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Elkstone Garden Tour

Thursday, August 24Greenhouse Interior
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Elkstone Farm
40345 Virtus Way, Steamboat Springs, CO

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YVSC’s annual Garden Tour will be held at Elkstone Farm. This is a tour you don’t want to miss! Elkstone only offers private tours to a very limited number of people a year. Light appetizers will be provided, courtesy of Elkstone Farm.

Elkstone is dedicated to responsible stewardship of the land, in the spirit of our valley’s agricultural heritage. We contribute to our vibrant, local community, by providing the finest, sustainably produced products from our farm to your table. By sharing knowledge and resources, we strive to inspire healthy living now and in the future.

Taking a cue from the valley’s earlier inhabitants, we’re endeavoring to bring commercial produce back to Strawberry Park. In the early 1900s, this fertile area just north of downtown Steamboat Springs, was known for its commercially-successful Remington strawberries. Plants yielded large berries that were ripe long after plants from lower elevation farms had stopped bearing fruit. Prosperous years promised local farmers a generous profit, but the boom ended in 1916.

Caring about the environment doesn’t stop with concern about how we grow our food. It also includes trying to be a good steward of all our resources and evaluating options for optimally managing them. At Elkstone Farm we implement multiple approaches to help steward the land. These include: Permaculture and Organic Gardening, Building Practices, and Alternative Energy.