Gar­den Cal­en­dar

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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;


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; botan­ic­gar­

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; botan­ic­gar­

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; ekar­


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; nicks­gar­den­cen­ 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 liv­ing@den­ver­

Ev­ery Satur­day, Laura Daily and Bryan K. Chavez at com­pile Cheap Check­list to help shop­pers find deals. Send tips to 10 to 14 days in ad­vance.

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