Click here to view winners of the US Bank 2013 Glass Art Celebration.
See you at next year’s
US Bank Glass Art Celebration
At the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens
Feb. 7 – 16, 2014!
Thanks to the volunteers, artists, supporters, sponsors and the Glass Artists of Wyoming Club for a wonderful and successful show and celebration.
We were saddened to hear that Colorado’s first organic farm has filed for bankruptcy. We were pleased to hear that according to Kathy Schmid, the store’s manager, Grant Farms Home and Garden store at at 2120 E. Lincolnway in Cheyenne, will remain in business (beginning with the new garden season in April) and will also tend to planters in Downtown Cheyenne, as it has a new contract with the Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority. We wish them the best of luck as they go through this restructuring and transition. Read more here and here.
Jack Espinoza with the support of his mother and grandmother, decided he would mix his summer Botanic Garden Community Garden plot with his upcoming 4th grade science fair assignment. Jack meticulously recorded the input costs of his community garden and the value of his harvest to determine if the output (vegetable harvest) would be worth the cost.
His conclusion was that gardening was indeed profitable. On top of that he received a blue ribbon at his school’s (Jessup) science fair. Now he moves onto the district science fair. Congrats and good luck Jack!
The Old Farmer’s Almanac is out for 2012 – 2013 and it doesn’t look good for the Rocky Mountains, although Cheyenne is predicted to be “wet and mild.” We suppose that that is better than “dry.” Click here to view the map Here is where you can find out more about the Old Farmer’s Almanac: Click here
The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens was recently on the Laramie County ballot to fund major greenhouse renovations and construct a new greenhouse/conservatory.
Article in Wyoming Tribune Eagle
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A $16 million renovation and expansion to the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens will go forward, thanks to voters’ approval of the project. Botanic Gardens Director Shane Smith said, “We feel really wonderful.” The renovation and expansion project will ensure that future generations can enjoy the Botanic Gardens, he added. “I think it will be a big contributor to Cheyenne’s quality of life,” Smith said. Voters approved it by a margin of 56% (12,091 vote) to 44% (9.579 votes). The Botanic Gardens project will also help make the facility more of an education center for children, Smith said, adding that it will have a Navy submarine periscope installed.
“Vote “yes” to move Gardens forward“
Opinion in Wyoming Tribune Eagle
“Cheyenne’s Botanic Gardens are at a crossroads.
The people of Laramie County can launch this facility into a brighter, more exciting future, or they can watch it shrink before their very eyes. Given present circumstances, there is no standing still.
Because of that, the WTE editorial board recommends that residents vote “yes” on Proposition No. 4 on the sixth-penny sales tax ballot on Aug. 21.”
Continue reading here
Recommendations of the Cheyenne Herald:
August 7th edition.
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KGWN-TV CBS-5 News Story
By Jenna Browder
The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is vying for $16 million of the sixth penny sales tax.
In less than three weeks voters will fill out their ballots in Laramie County. One of the biggest decisions they’ll have to make is to support part, all or none of the sixth penny sales tax. See video here