Steamboat Briefs: Gardening workshops hosted Sept. 24 and 27

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Yampatika and Deep Roots are co-sponsoring a new series of gardening worshops called From the Ground Up. The workshops are from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 24 and from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 27.

The series begins with a tour of Yampatika's new presence on an old ranch: the Legacy Ranch south of Steamboat Springs. The plan is to install an heirloom vegetable garden on the property, in an area that probably hasn't ever seen a garden.

The workshop series will include a discussion about how to determine the location of the garden, taking into consideration factors such as sunlight and water, and what to do to prepare the soil for good food production.

There also will be hands-on work. Call Yampatika at 871-9151.

Doc Willett Awards to be handed out today

The Doc Willett Health Care Heritage Awards take place today at the Strings Music Pavilion. The event will honor Dr. Larry Bookman and John Kerst as the first recipients of a new award named in memory of Dr. Frederick E. Willett. Tickets cost $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Admission includes a 7 p.m. cocktail and appetizer reception with music by the Yampa Valley Boys, followed by additional entertainment and the awards ceremony hosted by Verne Lundquist.

Call the foundation at 871-0700 or visit www.yvmc.org/DocWillett.

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