Preston Hartman - homebrewing
Preston Hartman began
brewing five years ago with his wife, Christine, in Virginia. After moving
to Colorado, the birthplace of modern homebrewing, Preston honed his best
recipes and won several medals in local home brewing competitions. He
enjoys talking about beer with anyone who will listen, and opening people’s
eyes to the fact that beer made at home properly is better than most
store-bought beer, and as good as any. When he is not brewing, Preston
practices law, kayaks whitewater, explores Colorado, and runs on the Cherry
- Vegetable Gardening 101 and Berries.
is retired as a horticulturist with Colorado State University Extension’s Denver office
and is now a private horticulturalist.
Although his educational work with the public leads him to teach about many
types of plants in the landscape, his first love is growing and preserving
vegetables. He’s worked with small growers and home gardeners in climates as
varied as his native Pennsylvania, tropical Jamaica, desert Arizona and for
the last 25 years, Denver. Carl’s university degree work in horticulture at
both Penn State and the University of Arizona emphasized vegetable growing.
You can sample his advice and add your comments by checking his Front Range
Food Gardener blog written for vegetable and fruit growers on Colorado’s
Kimberly Turnbow - fiber goats
Kimberly is doing her part to make the most out of Denver’s new law allowing
chickens, ducks and goats! Her backyard is a small farm – raised beds,
compost bins, chickens, ducks, and a couple of Angora goats who produce
lustrous mohair fleeces. It’s a dream come true for her, and much
simpler to accomplish than many think. She’s an expert knitter, adequate
felter, and novice spinner. If you’re interested in fiber goats, or adding
to what you’re already doing in your own backyard, she’s a great resource.
Quentin Caldwell - Knife
Quentin is a veteran
of the USMC, and he has been sharpening and making knives, hatchets,
throwing darts and other blades for more than a decade. He works a block
away from Denver Urban Homesteading.
|Barbara Masoner - Cold Frames
Barb is a member of
Grow Local and a Denver Master Gardener. Her first garden was a 4H club
garden in 5th grade. She has successfully raised greens from December
through April for the past 7 years.
Jan Cofelt - Beekeeping
Jan learned beekeeping
from a natural beekeeper and has been backyard beekeeping for five years.
She regularly attends seminars and conferences on treatment free bee care,
belongs to two local beekeeping clubs, and devours all current research on
the decline of the bee population.