First winners of Renew Our Schools 2.0!

  Renew Our Schools 2.0 is the first energy savings competition with participating schools nationwide! The winning schools have won $2,500 to make energy improvements to their schools.  Congrats to Coronado Hills Elementary School, Oakwood Secondary School, East High School, and South High School for leading the way on school sustainability! Learn more about Renew Read More

General Guidelines on Fertilizing

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:  I never know how much to fertilize or when. Do you have some general guidelines? A: While soil nutrients inevitably become depleted over time, the most important suggestion we can Read More

6 Inspirational Ceiling Ideas

Keep your chin up- there might be a cool ceiling. Is this a new trend? Is this an old trend? We don’t know but we can all probably agree it looks awesome. If you’re wanting to spice up the heavens of your house, check out these inspirational ideas.  Reclaimed Wood: It’s a classic, it’s clean, Read More

Tips on Conditioning Your Soil

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:  Amending my soil feels daunting. What should I consider when thinking about it? A:  The soil in much of Colorado’s Front Range is clay and alkaline. Soil amendments are Read More

7 Spring Upcycling Projects

The weather is getting to that comfortable temperature and it’s just about time to get your Garden In A Box in the ground. Spring is a perfect time to put some reuse on your list. 1. Bathtub Planter A tub outside? It’s unexpected but if you think about it, isn’t a tub just like a Read More

Renew Our Schools 2.0 has begun!

The first national Renew Our Schools competition has launched! Students across the country are learning how to conserve energy. Each school has received an eGauge energy monitor that displays their school’s electricity use in real time, other tools such as light meters to measure energy performance, and their own data dashboard to track results. Stay Read More

The Scoop on Soil Testing

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:  When and how should I test my soil? A:  In a new garden, the value of soil testing lies in establishing a baseline on soil salts, phosphorus, potassium, pH, Read More

Jefferson County Conservation Cup

Young conservationists take the lead! On September 17 – November 16, 4 middle schools in Jefferson County participated in Renew Our Schools. Renew Our Schools is an energy conservation competition empowering students to design and inspire behavioral and energy usage changes in their schools, homes and communities. The program’s 2017 impact numbers include over 17,000 Read More