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Food Safety Trainings for Cottage Food Producers

This class will be held at the El Paso County Extension office. You will learn: Basic food safety, Foods permissible under the Colorado Cottage Foods Act, Ingredient labeling and disclaimer requirements, Special considerations for food preparation at altitude, Great resources and contact information. There will be two offerings, May 31st and June 7th. Each class is $40 and will be held at: 17 N. Spruce St., Colorado Springs, CO

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Farm & Ranch Days at CALF

This annual event, to be held on May 19, is meant to be an educational event focusing on a wide range of activities and exhibitors related to agriculture. Livestock Showmanship Clinic check-in begins at 8:00am. There will be two gardening classes, one starting at 9:00am and the second beginning at 11:00am. Exhibits are open from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The day ends with a screening of the movie "Farmers for America" at 2:30pm.

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Gardening Workshops at CALF

CSU Extension and the Colorado Master Gardeners are partnering with CALF to bring you a series of gardening classes throughout the summer. There will be one class offered every month from May through September. Topics include soil preparation, container gardening, perennials, and food preservation.

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