Colorado Native Plant Society
March 1, 2023 E-news

Field Seminar
South Platte Park Plant ID in Winter

March 11, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Littleton, CO Possible snow day of 3/25/23
Field Seminar Leader: Beth Hanson, MA
Join us to identify numerous woody plants as well as some herbaceous species, based on trunks and/or branches, buds, dormant leaves, or basal growth. Whether you’re a beginning plant enthusiast or an intermediate learner looking for a refresher, join Beth for a walk at South Platte Park, followed by a brief stroll through parts of Hudson Gardens.


Sustainable High Altitude Gardening Education (SAGE)

Online Learning Community

March 13- April 10, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Mondays, virtual
April 17th at the Alliance Center, Denver, CO and livestreamed
Facilitator: Maggie Gaddis, M.S., Ph.D.
adjective: sage: having, showing, or indicating profound wisdom

Learn and use principles of sustainable high altitude gardening through this self-paced and supportive online learning community! We will focus on native plants but will also address edible gardening. Work through course materials at your own pace and share your questions, progress and photos at weekly Zoom meetings. Materials for each module will be available upon registration.


February 28, 6:00PM – 7:30PM, Virtual and In-person Meeting, SW Chapter
Native Plant Restoration in the Mancos Canyon
Presented by: Hannah Ertl, Indigenous Lands Ecologist for the non-profit Trees, Water, People

March 1, 7:00am – 8:30pm, Virtual Meeting, Boulder Chapter
The Pika Project: Pikas, Plants and Pollution
Presented by: Patrick Crowell, Denver Zoo, Horticulture Production Director

March 2, 9:00am – 11:00am, Colorado Springs Sustain-a-Center
CoNPS Office Open House and Bookstore

March 7, 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Virtual Meeting
Central Colorado Conservancy and CoNPS Native Plant Gardening Workshop Planning Meeting
Presented by: Sarah Hamilton (CCC) and Maggie Gaddis (CoNPS)

March 7, 3:00-4:00pm, Northern Chapter
Tour of OneCanopy Greenhouse
The Northern chapter is recruiting leadership team members!

March 8, 12:00-1:00pm, Virtual Meeting
Field Studies Committee

March 8, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Virtual/In-person at The Alliance Center
Aurora Water-Wise Program

Everyone is invited, regardless of chapter affiliation.

Full CoNPS Calendar

Cacti of the San Luis Valley
San Luis Valley Chapter Meeting Jan. 2023
Speaker: Carol English, Chapter President

The 2023 CoNPS Annual Conference will be in the San Luis Valley!

Cacti of the San Luis Valley - Carol English - SLV Chapter

Other Events

A Virtual and In-Person Climate Conference
Practical Approaches to Adapting Yards and Landscapes to a Changing Climate
Talks are virtual and can be accessed through out the month of March

Learn more about DurangoScape here