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Get into gardening in Colorado

Colorado residents who wish to be educated on garden and greenhouse matters might be interested in a recent article in the Fence Post.

It explained that there is a growing interest in knowing exactly where food comes from and that this has led to a rise in the number of people growing their own fruit and vegetables.

However, the uninitiated might not know where to start in the garden, greenhouse or allotment and taking a class or two might be a good idea.

The article noted that this, as well as reading books and other literature on the subject, is the best way to get clued up fast.

It recommended booking onto the Colorado State University Extension programme on January 22nd for a day-long workshop.

The Your Edible Garden class looks at growing food and should provide both beginners and more advanced growers with some interesting insights, the newspaper said.

In other news, the Daily Freeman has given its readers a number of ideas for garden-related Christmas gifts.