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Successful 2022 LGG Plant Sale - Long Ago Sold Out!
Link to 2023 Plant Sale webpage


The Littleton Garden Gang, as distinct from the older and revered Littleton Garden Club, started when Betty HARRIS began teaching classes on how to grow more food in Colorado with less water. the focus was also on soil, composting, native plants, and pollinators.

These classes came about because Betty received a grant from the City of Littleton, Colorado, a part of Arapahoe County, for part of the tuition for a nine-day class at the Woodbine Ecology Center. As a condition of this grant, Betty was requested to disseminate what information she had learned at the Woodbine facility.

Betty includes in her classes such things as how to make soil (which is biology) out of our Colorado clay and dirt (which is chemistry) and provides links to other information like transplanting in the fall.

Colorado Native Plant Society has info about plants native to the state of Colorado.

Scroll down below the calendar for more information.

2024
Littleton Garden Gang Event Schedule:
Fri Mar 1 - Start planting seeds inside for this year.
    This means you will need inside growing space with light or a heated greenhouse space.
    Consider the heating costs of planting before April.
    Pepper seeds should be started first because they take a lot longer to sprout!

Sun Mar 17 - ☘️ Happy St Patrick's Day 🍀
    This is a good time to do the following:
    Plant potato sets, green peas, and onion sets outside in your garden.

Thu Mar 21 - Celebrate the Vernal Equinox
    the First Day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere
    halfway between the Summer and Winter Solstices

Sun Mar 31 - Happy Easter! 🐰
    10 am at Prince of Peace Ch of Brethren
    7000 S. Windermere St., Littleton 80120

Mon Apr 22 - Earth Day
    This is a good time to do the following:
    Volunteer with LGG to help plant trees for Littleton citizens.

Wed May 1 - Merry May Day
    Celebrate the Cross-Quarter Date 🌻
    halfway between Vernal Equinox and Summer Solstice

Sun May 12 - Happy Mother's Day
    a Trinity
    👶 👩 👵
    the maiden, the mother, and the crone

Sat May 18 - LGG Annuals Plant Sale
    🌼
    Always the first Saturday after Mother's Day
    Always in the parking lot of
    the Prince of Peace Ch of Breth 7000 S. Windermere
    Members of LGG can ask for a booth space
      for a $25 donation to the church.
    Each member will need to provide their own tent.
    Contact Betty A. Harris for details and reservations
    at <betty@littletongardengang.com>.
    🌻

Fri Jun 21 - Happy Summer Solstice
    Merry Mid-Summer Night
    the season of the longest day of the year

Tue Aug 6 - Happy August 6th
    This is a Cross-Quarter Date
    halfway between Summer Solstice and Autumnal Equinox

Write to Betty at <betty@littletongardengang.com>

Here is a list of when to plant what by Paul Szilard.

Since the Planet is in a climate crisis and the citizens need to be involved in solutions, then garden gang members might want to consider joining Citizens Climate Lobby to help push elected officials.

Sometimes we study companion planting and here is an additional separate link from The Old Farmer's Almanac.

We often study recycling opportunities.

Here is Donna Berti's document showing plants that pollinators do like.

Flowers for Bees.

Here is a document by Donna Berti showing what plants Japanese Beetles do NOT like.

Here is how to grow blueberries in Colorado.

Here is concerning saving seeds in Colorado.


Write to Betty via email.

Sponsored by Betty Harris and Ray Flesher
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