Sunday, June 22, 2008

Don't Miss This One

O.K., I'm back -- just in time to publicize some very cool stuff going on at Denver Botanic Gardens (DBG).

DBG has recently launched a series of classes on sustainable living called The Urban Homestead. These classes are designed to provide the skills necessary to grow your own food on even the smallest city lot.

Don't miss this one:

Thursday, July 24, 7:00 p.m.
Community Film Screening and Local Food Open House
'The Real Dirt on Farmer John'
Denver Botanic Gardens Mitchell Hall
Meet Farmer John, whose inspirational story has won accolades and awards at film festivals around the world. The Real Dirt on Farmer John charts the story of a family farm from its traditional roots through its reinvention as a haven for hippies and artists, its tragic collapse in the farm debt crisis of the 80s, and finally its transformation into one of the largest Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms in the United States, a beacon of today's booming organic farming movement. Come early to visit an expo of local farmers, co-ops, community gardens and markets and meet your local 'Farmer Johns'! Please note: this film contains brief nudity and references to drug use. $10 suggested donation; pre-registration recommended due to limited space. To register, call 720-865-3580 or visit .

Direct link to register for the film:

More information about Farmer John (and his movie):

YouTube trailer:

Look for other classes in the Urban Homestead series in the events section of this blogsite by clicking here.

1 comment:

ClaireWalter said...

Glad you're back blogging.

FWIW, Restaurant 1876 in the Grand Hyatt Denver and the Denver Botanic Garden are are promoting prix fixe dinners through fall featuring Colorado herbs. I wrote about them (including photos) at -- and the basil I brought home with me is flourishing.

Claire @