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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Join the Community Garden!

Located on the west side of the Gilpin County Fairgrounds near the Recreation Center, we provide garden space, water, and planting advice. Please see the 2017 Policies and Contract for more information. Required meeting Saturday, April 29 at 4:30pm at the Exhibit Barn (230 Norton Dr.)

Mountain Plant Sale

Saturday, June 10   9:00am sharp   Gilpin County Fairgrounds
Mountain-hardy plants and shrubs with advice from Colorado Master Gardeners.

New Thermal Camera available- for FREE

A thermal camera has been added to the already popular Home Energy Audit Loan Kit! FLIR Thermal Camera video Use the entire kit to find energy leaks and inefficiencies in your home to help you save energy and money. Call the Extension Office to reserve a Kit for free: 303-582-9106. Borrowing the Thermal Camera requires a $100 fully-refundable deposit. Find more information on HEAL Kits here.

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 EV3s and tablets while hanging out with friends. Be sure to reserve your spot here:

Rainwater Collection is now legal!

Get more information on collecting rainwater.