Toilet upgrade program starts Thursday

Boulder nonprofit Resource Central teams with Patagonia to help local residents save water and money with every flush.  Local residents with wasteful old toilets can upgrade to a new, high-efficiency one for half the cost of a typical toilet thanks to a nonprofit water conservation program that’s ramping up. Resource Central, a nonprofit based in Read More

How To Support Pollinators With Your Garden

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: Why is it important to create pollinator friendly habitats? What can I do to create a garden space that supports local pollinators? A: Pollinators of all sorts are threatened by Read More

Gifts From Your Garden

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org   Q: My vegetable garden is thriving and I would like some creative suggestions about ways to share its delights with my friends and family. A: Part of the joy Read More

Emerald Ash Borer and Japanese Beetle: The Terrible Two

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: What’s the hype around the Emerald Ash Borer? How will I know if an ash tree is infested with EAB? Q: The Japanese Beetles are out! How do I protect Read More

Renew Our Schools Receives Grant Allowing for 30 Underserved Middle Schools to Participate in an Energy Reduction Program

Renew Our Schools has some exciting news to share!  A generous grant from All Points North Foundation (http://www.allpointsnorthfoundation.org/) will support Renew Our Schools’ engagement of some 30 underserved middle schools from anywhere in the U.S. to participate in our energy reduction program for only $200. The program has schools compete to reduce their energy use Read More

Plant Propagation Methods

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q:  What does ‘propagation by division’ mean? Is that the best way to propagate plants? A: Propagation runs the gamut from planting seeds, all the way through to grafting. Some plants Read More

June 8th – Cheers to the Environment

We have been in continual cheers since the announcement of the 2019 Avery Brewing Invitational & Anniversary Party. This year, the events’ proceeds will go to support conservation programs in our community with Resource Central. Before diving into our favorite Avery beers, here’s what you need to know about the party. Over 200 beers from 75+ Read More

5 Ways to Xeriscape on a Budget

by Emily Cross Reeves Replacing a grass lawn with low-water, low-maintenance xeriscape seems like a no-brainer to many people who live through the dry, hot summers of Colorado, but somehow we still see grass lawn after grass lawn in neighborhoods across the state. Why? Oftentimes a grass lawn is left alone because people are concerned Read More

Xeriscaping in Colorado: A Step by Step Guide

by Emily Cross Reeves “Xeriscape” has been a buzzword in the drought-ridden west for several years now, but as we face summers that are getting drier and hotter in Colorado, it’s becoming more important than ever to buckle down on replacing water-hungry grass lawns with drought-tolerant plants and xeric gardens. We want to make it Read More