Want to be greener? Learn more about sustainability in the Yampa Valley:

Why Urban Trees Are So Important

From Sierra Club magazine Trees cover an estimated 20.9 million acres of urban land in the continental United States. That’s 3,659 square feet of urban forest per city dweller—about the size of a not-so-modest four-bedroom house. But like housing, trees are not equally distributed across American cities. Studies have shown that there is a higher […]

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! […]

The Trees are Thriving

  Steamboat Springs — If I had to guess how many thousands of buckets of water the Service Learning Corps and Community Youth Corps students carried this summer to water the seedlings planted as part of ReTree Steamboat, I would say at least 5,000. And because of all those buckets, I can report the trees are […]

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 […]

Greenhorns: A documentary film about young farmers

December 5th, 6pm CMC Auditorium Come discuss growing food in a mountain community with local producers! Sponsored by Students for Sustainability  

Winterize your garden with TwinGro!

If you haven’t ordered some already, you can pick up a small load of TwinGro compost (locally-formulated with local ingredients!) at the Community Recycles Drop-Off Day tomorrow! TwinGro Compost will be for sale, dirt cheap, so bring a bucket to capture some of this brown gold for mixing into your garden’s soil through winter; it’ll […]