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2014 Green Gardens Tour

This year’s downtown walking tour of 3 neighbors gardens was a hit, with over 30 curious participants touring the gardens and stimulating conversation! Homes on the tour included Sue Hansen’s house at 331 6th street, Chris and Alysa Selby’s house at 223 Spruce, and Dave and Jean Levine’s house at 202 Spruce. The tour started at […]

2014 Garden Tour – Sept 2

The Annual Sustainable Green Gardens Tour is set for Tuesday September 2nd at 5:30pm and we’re pleased to announce we have three very inspiring downtown homes that are welcoming us into their garden this year!  Highlights include raised beds, a huge variety of vegetables, types of green houses, micro climates, smart watering, and much more! […]

2013 Green Garden Tour

This past Tuesday YVSC and 55+ locals and visitors toured the local permaculture gardens and greenhouse of Elkstone Farm.  The farm’s seedhouse, 3 large hoop warm-houses, pond garden, and and all-season temperate greenhouse impressed all! The tour was lead by the greenhouse designer Michael Thompson of Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, and hosted by Elkstone Farm […]

Local Food Movement in Motion

At our monthly community meeting yesterday, Karen Massey of the Routt County Extension Office for CSU and Barb Parnell of LiveWell Colorado presented the findings from the LiveWell Food Assessment survey.  There are some surprising statistics in this study, you can find a copy of the assessment and the powerpoint presentation below. LiveWell Food Assessment […]

Talking Green Garden Tour huge success!

Over 35 participants meandered the downtown streets of Steamboat with us this past Tuesday to visit with 2 residential garden owners and the community garden, while also listening to experts speak on the subjects of Permaculture (Mary O’Brien), Water Conservation (Chris Zuschlag), and Vermiculture (Chris Bradley). If you missed this great day, TV18 was also […]

YVSC inaugural Green Gardens Tour

This past Saturday, October 9th, YVSC hosted its inaugural Green Gardens Tour.  A little on the cold and wet side, and towards the end of a fruitful season, we saw four unique downtown residences/locations and how they make the most of our short growing season at a high altitude. We heard from locals on the […]