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Urban Homesteading


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General info: Colorado State Beekeeper Association, Pollinator Partnership

Excellent, comprehensive guide to bees compiled by a local biology student: The Importance of Bees

Swarm hotline: 1-844-779-2337

Denver beekeeping group and education: Mile Hive Bee Club

Beekeeping best practices PDF.

Where to get bees.

How to take care of bees.

Color guide to Colorado's bees. Honeybee foraging map. Pollinator guide for gardens.

Information on pesticides and pollinators from the Pollinator Stewardship Council.

Local Colorado beekeeper advice and beehives from Backyard Hive.



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Goat farming free guide.

Licensing and permit information. Best practices, application for license to own food producing animals in Denver, ordinances for livestock and fowl in Denver.

Local goat breeders.

Goat Spot: a blog and community forum for goat owners.


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Licensing and permit information.

How to care for chickens.

Locally made chicken coops.


Growing in Colorado

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Buy seedlings from Growhaus, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Urban Gardens, Jefferson Park Farm and Flea.

Colorado counties plant hardiness zones.

What and when to plant.


Growing in Small Spaces

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Don't have space for fruit trees? Check out Denver's Urban Foraging Fruit Map.

For small spaces:

Design for small gardens and patios from Plant Select.

Problem Solving & Help

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Classes and Events

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Denver Botanic Gardens concerts, classes, plant sales, and festivals.

Denver Urban Gardens class and event calendar.

Online courses from Boulder based, Hatch Labs.