Published on Thursday, October 10 2013 13:51
Two solar incentive programs are offering exciting limited-time offers to encourage a transition toward renewable sources of energy in our community.
The City of Boulder Solar Grant Program provides financial assistance toward the installation of photovoltaic (PV) or solar thermal systems. Homes in the city’s affordable housing program, lower-income housing developed or owned by nonprofit organizations, and Boulder-based nonprofits are eligible to apply. More
Published on Monday, October 07 2013 09:07
Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado carrots are featured in the Colorado Carrot Sticks with Greek Yogurt Ranch recipe.Read more: Crunchy Carrots Are Great Lunch Box Snacks
Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 07:24
The annual Colorado Fall Home Show, presented by Colorado Garden Show (CGS) and held at the Colorado Convention Center (700 14th Street, Denver) September 6 through 8, will showcase more than three hundred exhibitors, well versed in home renovation, remodeling and sustainable living. One hundred percent of every ticket sold at this show is invested in college scholarships for education in the green and agricultural industry, and horticulture-related grant projects throughout Colorado.
The Colorado Fall Home Show provides a forum and marketplace for attendees to explore the latest trends and products to create an energy-efficient lifestyle and prepare for Colorado’s winter. The show is working with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for the third consecutive year and ASID designers will present five vignettes of different household rooms. Each room will feature and highlight a different color. Additionally, a demonstration stage will host sessions focusing on different interior design topics throughout the three-day show.
Show hours and admission prices are as follows: Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admissaion for adults is $10, senior tickets (at the door) are $8, and children 12 and under free.
Colorado Garden Show awarded a total of $550,000 in grants and scholarships in 2013: $436,494 in horticulture grants to fifty-one Colorado organizations and another $113,536 in scholarships including awarding a four-year, full-ride scholarship to Colorado State University. Three major grants were awarded: the 2013 Andrew Pierce Memorial Grant to Front Range Community College for $75,000 to build a greenhouse teaching facility; a $45,000 grant to Denver Children’s Advocacy Center to landscape a new building; and a grant to the Westminster Legacy Foundation for $50,000 to support development of a park to memorialize Jessica Ridgeway, the ten-year-old Westminster resident who was lost to the community in 2012.
Since the 1970s, Colorado Garden Show has awarded more than $5.5 million in horticultural grants and scholarships, and in the past five years alone, grants were awarded to two hundred and fourteen organizations in thirty-nine of Colorado’s sixty-four counties. For more information, please visit www.GardeningColorado.com.
Published on Monday, August 26 2013 09:13
A couple months ago entrepreneur Ray Milam realized that if homeowners experience a loss resulting from fire, theft or natural disaster they would have great difficulty recalling the numerous items in their home.
Realizing the importance of documenting homeowner possessions, Mr. Milam formed a new company, Secure Home Inventory Service which provides comprehensive home inventory services to the Northern Colorado area.
Published on Thursday, July 25 2013 04:57
A hidden danger emerges as lush, spring grass dries up in the hot weather of early summer. The dried grass seeds, called grass awns, pose a potentially deadly threat to your pet.
These grass awns frequently become lodged in your pet’s fur or body openings. The most common places for grass awns to become stuck are between the toes, in eyes and ears. If they are removed promptly, only minor irritation results. The special shape of these awns allows them to burrow deeper into your pet if they are not removed promptly.
Awns in the eye cause infection, corneal ulcers, and eventual blindness. Awns in the ear cause external ear infections and often will penetrate the eardrum to cause middleRead more: Dangerous Grass