New HAS Lecture


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Soil: The Foundation of a Successful Garden

a Lecture by Joan Nusbaum, Colorado Master Gardener

Where:  Rockrimmon Library 832 Village Center Drive 80919
When:   10:30-12:30 Saturday, February 11, 2023
HAS Members: Free
Non-HAS Members:  $10.00

Our second lecture of 2023 is on one of the most essential things a gardener should know about…SOIL! Understanding soil is the first step for a successful experience, no matter what you are growing. Joan’s favorite subject is soil and she has taught on this subject for the CSUE Speakers’ Bureau for many years.  After all, that’s where it all begins!

Joan Nusbaum has lived and gardened in Colorado Springs since 1985, and is a Colorado native. She has loved plants as long as she can remember and was the only one to have plants in her college dorm room. 

Joan has served as a Colorado Master Gardener volunteer through Colorado State University Extension in El Paso County since 2004. A former elementary school teacher, Joan combines her expertise of teaching and gardening to encourage others to have a successful experience in their garden.  

This lecture is limited to 50 people, so register today!

Note: The location of this class is small library in a small shopping center next to a Safeway.  Ensure your GPS directs you to a shopping center.

HAS Sponsored Events

Save these Dates for Upcoming Events 

February 11th  HAS Soil Lecture by Joan Nusbaum at Rockrimmon Library, 10:30am-12:30pm.

March 4th  HAS Container Gardening Lecture by Allisa Linfield at Ruth Holley Library, 10:30am-12:30pm.

April 29th HAS Founders Day Lecture by Marcia Tatroe at Peel House, 10:00am-12:00pm

May 12th & 13th, 19th & 20th:  HAS Plant Sale (Friday hours are 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday hours are 9:00am—4:00pm).

June 17th  HAS Garden Visit hosted by Freddie Bogardus.

July 15th  HAS Garden Visit hosted by Deb Bullock & Jan Lonsdale.

August 12th  HAS Garden Visit hosted by Joan Nusbaum.

January News 2023


Some New Changes for A New Year
by Erin Eisen, HAS President

Happy New Year everyone! I hope the holiday season was relaxing, and that you were able to celebrate it as you desired. I personally had an edited Christmas, as our family is finishing up some home renovations. Some years are like this, and that is okay. Change is a constant, as we all have been told. Speaking of change, we have a few to announce to you from the HAS. The big one is that our president for these past three years, Kathy Brown, has decided to step away from the position. Luckily for us, she will remain on the board! We have been so blessed to have her lead us through these tumultuous Covid years. She is a hard worker, and has helped us improve our gardens, our organization, and our relations with our community. Those are big shoes to fill!

HAS’s success very much relies on team participation—not only on our board, but with our volunteers. You help keep our gardens looking presentable, which is no small task considering we are lacking a gardener. Our board thought outside the box, and last fall we contracted out some of the garden chores to Golden Bee Gardening Services. They have helped us tame some of the more challenging areas of the Demonstration Garden. The loss of three large trees on (what used to be) the Woodland/Shade Garden on the east side has also changed the area. The whole garden has an airy feel to it, and now we have some more areas to plant.  We hope that you are as excited by this as we are, and that you can find some time to be a part of the renewal process!