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CSU Extension, Jefferson County provides research-based information and innovative services that aid in developing youth, further the local production and consumption of healthy foods, and enhance plant life and natural resources.

Design Your Own Native Plant Garden

Whether you are looking to incorporate natives into your conventional garden or have been gardening with natives for years, there are certain landscape design guidelines that can help you create a successful space to enjoy for years to come. Look beyond just the plant palette and get into the details of how the space is "put together". In this one hour "lunch and learn" webinar, we will cover the basics of landscape design as well as plant combinations and site selection.

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Open House Oct. 17 - Find out about 4-H!

Monday, October 17, youth and their families have an opportunity to find out about 4-H clubs and groups in Jefferson County! As we begin the 4-H Youth Development year, this is a great time to sign up youth aged 8-18. A Cloverbuds program for 5-7 year olds is also available. The Open House will be held from 6-8:30 PM in the Event Center on the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave, Golden. Jeffco 4-H clubs and their members will be on site to share information. Questions: Contact Lisa Sholten (303-271-6620).

Details about 4-H in Jeffco. 

Heat Stress? Fall Harvest Questions?

It has been a hot and dry summer for fruits and vegetables! If you have a question about how to help your garden reach harvest time, we have great resources: Call (303.271.6632) or e-mail ( our Master Gardener hotline; Stop by our office with a sample of your plant for diagnosis

Info about common landscape & garden problems