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The Elbert County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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Master Gardeners

Do you have questions about plants, trees, insects, native plants or how to keep your landscape healthy in Elbert county?  Talk with one of our Colorado Master Gardener Volunteers who live here and understand the challenges residents face when gardening here.

Colorado Master Gardener Volunteers assist CSU Extension staff in delivering knowledge-based information about home gardening to foster successful gardening.

Elbert County Master Gardeners are in the Extension office located at the Fairgrounds in Kiowa on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm to 4:30 pm the months of April through September.

You can ask any of your gardening related questions of our Master Gardeners by calling the Extension office (303) 621-3162 on Tuesdays or Thursdays during the growing season. You are welcome to come into the office and bring in samples. Or you may email our Master Gardeners directly any time:

Connect to us through the Elbert County Master Gardener FaceBook Page here FB



Master Gardener Newsletter

The Elbert County Master Gardeners publish a newsletter “Lett-uce Inform You” four times a year to help residents understand more about the challenges we face in Elbert County and how to manage them. The newsletter contains information on a variety of subjects with links to additional resources. Our Elbert County Master Gardeners are available to answer questions and find the additional resources you may need.

You may now sign up by text! Just text MGARDEN to 22828 message and data rates may apply, or send request via email to Request a hard copy of the newsletter be mailed to you by contacting us at the Extension office at (303)621-3162.

On-line emailed newsletter archives:


The Elbert County Master Gardeners offer seminars and workshops throughout the year. Many are offered in the evenings and weekends to accommodate busy work and school schedules. We often have professional guest speakers offering their expertise as well as academic professionals with decades of experience in different areas of horticulture. Be sure to check the online calendar to see what’s coming up.

Call our Elbert County Extension office (303)621-3162 for our Master Gardeners and to reserve space at any of our seminars.

If you need any special accommodation(s) to participate in the events listed, please contact Colorado State University Extension at 303-621-3162. Your request must be submitted at least five business days in advance of event. Colorado State University, U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Elbert County cooperating. Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.

Find us at community events and don’t miss us at the annual Elbert County Fair!

Garden Blog

This page is under construction – Just like our Demonstration Gardens! Check back often to see our process, trials, errors, and successes while re-locating the Elbert County Master Gardener Demonstration Beds.

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