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    Jul
    25
    Mon
    Yoga in the Gardens
    Jul 25 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am

    $12 per person. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza”. Limited yoga mats available.

    Jul
    27
    Wed
    Yoga in the Gardens
    Jul 27 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am

    $12 per person. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza”. Limited yoga mats available.

    Jul
    28
    Thu
    Plant Labs! “Land Forest and Ocean Forest”
    Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Ages 10 – Adult; $5 per person, TO REGISTER CALL 970-476-0103 X3

    All organisms that live in a forest need to be able to find food, reproduce, avoid being eaten and adjust to their environment. Learn the role of biotic and abiotic factors that affect the land and ocean forests, from beavers to sea otters, from spiders to crabs.

    Imagine all the components necessary to make up an ecosystem in a land and sea forest, how the residents have adapted to their environment, and then artistically create your own!

    Chefs in the Gardens
    Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Chef presenting for this day is still TBD.

    Jul
    29
    Fri
    Yoga in the Gardens
    Jul 29 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am

    $12 per person. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza”. Limited yoga mats available.

    Trough Planting Workshop
    Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Trough Demonstration with Rock Gardening Plants

    To register CLICK HERE

    Join Mike Kintgen of Denver Botanical Gardens, and Nick Courtens of Betty Ford Alpine Gardens for a DIY demonstration on Trough Rock Gardens. This event is free and open to the public with an opportunity for participants to purchase and plant their own trough to take home.

    For those unfamiliar, a trough is a special type of container that can withstand freezing and thawing, so it is a great vessel to plant hardy rock gardening plants in. This container can be planted and placed outdoors year round.

    For more information please call the CSU Extension office at 970-328-8630 or Betty Ford Alpine Gardens at 970-476-0103

    When
    Fri Jul 29, 2016 1pm – 5pm Mountain Time

    Where: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center (located in West Ford Park along Betty Ford Way and Gore Creek

    Jul
    30
    Sat
    CoNPS Ethnobotany
    Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Colorado Native American Ethnobotany

    Saturday, July 30 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM; $45 (CoNPS member) $55 (non-member)
    Ethnobotany and its partial role in the lives of Colorado’s historic Native American peoples will form the foundation of the instruction. The morning and midday sessions will include two presentations held at the new Betty Ford Alpine Gardens (BFAG) Education Center. The first will focus on ethnobotany and briefly examine its history, evolution, and development as a field of study. The second will focus on Colorado’s historic Native American peoples and a selection of native plants they often used. After lunch, we will venture into the nearby BFAG and Vail Nature Center to enjoy and discuss Colorado Native American ethnobotany in both a garden setting and in the field. We will have a final wrap-up back at the BFAG Education Center.

    Instructor: Lynn Albers is a forty-year student of the historical and cultural uses of Colorado native plants. Currently enrolled in a Cultural Resource Management graduate program at Adams State University, Lynn previously created her own undergraduate program focused in Historical Ethnobotany at Mesa State College/Colorado Mesa University. She is a Native Plant Master trainer for Colorado State University Extension – Eagle and Garfield Counties.

    Please register for the workshop through the Colorado Native Plant Society’s website: https://conps.org/workshops/

    Aug
    1
    Mon
    Yoga in the Gardens
    Aug 1 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am

    $12 per person. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza”. Limited yoga mats available.

    Aug
    3
    Wed
    Yoga in the Gardens
    Aug 3 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am

    $12 per person. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza”. Limited yoga mats available.

    Aug
    4
    Thu
    Chefs in the Gardens
    Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Chef presenting for this day is still TBD.

    Aug
    5
    Fri
    Quang Ho | En Plein Air Painting Workshop @ Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
    Aug 5 – Aug 7 all-day
    Yoga in the Gardens
    Aug 5 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am

    $12 per person. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza”. Limited yoga mats available.

    Aug
    7
    Sun
    Intimate Evening w/ World Renowned Painter Quang Ho
    Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm

    To register for this event click HERE

    Spend and evening at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center with world renowned painter, Quang Ho.The evening includes wine and appetizers by Root and Flower Wine Bar in Vail and a painting demonstration by Quang at 6pm.

    Quang is a Colorado native. Working mostly in oils and occasionally watercolor and pastels, Ho’s subject matter ranges from still-life, landscapes, interiors, and dancers, to figuratives.

    Aug
    8
    Mon
    Mushroom Ex Arrives
    Aug 8 all-day
    Yoga in the Gardens
    Aug 8 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am

    $12 per person. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza”. Limited yoga mats available.

    Aug
    10
    Wed
    Yoga in the Gardens
    Aug 10 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am

    $12 per person. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza”. Limited yoga mats available.

    Aug
    11
    Thu
    PleinAir Painting Workshop | Cheryl St. John @ Main Gate
    Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Come join us for a fun day of painting colorful alpine flowers at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

    All levels of painters are welcome and must have their own supplies.

    We will be working on composition, design, color mixing and how to simplify to make a beautiful painting.

    Workshops will start at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. We will take a lunch break in the garden, so bring a sack lunch to enjoy amidst the flowers.

    Class fee: $60

    Workshop Dates: (Choose one or all three)!
    Tuesday, June 30, 2016
    Thursday, July 21, 2016
    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    Exhibit – Mushrooms: Keys to the Kingdom Fungi
    Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm

    An exhibit vividly portraying the intriguing lives and important roles of fungi in our environment. The exhibit is based around 30 photographs of mushrooms (the fruiting bodies of fungi) in the wild, taken by Northern California plants people and naturalists, John Whittlesey and Jennifer Jewell.

    Chefs in the Gardens
    Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Chef presenting for this day is still TBD.

    Aug
    12
    Fri
    Yoga in the Gardens
    Aug 12 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am

    $12 per person. Local expert staff of rotating teachers with diverse backgrounds. Yoga takes place in the gardens “alpine plaza”. Limited yoga mats available.