University of Wyoming Extension News

Cody workshop centers on weathering drought

Weathering drought is the theme of the Living on a Few Acres 2013 workshop Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Holiday Inn in Cody.

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., and programs begin at 9 a.m; registration is $15 per person and includes lunch.

·      9 a.m. topics are pruning trees, alternative energy solutions and irrigation districts in Park County

·      10 a.m. topics are permaculture, how to build a road and native plants for drought

·      11 a.m. topics are growing grapes, menus from the garden and native plants for drought

·      Noon keynote luncheon speaker Loren Smith, superintendent Water Division III, State Engineer’s Office, will discuss surface waters of northwest Wyoming

·      1:30 p.m. topics are growing grapes, trees for Park County and pasture management for drought

·      The final sessions at 2:30 p.m. cover native pollinators, firewise landscaping and pasture management for drought

The workshop is presented by the Cody Conservation District, Meeteetse Conservation District, Powell-Clarks Fork Conservation District, Park County Weed and Pest Control District, Master Gardeners and University of Wyoming Extension.

To register or for more information, contact extension educator Sandra Frost in Powell at 307-754-8836 or sfrost1@uwyo.edu.