Denver Compost Demonstration Site
Aug. 2: Learn how to make compost and feed your yard. 6:30-8 p.m. Free.
Aug. 5: Learn how to make compost and feed your yard, 9-11 a.m., free; gain worm composting techniques during Worm Workshop, 9-11 a.m., free. Gove Community Garden; 1325 Colorado Blvd.; 303292-9900; dug.org
Denver Botanic Gardens, Chatfield
July 29-Sept. 24: In partnership with the Butterfly Pavilion, Denver Botanic Gardens presents hundreds of native butterflies among native plant species, including monarchs and painted ladies. 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. $4 ($2 per member).
Chatfield Farms; 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton; 720-865-3500; botanicgardens.org
Denver Botanic Gardens
Aug. 2: The first of three Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) showcases offers a number of educational, fun activities from the Museum of Outdoor Arts, HawkQuest, Swallow Hill Music and more. 5-8:30 p.m. Free with half-price admission. Aug. 5: During the Colorado Water Garden Society’s Water Blossom Festival, peruse beautiful water lilies, lotuses and other aquatic plants, plus get a free plant (while supplies last). 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free with admission.
1007 York St.; 720-865-3552; botanicgardens.org
Ekar Urban Farm
July 29: People of all ages can help plant, tend and harvest more than 100 varieties of organic vegetables, 9 a.m. to noon, free (tools provided, bring water, a hat and sunscreen); kids can join the “Future Farmers’ Program,” which offers family farm projects and fun activities, 10 a.m., free (ages 4-10).
181 S. Oneida St.; 303-520-7581; ekarfarm.org
Nick’s Garden Center
Aug. 19-20: Multiple koi vendors, advice regarding koi and pond-based gardens, plus a koi panel ranking the best fish. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.; 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun. Free.
2001 S. Chambers Road; 303-696-6657; nicksgardencenter.com Mail info 10-14 days in advance to Food Calendar, Features Department, The Denver Post, 101 W. Colfax Ave., Suite 600, Denver, CO 80202; fax 303954-1679; email firstname.lastname@example.org.