News/Media

Income-qualified Pilot Program for Garden In A Box

July 28, 2021 - Phebe Taylor

Resource Central piloted a new program in partnership with the City of Longmont this year to help expand the reach of Garden In A Box to under-served community members. The goal was to offer qualifying residents an easy and affordable way to learn about and install low-water and drought-resistant plants to save both water and

Make Way for Sustainable Landscaping

July 23, 2021 - Jenny Steel

Colorado Water If you’re unfamiliar with Colorado and water demands, we’ve got a quick summary: Colorado is a semi-arid climate which means it’s not ideal for plants and landscapes that prefer moisture. Most of the residential grass on the market thrives in the North East where humidity is plentiful. Due to the increasing population across

Sustainability Community

Eco-Cycle

January 13, 2015 - Resource Central staff

Special Reports & Research Did you know that Eco-cycle is one of the largest nonprofit recyclers in the the United States? Over the last 38 years, this industry leader developed  expertise in recycling and community waste management. Eco-cycle’s Special Reports & Research section is a presentation of their most current and pioneering research in zero-waste,

CSU Extension

January 13, 2015 - Resource Central staff

Planttalk Colorado CSU Extension is the premiere resource for all things plants in the west. Planttalk Colorado is the periodical version of its parent horticultural database. It offers timely and reliable expertise on everything from how to plant a tree, to commonly used plant terms, to a library of local blogs from gardening experts.  

Thought Leadership

CRC 2015 All City Water Report

March 19, 2015 - CRC Water Team

2014 was an exciting year for CRC’s water programs. Whereas 2013 was a year of extremes, starting with drought-like conditions and ending in a flood, 2014 was a mild season, with above average precipitation throughout the summer.

Where’s the Water Going? Factors related to outdoor water use

October 8, 2014 - Morgan Shimabuku

With over 25% of Colorado’s residential water use wasted as runoff from outdoor irrigation, CRC’s Slow the Flow Consultations are on the front line of conservation. This presentation examines the operations and impact of Slow the Flow. While Slow the Flow services make a significantly reduce water use, it turns out that consumer education is

Blog Posts

First Frost Yard and Garden Tips

October 8, 2021 - Ali Colbert

  Happy fall, everyone! The forecast for the week of October 11th shows freezing temps at night for multiple nights for much of the Front Range. Take a look at the forecast for your area to see exactly when that first freezing night will arrive. Also important to note is the last day you planted

A Few Fall Gardening Tips

September 9, 2021 - Phebe Taylor

  We love talking about all things gardening and water conservation through landscape change! Submit your question(s) for the xeric plant enthusiasts – aka the Garden In a Box team – to GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org, and sign up for our monthly Garden In A Box newsletter for more helpful tips and answers! (Visit our Garden In A Box homepage