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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.

Every Spring in May the Littleton Garden Gang Annual Plant Sale is held.
Henry Gong took wonderful photos of our event.

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

Sat Sep 21 - 🍂 Autumnal Equinox 🍁
    Happy Autumnal Equinox
    the beginning of Fall in the Northern Hemisphere
    days and nights are now of equal length

Thu Oct 31 - 👻 Halloween 👻
    Happy Halloween; Trick or Treat
    or Trick or Trunk if you prefer and are a modern
    This is also a Cross-Quarter Date
    a day halfway between Autumnal Equinox and Winter Solstice

Tue Nov 5 - Guy Fawkes Day 🔥
    Always remember the fifth of November
    (a plot to dynamite the Parliament Building in London in the year 1605CE.)

Sat Nov 23 - 🦃 Happy Thanksgiving Day 🏈

Sat Dec 21 - Happy Winter Solstice ❄️
    the season of the shortest day of the year

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
Write to Betty's website administrator via email.