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Aging Well: Local gardens offer chance to learn, grow with others

Community gardens

■ Steamboat: The Community Roots Garden, located at 629 Oak St., will have 16, 4-foot-by-6-foot raised garden plots available to groups and individuals. Applications will be available March 3 through March 19 online at rcextension.colos… and at the Routt County Extension office, 136 Sixth St. in the Courthouse Annex.

Garden plots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. A $25 fee per plot will be required to help pay water costs. CSU Master Gardeners will provide ongoing classes and guidance. Organizers are seeking volunteers to help build plots and maintain common areas, sponsors to help purchase tools, bike racks, benches and other materials and donations of tools. For more information, call Meagan Coates at 875-7003.

■ Oak Creek: A community garden is planned on land near downtown Oak Creek. Organizers are seeking volunteers to help prepare the site and maintain a plot for hunger, as well as individuals and groups interested in maintaining their own plots throughout the summer. An organizational potluck will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 9 at the Mugshot Coffee Shop. Appetizers are appreciated. For more information about the potluck or garden, call Lynne Paschal at 819-6533.

■ Hayden: The Hayden Garden Club will be working with Ute ethno botanist

Kessley LaRose to build a community garden focused on native plants and growing methods at The Haven Assisted Living Center and Community Center. All residents interested in learning about growing native plants of many types are encouraged to participate. For more information, call Ann Daugherty at 276-2167.