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Waterwise Garden Goes Big

        In partnership with Denver Botanic Gardens and Northern Water, Resource Central, a local conservation-focused nonprofit, is excited to announce the newest Garden In A Box offering, Splendid Seasons. This new waterwise garden covers 200 square feet, making it the largest ever offered in the Garden In A Box program’s 19 year

Tales of Turf Removal: Part 3

Beverly, a Thornton resident, decided to embark on her very first turf replacement project this year. Even though she ran into a few unforeseen challenges along the way, she is already planning to convert another section of lawn. Beverly’s enthusiasm and love for her new garden is infectious. Learn more about some of the successes and

Measuring Rain for Science!

  Whether it’s for your garden, or your rain barrel, it’s always good to know how much rain you actually received.  Rainfall is extremely variable; as you’ve probably witnessed, it could be raining across the street but not on you.  You may also know that the amount reported on the news comes from Denver International Airport

How to Prevent Summer Damage to 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: How can I prevent damage to my garden from Colorado’s erratic weather? A: During Colorado’s summer months, most of the environmental damage to our plants is temperature and moisture related.

Gardening Tips for a Successful First Year

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: Now that I picked up and planted my Garden In A Box, what do I need to do to give it a successful first year? A: Start with reading the

Resource Central launches H2Own It initiative to tackle water scarcity

As Colorado families start their sprinklers for the season, a local nonprofit is kicking off a new initiative to ensure families don’t get soaked by soggy landscapes and leaky fixtures. Resource Central, a nonprofit based in Boulder, has launched H2Own It — a new water conservation initiative to engage thousands of Colorado residents with easy

Garden In A Box xeriscape program attracts hummingbirds, honeybees, & homeowners

DENVER – With spring landscape season nearly here, Denver-area families are participating in water conservation programs at a scorching pace, according to Resource Central, a nonprofit based in Boulder. Three times as many families have reserved drought-tolerant Garden In A Box kits this month – that’s 2200 xeriscape gardens in just two weeks – compared