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The Orchard church is developing a new community garden for local gardeners. Plans for the Good Seed Garden include more than 60 plots on 1/2 acre of land, fruit trees and meeting areas. Come to an information meeting to learn more today, from 7 – 8 p.m. in room 205/206 at The Orchard on Snowmass Drive, Carbondale.

Learn how to reserve your plot for next spring in the new community garden. Contact Doug Stewart, 963-1658.

A workshop on energy efficiency in hotels and lodges will be presented from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, at Glenwood Suites, 2625 Gilstrap Court, Glenwood Springs.

Experts will discuss practical energy and cost-saving strategies applicable to local resorts and lodges. Engineers and energy coaches will help lodge owners identify specific energy efficiency strategies, first steps, and financing opportunities to reduce operational costs while maintaining a high quality guest experience.

The workshop is presented by Garfield Clean Energy, CLEER (Clean Energy Economy for the Region), the Governor’s Energy Office, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Glenwood Suites, Schmueser Gordon Meyer, and the U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings program in partnership with regional economic development organizations and chambers of commerce.

For more information visit

Attention all artisans, crafters, cooks and farmers. Two new markets are slated for this fall in the valley. Artisan Winter Market is an indoor market featuring live music, creative arts, unique gifts, and foods that are fresh, local, organic or fantastic.

Booth fee is $30 before the deadline, and quality vendors are invited to participate in the markets on Nov. 26 in Basalt and Dec. 10 in Glenwood Springs.

The Pregnancy Resource Center, a local nonprofit, is hosting the events and will offer lunches as well as have a booth selling beautiful hand blown glass ornaments, candles, cookies, cranberry bread and more. This is also a great opportunity for artisans and other nonprofit organizations to have a booth and sell one-of-a-kind items during the holiday season.

For a vendor application or more information contact Jan at 948-5056, email or visit

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