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Colorado State University Extension offices like the one in Jefferson County bring the research and resources of the university within easy reach to our community.

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.

CMG Applications Open!

Colorado Master Gardener applications to be accepted August 1 – September 15th! Training begins October 30th, 2023. Master Gardener volunteers are science-based garden educators powered by Colorado State University who make a difference in local communities by maintaining demonstration gardens, answering help desk questions, and engaging in community outreach! Master gardeners receive extensive training via live and asynchronous online courses, as well as in-person labs. Education includes information specific to gardening in Colorado’s unique soils and climate.

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New Resource!

The newly updated Low Flammability Landscape Plants – 6.305 Factsheet is an update from an original CSU Extension factsheet, "FireWise Plant Materials." This newly updated factsheet was a collaborative effort between Colorado State University Extension and the Colorado State Forest Service. This factsheet is a great tool for deciding what to plant by houses and structures, with the key objective of limiting the amount of flammable plant material. While no plant is “fireproof," certain plants can behave with less volatility compared to more highly flammable plants like juniper that are commonly planted or found near houses and structures.

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Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.