The Tri River Area
Native Plant Master Program
Mesa, Delta, Montrose and Ouray Counties of Colorado
Have you always wanted to learn more about the beautiful plants that grow in nature? Would you like to learn how to use them in your landscape? Would you like to learn how to distinguish natives from noxious weeds? Take a Native Plant Master course!
For more information on the plants at the training sites used by the Tri River Area Master Gardeners check out http://conpm.wordpress.com/
The Native Plant Master Program consists of courses held outdoors on weekday or weekend mornings. Courses focus on identification, ecology and human uses of Colorado plants. Participants learn to use a botanical key with an emphasis on scientific names and families. This award-winning program is sponsored by Colorado State University Extension.
Participants who pass three courses and satisfy the teaching requirement become certified Native Plant Masters.
Registration is limited. There is a fee for each course and each course consists of three, four-hour sessions. The cost is reduced for participants who agree to teach at least 20 people per year per course about Colorado plants. Participants who pass three courses and satisfy the teaching requirement become certified Native Plant Masters.
For information on the Delta and Montrose courses contact Susan Rose, Colorado State University Extension in the Grand Junction office. She can be reached at (970) 244-1841 and at Susan.Rose@colostate.edu
For information on other sites hosting the Native Plant Master Program visit http://conativeplantmaster.org
For the latest information on more than 1,000 Colorado plants, browse the Colorado Plant Database website at http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/coopext/intro.jsp