Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Guest Blog: Native Plant Program Offers Field Courses and Indoor Classes

 Become a native plant master (or at least be taught by one!) from our friends at the Colorado State University. Learn about Colorado's beautiful flora and fauna just in time for Spring!

Native Plant Program Offers Field Courses and Indoor Classes

Have you ever wondered about all those beautiful wildflowers you pass by on hikes in the mountains?  Take a Native Plant Master® field course or indoor class and discover the fascinating world of Colorado plants that will enrich your future mountain explorations! 

In an outdoor Native Plant Master (NPM) course, you will learn plant identification and lots of fun facts about native and non-native plants along the trail.  Exciting new indoor classes taught by CSU faculty and other experts include native plant landscaping, native lawns, invasive weeds, poisonous plants, ecological restoration and basic botany.

Classes begin in March.  Register early as many of these popular offerings will have a waiting list later. See http://2012npm.eventbrite.com/ Jefferson County.  For other locations in Colorado, see www.conativeplantmaster.org.  

For a virtual wildflower tour, browse the Colorado Plant Database at http://coloradoplants.jeffco.us.  CPD includes research-based information on more than 1,000 Colorado plants. To contact NPM directly, email yhuang@jeffco.us or call (303) 271-6620.

Colorado State University Extension provides information and education and encourages the application of research-based knowledge in response to local, state and national issues. Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.  For information about Colorado State University Extension, visit http://www.ext.colostate.edu.

Yinyan Huang
Colorado State University Extension
Native Plant Master Program
(303) 271-6620

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