Frisco Tour de Gardens wraps Summit Reads 2014 Community Project
June 6, 2014
Summit Reads Tour de Gardens
Saturday, June 7
10-10:30 a.m. — Frisco County Commons Sue Cruth Memorial Garden, 0037 County Road 1005
10:30-11 a.m. — Senior Center Garden overview, with Donna Reuterman, Senior Garden coordinator, 83 Nancy’s Place
11-11:30 a.m. — Nancy’s Hoop House, with Holle Vliet, High Country Conservation community-supported agriculture manager, behind Senior Center, 83 Nancy’s Place
11:30 a.m. to noon — Living Classroom at HC3, with Vliet, greenhouse and gardens behind office building at 518 E. Main St.
The 2014 Summit Reads Community Project will host its last event Saturday, June 7. Continuing the focus of the committee's book choice, "Getting Green Done: Hard Truths from the Front Lines of the Sustainability Revolution," by Auden Schendler, Summit Reads will end this year's project with a bike ride to four gardens in Frisco.
"Tour de Gardens is an interactive exploration of just a few of Summit County's many gardens," said Joyce Dierauer, executive director of the Summit County Library and member of the Summit Reads committee.
The bike tour will begin at the Frisco County Commons Sue Cruth Memorial Garden for a plant select, high-altitude demonstration at 10 a.m. Riders can either bike to the starting location or park at the County Commons and ride from there. Next, the group will proceed to the Senior Center Garden, follow by Nancy's Hoop House, and conclude at the outdoor classroom at the High Country Conservation Center on Main Street in Frisco.
"The tour is a two-hour excursion for adults and children to participate," Dierauer said.
Dan Schroder, Summit County Colorado State University Extension director and Summit Reads committee member, organized the tour. Each stop on the tour will be approximately 30 minutes, and the round-trip bike ride is less than 2.5 miles.
"Each docent will provide an overview of each garden, its contents and how the plants can be used in the home garden," Schroder said.
The Summit County Library, Summit County Rotary, Summit Daily News, CSU-Extension, The Next Page bookstore, Colorado Mountain College and the Holiday Inn sponsor Summit Reads.
For more information, visit http://www.summitcountylibraries.org.
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