Another way to celebrate National Pollinator Week on Saturday, June 23, is to join the Ute Trail Community Garden for its annual Outreach Festival.
This community event is an opportunity to see the beautiful gardens, learn from some local garden gurus, and have some fun in the sun.
The garden is located at 13130 W. Jewell Avenue, Lakewood, Colo. (80228) with the entrance just west of the Jewell and Yale intersection.
Festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. and will end around 3:00 p.m.
Some of the free activities include organic gardening classes taught by Denver Urban Gardens Master Gardeners, electronics recycling, vegetable and herb seed giveaway, and garden tours.
Special guests will include award-winning children’s author, Susie Shride, Councilmen Dave Wiechman and Adam Paul, the West Metro Fire Department, and a variety of local groups promoting environmental sustainability.
This community garden is a big supporter of our local Plant a Row for the Hungry effort. Last year the gardeners there donated over 250 pounds of vegetables to the food pantry at the Jeffco Action Center.
The Ute Trail Community Garden, part of the Denver Urban Gardens network and the City of Lakewood, broke ground in 2011.
For more information on the event, contact Laura Stevens, Community Outreach Chairperson, firstname.lastname@example.org.