Welcome to the Digital Garden On Leetsdale's Community Site

The Digital Garden on Leetsdale is a community-permaculture garden hybrid that is infused with digital media. The goal is to empower gardeners and visitors through community gardening, great programming, and digital media to learn more about sustainable living and to stimulate a diverse range of discourse.

Update: 10/8 workshop has been canceled due to the weather. We are still on for tomorrow weather permitting and will have a make up day next Sunday the 16th.

DGL is excited to announce two great events we are hosting in October. The first is another weekend of plastering workshops much like last year. We'll learn all about straw bale building and natural earthen plaster from local expert Mark Schueneman. Join us as we move closer to completion of our straw bale shed, mixing plaster from local supplies and applying it to the outside and inside of the shed. This is a great opportunity to get down and dirty learning about sustainable building technique uniquely suited for our region. No previous experience is required and attendance is free. Here are the details.

  • When: October 8th and 9th From 9am-5pm
  • Where: 4500 Leetsdale Drive, Glendale Co
  • What to Bring: Admission is free! Bring a dish to share for lunch, a plate and utensils (zero waste)

The second event is a Hugelkultur workshop lead by local permaculturist David Braden who oversees several local community gardens and the Applewood Permaculture Institute. Hugelkultur is a technique that involves using rotting wood as compost in a raised bed. We will hybridze this technique with sheet mulching to form some insectory garden beds that will work to hold water in, block weeds and promote a teeming soil ecology without irrigation or fertilizer. Participants will get to practice this technique, while learning about permaculture in the Colorado urban environment. Here are the details for the Hugelkulture workshop:

  • When: October 15th From 9am - around 5pm
  • Where: 4500 Leetsdale Drive, Glendale Co
  • Transition Event: Please RSVP: http://transitioncolorado.ning.com/events/hugelkultur-at-the-digital-garden
  • What to Bring: Admission is free! Bring a dish to share for lunch, a plate and utensils (zero waste)

Here are some Hugelkultur Videos that demonstrate the technique:

 

From the Applewood Permaculture Institute.