GARNA – April
Behind the Scenes at Brady’s West
Wednesday, April 19
Have you ever wondered how large, year-round garden centers grow their colorful annuals, vegetables, and herbs? Join GARNA for an “insider’s” tour of Brady’s West Garden Center in Salida. Brady’s carries a huge variety of items: grass, vegetable, and flower seed, organic and conventional chemicals and fertilizers, trees and shrubs, annuals and perennials, roses and grasses, drip systems, house plants and patio furniture, top soil and mulch, flagstone, hot tubs, spas, a full range of gardening tools, worms, pottery, art and gifts, potting soil, compost, pond supplies and more! They have over 90,000 square feet of greenhouse space where they grow high-quality annuals, perennials, and organic herbs and vegetables. Laura Brady will take you through their extensive operation and perhaps even give away some of their secrets to their beautiful and healthy nursery products. The program will be held from 10:00 until 11:30 am. The cost is $3 for GARNA members and $5 for non-members. Online registration is available at http://garna.org/calendar/bradys-4-19-17/
Salida Historical Town Tour with Absolute Bikes Adventures
Sunday, April 23
Salida burned down three times in the late 1800s so town officials declared that all new buildings had to be built from brick. Thanks to that decision, Salida now has one of the biggest and best-preserved downtown historic districts in Colorado. On the Salida Town Tour, we will ride bikes through the historic district and hear lively stories about the legends and history of the valley, the railroad, the downtown district, the brothels, the gunfights, the ghosts and more. We will also visit the Salida Museum! The guides are John McCarthy, GARNA Board member and railroad history buff, Jack Chivvis, local artist and historian, and Larry Kovacic and Bob Campbell with the Salida Museum. The cost of the program is $15 for GARNA members, $20 for non-members. Price includes 2-hour historical town tour, entry into the Salida Museum (normally $5 for adults), and a Salida trails map courtesy of Absolute Bikes (a $13 value). Online registration is available at http://garna.org/calendar/bike-town-tour-4-23-17/.