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Dig In: Planning a Colorado Garden for All Seasons

February 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Healthy soil is the foundation for a successful garden. Join permaculture design teacher Kelly Simmons for this workshop on building soil fertility and the benefits of carbon sequestration from these efforts, including an introduction to the basics of building soil fertility through soil stewardship and increasing organic matter, and the carbon sequestration techniques of compost, mulch, holistic range management, biochar, and agroforestry.

Suggested donation $10

Hosted by Laying Groundwork


Kelly L. Simmons, M.Ed, C.S.P. is one of the first 50 sustainability professionals recently certified by the ISSP, and holds a Diploma in permaculture design education and community service. She was the founding Director of the Boulder Sustainability Education Center and has managed the Sustainable Practices Program for the University of Colorado, Boulder for the past six years, where she has been instrumental in developing online curriculum for the Certificate Program. She also teaches permaculture design in the Environmental Studies Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder, at Naropa University, and a variety of community venues around the state of Colorado (and beyond).  Kelly recently won a Sustainability Award from the University of Colorado, Boulder for her work designing the Population Conversation Training program to preserve Dr. Al Bartlett’s award-winning presentation “Sustainability, Population and Energy” after his death.  She is active in sustainability issues both in her community and nationally. She currently serves on the City of Boulder’s Solar Grants Committee. She also co-chairs the Preferred Education Provider Development Committee with the International Society of Sustainability Professionals. Kelly has a Master’s Degree in Education and a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Studies.


February 26, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Arbor Institute
1708 13th St.
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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