Thistle Workshop


Come learn with Katrina Blair from Turtle Lake Refuge about thistles - how to control them but even more so, how to love them!

Workshop will cover the benefits of thistles to humans, to soil, to pollinators, etc, what the alternatives to chemical sprays are, and how to make and apply the alternatives that Turtle Lake has now used on 500 acres in the Telluride valley and on 600 acres around Electra Lake. 

A hands on demonstration of making and applying the alternative thistle control.

Workshop Presenter  



"When Katrina Blair was eleven she had a life-changing experience where wild plants spoke to her, beckoning her to become a champion of their cause. Since then she has spent months on end taking walkabouts in the wild, eating nothing but what she forages, and has become a wild-foods advocate, community activist, gardener, and chef, teaching and presenting internationally about foraging and the healthful lifestyle it promotes." Founder of Turtle Lake Refuge and author of The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival.


Cost: FREE
This workshop is provided FREE thanks to the La Plata Conservation District and grant from the Colorado State Conservation Board Natural Resources Matching Grants Program.

NOTE: In order to reserve your spot you must register on the La Plata Conservation District Website HERE.

Find the full list of Ohana Kuleana Community Garden workshops HERE. Find the full list of Conservation Education workshops HERE.

Do you need Childcare during this workshop?

$5 per child ages 3-10 (All ages welcome)
NOTE: Minimum of 3 kids needed before childcare will be provided

Fun and educational garden activities
On-site at the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden
Parent must provide snack
Must sign up minimum 1-week in advance (Sign up by Wednesday, August 10th). 
To request childcare please email

Registration is required.

You must register on the La Plata Conservation District Website HERE. 


August 12, 2016 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ohana Kuleana Community Garden
564 E 30th St
Durango, CO 81301
United States
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Mia Carrasco-Songer ·

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