Planning Your Mountain Vegetable Garden Saturday, April 29   3:00pm   Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr.)  $5  Discuss how to plan your vegetable garden to maximize space and productivity, all while considering what grows well up here.

Community Garden
Join us!
Applications and info available here
Required Community Garden meeting   Saturday, April 29    4:30pm   Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr.)

Critters In Your Garden   Thursday, May 11   6:30pm   Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr)    $5    Do you have voles or pocket gophers in your garden? Learn how to tell the difference along with ideas on how to defend your garden against rabbits, deer and more.

Mountain Plant Sale   Saturday, June 10   9:00am sharp Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr)  Mountain-hardy plants and advice from Colorado Master Gardeners.

Youth Mountain to Metro Adventure Adventure   June 27-29   Ages 10-12
Contact the Office at 303-582-9106 for more information and to register.

Teen Tech Thursdays
Middle and high schoolers, join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Gilpin County Library for Teen Tech Thursdays. Build robots using lego EV3’s and tablets while hanging out with friends. Be sure to reserve your spot here:

STEAMing Ahead
For youth ages 8-18, meet us at the Gilpin Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr.) every 1st and 3rd Thursday after school (4:15-6:00) for fun science, technology, engineering, art and math projects including lego robots. More on 4-H Explorers in Gilpin County

4-H Afterschool
For youth grades K-5, join us Wednesday after school (4:15-6:00) and Friday from 10:00-12:00 at the Gilpin Rec Center for fun, educational activities including robotics. Must pre-register with the Rec Center 303-582-1453.