Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album)

Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album)

This is considered an introduced weed and can thrive near roadsides and in disturbed soil.  Gardeners in the high country will recognize this herb and hopefully after reading this will consider it another food, medicine, and fiber dye to harvest while pulling weeds. ...
Worms 101

Worms 101

Did you know that Beaver Ponds has worms? They’re the good kind, though, and they are also kind of amazing. Red Wigglers, or Eisenia foetida, are a special species of smaller earthworm native to Europe that have adapted to living in decaying organic material. These...
Aromagarten: Olfactory Hues

Aromagarten: Olfactory Hues

Aromagarten is prevalent in German bath towns or healing villages in two types of gardens.  The kurgarten (cure-garden) and the aromagarten (aromatic-garden) are gardens that are created with the intention to promote healing.  The aromagarten is typically a path with...
Nature Immersion

Nature Immersion

With the addition of our new Youth Groups Coordinator, Lori Whipple, Beaver Ponds has launched a unique, vanguard programming series called Nature Immersion at Beaver Ponds. This programming allows Beaver Ponds to truly take advantage of our experiential, outdoor...
Harvest Notes 2018

Harvest Notes 2018

At 10,500 feet we are grateful for any harvest we may produce.  This year we had the largest harvest in our history and expanded the raised beds while continuing soil development.  As a non-profit organization we are sincerely thankful for the help we receive from the...
Healing Plants – Strawberries

Healing Plants – Strawberries

One of the most delectable native plant foods has to be the strawberry (Fragaria spp).  A member of the rose family (Rosaceae), strawberry covers the understory of the forest with its creeping rhizomes shooting out laterally in search of more habitat.  Like roses they...