"Green chiles are important to me," says gardener Letitia Salazar Monk. The Anaheim green chiles that she grows at the Eastside Growers Collective are a symbol of her heritage: Her ancestors were Yaki hunters in New Mexico, and her philosophy is rooted in indigenous food production and gathering. S ... More >>
Yesterday, our Melanie Asmar wrote about the closure of West High School until Wednesday following the discovery of bedbugs in a classroom. Asmar, the author of a feature article on bedbugs, asked our readers if the incident suggests a wider bedbug problem in Denver, and here's one of the uncomforta ... More >>
West High School is closed until Wednesday so that exterminators can ensure the campus is bedbug-free after three of the little suckers were found in a classroom, according to a letter sent home to parents and shared in its entirety by 7NEWS. In the letter, West's principals assure parents that area ... More >>
Denver Urban Gardens has over 100 gardens in and around Denver, so chances are, if you've live anywhere near or in Denver, you've seen one. Urban gardening provides community residents the oppurtunity to grow their own food, participate in urban renewal and to help local nonprofits out with h ... More >>
Jenny AnDespite Colorado's short growing season, there's a growing movement in town of restaurants starting their own gardens. And Parsley has taken the local movement to a new level -- its roof. The tiny, organically-minded lunch spot in the Golden Triangle has planted a garden on top of it ... More >>
Traditionally, several Native American groups planted sunflowers on the north side of their gardens as a "fourth sister" to complement the better known three sisters combination of corn, beans, and squash. Denver gardeners can cultivate a quick history and pay tribute to a north-side Denver ... More >>
FlickrAt this writing, the most viewed Boulder Daily Camera article involves Christian Eduardo Guitierrez and Christopher James Bagnall II, 26-year-olds ticketed for allegedly picking, stomping or otherwise destroying tulips on the Pearl Street Mall. It's a uniquely Boulder story -- one that ... More >>
TripAdvisor Bedbugs are the stuff of horror movies -- an army of bloodsuckers that sup on your flesh when you're most vulnerable. But they can be good for sales: The fear of getting eaten whilst sleeping is enough to convince most people to buy a product that claims to kill them. Combine that ... More >>
When Mike Lindsey and his family traveled to Mexico in 2008 for Christmas, they brought home more than memories. Bedbugs, the subject of this week's cover story, "Bug Bedlam," hitched a ride from their rental house to the Lindseys' Fort Collins home.
"Bug Bedlam," this week's cover story about Denver's bedbug infestation, has inspired readers to post stories of their own battles with the tiny bloodsuckers. One story, from the former manager of a Capitol Hill apartment complex, was accompanied by some of the most disgusting, creepy-crawly ... More >>
Bedbugs, which are the subject of this week's feature, "Bug Bedlam," are truly creepy. If you need proof, watch these video clips of them sucking human blood, pooping and procreating. But nasty as they are, there are also some nasty rumors out there about them that are just plain fiction. ... More >>
Denver's bedbug infestation has been called one of the worst in the country. But is that true? As explained in this week's cover story, "Bug Bedlam," it's tough to tell, since the city doesn't track bedbug infestations. But it does take complaints about them through the Department of Environ ... More >>
Bob Hancock is a biology professor at Metro State College. He's also "Mosquito Man," star of the documentary The Bedbugs of London. In it, Hancock journeys to London in search of an infested hotel room in which to spend the night. Along the way, he offers facts about the bloodsuckers, as well ... More >>
Mr. Bug, I presume. Yesterday, we told you that the bed bug-killahs are in town: An estimated 500 pest management professionals are attending the inaugural National Bed Bug Forum in Broomfield, which runs through tomorrow. The shindig is hosted by the National Pest Management Association, whi ... More >>
Right now, more than 500 people are meeting at a hotel in Broomfield to learn about one creepy, crawly, nationwide problem: bed bugs. The National Bed Bug Forum is the first event of its kind in recent memory, says Missy Henriksen, spokewoman for the National Pest Management Association. Why ... More >>
railyarddogs.orgRailyard Dog Park construction.Students returning to East High School today can look forward to a lesson in community involvement over the next two years, courtesy of Denver's parks department. By the end of September, the city plans to demolish the former Safeway/Church in t ... More >>
Joel WarnerHolly Arnold Kinney and neighbor Matt Slater in Kinney's greenhouseUrbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, covering everything from backy ... More >>
For everything, there is a season -- and for this greenhouse, it's the last winter.This week, crews at the Denver Botanic Gardens are removing ten greenhouses, many of which have been at the DBG's York Street site for decades, in advance of a $16 million renovation that should be completed by ... More >>
Urbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, covering everything from backyard chickens to front-lawn gardens, from greenhouses to co-ops and food-sharing. Chec ... More >>
Channel your inner fairy or elf at this annual springtime parade.
For weeks, I chronicled my attempts to grow a Denver Daisy -- a PlantSelect seed that's the progeny of Rudbeckia birta and Rudbeckia "Prairie Sun," specifically chosen to commemorate the City and County of Denver's 150th birthday on November 22, 2008," according to the packets of free seeds distribu ... More >>
On day eight -- a dozen short of the predicted germination date -- my second pot of Denver daisies hit the dirt. As detailed in this report, the sole Denver daisy to emerge from my last attempt mysteriously disappeared into dust while I was out of town. This time, the culprit was clear: a squirrel ... More >>
When it comes to the Southwest, English is the new Spanish.
Old Matelski had a farm ...
CSU Master Gardener website
The French Flat
A fear of development is growing in community gardens around Denver.
The Original Dinner Party is serving up a rotten deal.
Rosedale Community Garden gives people a little piece of the prairie.
Box Canyon Restoration, City Park
Groundcovers Greenhouse and Nursery
Pleasant Avenue Nursery
Paths of Glory.
North High school's Greenhouse Club keeps on growing.
Greek Town's Taki Dadiotis wants to clean up Colfax, but angry tenants say he should start with his own apartments.
Did a dose of pesticides ruin a Denver family's health?
Gardening prodigy Jonah Bradley is already a perennial favorite.
THIS IS BUCK OLETSKI. HE'LL GIVE YOU THE DIRT ON HIS FAMILY.