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Successful 2022 LGG Plant Sale - now Sold Out!
2022
Littleton Garden Gang Event Schedule:
Sat Aug 6 - Happy August 6th
    This is a Cross-Quarter Date
    halfway between Summer Solstice and Autumnal Equinox

Wed Sep 21 - 🍂 Autumnal Equinox 🍁
    Happy Autumnal Equinox
    the beginning of Fall in the Northern Hemisphere
    days and nights are now of equal length

Write to Betty at <betty@littletongardengang.com>



The Littleton Garden Gang, as distinct from the older and revered Littleton Garden Club, started when Betty HARRIS began teaching classes on how to grow more food in Colorado with less water. Focus is also on soil, composting, native plants, and pollinators.

These classes came about because Betty received a grant from the City of Littleton, a part of Arapahoe County, for part of the tuition for a nine-day class at the Woodbine Ecology Center. As a condition of this grant, Betty was requested to disseminate what information she had learned at the Woodbine facility.

Betty includes in her classes such things as how to make soil (which is biology) out of our Colorado clay and dirt (which is chemistry).

Here is a list of what to plant when by Paul Szilard.

Since the Planet is in a climate crisis and the citizens need to be involved in solutions, then garden gang members might want to consider joining Citizens Climate Lobby to help push elected officials.

Sometimes we study companion planting and here is an additional separate link from The Old Farmer's Almanac.

We often study recycling opportunities.

Here is Donna Berti's document showing plants that pollinators do like.

Flowers for Bees.

Here is a document by Donna Berti showing what plants Japanese Beetles do NOT like.

Late Breaking News!
May 27-28 2022:
Zero Waste Gang's Annual Garage Sale
Proceeds go to the Highline Canal Conservancy.
Contact Kris Elletson at <kelletson@mac.com> to donate and help with the sale.

​​In the planning stage: Basic Class on Going Back to Ground
How to grow more with less water in Colorado.
Including basics of legal rainwater harvesting.



​Various projects as requested if we can accomodate them in terms of time and hands to help.

Future Planning:

Possibly Jun 2022
​Annual Jam Session
Date and Time to be announced
​How to make low sugar jam from fruits from your garden.

Possibly Mid-Summer Jun 2022
​How to make Sauerkraut
Date and Time to be announced
Sauerkraut is high in probiotics; that is, good for your gut.

Possibly around Jul 2022
Driving Garden Tour
Anyone in LGG who wants to show off their garden can ask by contacting Betty.

Possibly around Aug 2022
Pickling/Fermenting Class
Planning so there are veggies from our gardens.
Plans include a Fermenting class given by member Lili Prekeris (she will determine the date and time).
Pat Gong from the Prince of Peace Church of Brethren will teach a class on Pickling.

​ Possibly around Nov 2022
Annual Harvest Dinner
If Covid allows.
More info as we get closer to the date of the event



Other Thoughts:
​Suggest something, let us know what you'd like to teach.



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Sponsored by Betty Harris and Ray Flesher
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