Is there anyone on your shopping list who wants to learn more about gardening, chickens, goats, or canning? Are you looking for small (but meaningful) gifts for teachers and extended family? Do you know someone who is hoping for an amazing heirloom garden this spring?
By shopping with Heirloom Gardens you are supporting a local, sustainable business AND giving your friends and family the gift of sustainability in their lives. You can choose the gift that fits your budget and your vision for giving. If you want to give our handmade,...
This is the blog post that announced the Livestock Sitter Resource List on 9/10/13. For the current, updated list, click here.
Note: The following list is a compilation of people who responded to a request for a livestock sitter. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by Heirloom Gardens. Those wishing to hire a livestock sitter will need to vet candidates themselves and negotiate terms/payments for services.
Denver and the Surrounding Communities
I would wager that all of us — no matter how good our intentions or how comprehensive our education around food — have at least one junk food indulgence. I’ll be upfront about mine… Even though my husband could hardly hide his disgust, for a LONG time my junk-treat was 7-11 nachos. Really. From the machine. Not melt-some-chips-on-cheese-at-home nachos. It was the kind that could not possibly be replicated in a kitchen.
Now, I’m not saying that indulgences are necessarily bad. We all need treats from time to time,...
My husband’s birthday was earlier this month, and among our dinner guests we had people who were vegetarian, gluten-free, and couldn’t digest cow dairy. I was so grateful to be preparing the meal in August, when there is lots of inspiring, in-season produce available! We decided on a Mediterranean-themed dinner. Even if you’re not navigating a variety of dietary preferences, Mediterranean food + summer produce = a delicious meal.
Although I love cooking and cookbooks, I was trained in the “a little of this, a little of...
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be partnering with The Savvy Hen to offer urban homesteading classes and talks in Boulder! The Savvy Hen is Boulder’s premier urban farming and feed store, and is located at 1908 Pearl Street, Boulder CO 80302.
Urban Homesteading in Action
Saturday, September 14th
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Pictures and stories from a Denver urban homestead. Includes:
Front and back yard gardening
Neighborhood Supported Agriculture (NSA)
Backyard chickens, goats, ducks, and bees
Summer is just beginning to round the corner and head toward fall, and for gardeners that means one thing — canning season! I’m so excited to be teaching canning classes at Denver Botanic Gardens this year. It’s a lot of fun to share this thing that I love to do with other engaged, interested people. (Please forgive the poor quality of the pictures — there was a lot going on!)
We have one more Simple Water Bath Canning class scheduled this year (click here for more information and to...
Saturday, September 28th
10:00am – 3:00pm
$5 per person
Organized by Denver Botanic Gardens and Heirloom Gardens
Interested in sustainable home practices, self-sufficiency, and lifelong learning? Then join us on Saturday, September 28th for the 4th annual tour of local urban homesteads. See food production, chicken- and goat-keeping, backyard bees, natural building, composting, sustainable design, and more applied in all kinds of spaces and neighborhoods.
This self-guided tour is open-house style (a bit of “choose your own...
Saturday, June 22nd
8:00am – 1:00pm
Cherry Creek Market (1st and University, near Bed Bath & Beyond)
This coming Saturday is our LAST day at the farmers’ market, and we’re celebrating by offering all of our seedlings for half price! Organic, heirloom vegetable and herb seedlings for $2.50-$3.50 (formerly $5-$7). We’ll have:
Tomatoes (and some of them are BIG)
Sweet and hot peppers
Summer squash (just a few)
Herbs, including basil
Come on down and see us! It’s not too late to fill...
Friday, June 21st
10:00am – 11:00am
NW Denver near I-70 & Sheridan (email info@eatwhereUlive.com for exact address)
We’re doing a big barnyard clean-out and will have lots of manure/straw combo to give away! Here are the details:
It will be mostly a combination of chicken & goat manure and weed-free straw, but there will also be some alfalfa hay mixed in there.
Most of the mixture will be wet and fairly aromatic, so you may want to dig it into your soil (or plan on top-dressing it with dry mulch) rather than using it as...
This month’s soaps were created for men in celebration of Father’s Day. A lot of the soap recipes tend to skew toward women, simply because all of the floral/sweet scents are so much fun to work with. But there’s nothing that says that men can’t also enjoy a bar of handmade soap! In fact, I know several men who appreciate using the soap, particularly for shaving.
The first soap is called “Simply Oats & Honey.” It doesn’t have any essential oils or other added fanciness – just oats, honey, the base oils, and goat...