Knowing Your Yard

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Class now comes with a cool zine with detailed notes, recipes, and illustrations!

Learn how to steward Denver’s urban ecosystem in your own yard with Dani Slabaugh.

Learn simple ways to ditch landscaping chemicals and labor intensive processes, grow healthier trees and gardens, and contribute to a healthier urban ecosystem through your front yard! In this 2 hour class you will learn:

-Soil biology 101: The backbone of all effective organic and regenerative gardening
-No-till garden methods: How to cultivate new gardens without harming soil health, or breaking your back.
-Chemical free DIY alternatives: Easy alternatives to Miracle Gro and Roundup (or other chemical lawn products) that can help support healthier human and non-human communities.
-Tree care 101: How to understand what your trees are telling you, how to go about routine tree care like mulching and basic pruning, and when to call a professional arborist (and what qualifications you should look for).
-Other topics as requested: What are your burning questions? Email and mention other topics that you hope to learn about. (Rainwater harvesting and stormwater garden basics, vegetable and fruit tree cultivation, creating a site plan for your yard, native plant selection, composting, creating habitat gardens etc.)

About the instructor: Dani Slabaugh holds a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and more importantly has more than a decade of experience as a professional regenerative garden designer, installer, and teacher. Learn more about her work at

*Masks required to keep us all safe and healthy!

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All ages welcome

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