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Our 2023 Colorado Master Gardener cohort has been selected and we are eagerly awaiting the start of their curriculum in January. If you missed the chance to be a part of the 2023 Colorado Master Gardener cohort, you’re welcome to join us for the 2024 cohort! To be added to the interest list, click on the link to “Jeffco Master Gardeners Interest List”, also found in the list of resources at the bottom right of this page.  Applications will be emailed to those on the interest list in September 2023.  Additional information on the Colorado Master Gardener (CMG) program, as well as the Colorado Gardener Certificate program, is available at the State Master Gardener Program webpage. You can also email the Volunteer Coordinator (edecker@jeffco.us) for specific questions related to the program.

We’d also like to thank all of our CMG’s for learning, volunteering, and growing with us during 2022! In total, our Jefferson County CMG’s spent 3,711 hours volunteering across our various projects this year, as well as 1,140 hours on continued education. Please join us in applauding their wonderful contributions to horticultural education and food accessibility within Jefferson County!!!

Jefferson County CMG’s applaud our director, Jeni Carter, during an autumn appreciation event.
Jefferson County CMG’s Cherie Luke and Pat Korbel showcase CSU Extension at the Evergreen Farmers’ Market.
Some year-end produce found during fall clean-up at our Horticulture Demonstration Garden.
CMG’s work together to differentiate underground storage organs at our Winter Workshop.
CMG’s John Baltich and Jill Knussmann assess one of three bee hives near our Horticulture Demonstration Garden.

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.