Natrona County Master Gardeners are having their annual spring conference. With both local educators as well as experts coming from throughout the state, there will be a wide array of garden related topics covered. Speakers include:

  • Jennifer Harrison - Lead Policy Coordinator for EPA in Region 8’s Denver Office
  • Laurel Graham - Owner/Operator of Tara Farm & Nursery and The Refuge Permaculture Center Master Gardeners
  • Steve & Mary Lovelace, Jeff Edwards - University of Wyoming Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator/Small Acre Horticulture
  • Vicki Hayman - University of Wyoming Extension Senior Educator

Topics will include detecting lead in your soil, permaculture, growing vegetables, raspberry selection and production in Wyoming, and safely preserving your garden harvest. Special guests Trista Ostrom Greta Spencer will be there to share information about the “Grow A Little Extra” program also.

The event will take place at the Agricultural Resource Learning Center at 2011 Fairgrounds Road in Casper from 9-5 on April 27th.

Tickets are $65. Refreshments and lunch are included.

Tickets may be purchased online through ticketing page at or by

visiting the Agricultural Resource Learning Center.

Garden Gait 2023: Wolf Creek, Red Buttes Village, and Beyond

The weather was perfect and every garden looked stunning. 

Gallery Credit: Kolby Fedore, Townsquare Media

Native plants that do well in Wyoming gardens

Consider the Indian Paintbrush. This and other regional wild-flowers. For one thing, they don’t require fertilizers and require fewer pesticides since they have natural resilience to garden pests in the region, in turn promoting beneficial populations like butterflies and hummingbirds. They also require less water because they’ve adapted to rely on rainwater.

Gallery Credit: Kolby Fedore, Townsquare Media

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