COVER STORY: Community gardens provide numerous physical, mental benefits for all ages
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COVER STORY: Community gardens provide numerous physical, mental benefits for all ages

By Jeffrey V. Smith FRONT RANGE There are plenty of reasons to participate in a community garden. Benefits range from the physical to mental. Here in the mountains, they provide an opportunity for people with limited space, soil or water rights to grow their own vegetables and flowers while giving an opportunity to meet neighbors … Continue reading

Community gardens cultivate flowers, relationships
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Community gardens cultivate flowers, relationships

By Jennifer Pund FRONT RANGE Gardening at altitude comes with many challenges, but is balanced by its rewards. Like anywhere, mountain gardeners find both physical and emotional benefits from cultivating food and flowers. Increased exercise, enjoying the outdoors, contributing to a sustainable lifestyle and even learning a life lesson or two are just a few … Continue reading

‘Smash Hammer’ helps raise awareness of composting, sustainable solutions
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‘Smash Hammer’ helps raise awareness of composting, sustainable solutions

One of the many ways to compost your used jack-o-lantern at Pumpkin Smash. IDAHO SPRINGS The Pumpkin Smash is a free, family-friendly event that brings awareness to composting and other community minded sustainability solutions in a fun and engaging setting. The 6th Annual Pumpkin Smash, which takes place Nov. 1 at Idaho Springs’ Shelly/Quinn Ballfield … Continue reading