Community Events

Tour The Shire at Old Ranch
Sat. March 11th, 11am
Sat. March 25th, 12:30pm
The Shire at Old Ranch – 20 acres on the edge of Black Forest and Colorado Springs, between Old Ranch Rd., Howells Rd, and Ridgeway Ln.

SEE headquarters are located on “The Shire at Old Ranch”, an ecological wonderland for regeneration and home to an outdoor classroom and community learning garden.

“The Shire at Old Ranch” is currently in its development phase with a goal to bring community, agriculture, and education to the edge of Black Forest and Colorado Springs.  Learn more about The Shire at Old Ranch here.

Tour the 20 acres of “The Shire”, SEE what’s in store for this land, and learn about how SEE plans to expand its offerings in the coming years!  Well-behaved, friendly dogs are welcome.

Seed & Planting Swap +
Garden Planning
Wednesday March 29th
5:00pm – 7:00pm

PPLD East Library in the East Community Meeting Room
Public Event
$5.00 suggested donation at entry

Share your bounty of plant babies and seeds, and swap to try something new! We’ll provide upcycled containers and labeling materials. Bring any seeds (non-GMO preferred) or plants (annuals, perennials, houseplants, plant starts) that you’re looking to rehome! Nothing to swap? We’ve got seeds to share, come join us anyway!

Also enjoy an interactive garden planning workshop with support from SEE staff and local gardeners to support maximizing your growing space, so you are ready for action! Bring your current garden plans with you or we will have square-foot garden templates available.

Compare plans with local gardeners, and understand the importance of plant spacing and companion planting.

Coming Soon!

Looking forward to seeing you back at 2023 Backyard Market in Black Forest!

Join us for fun nature-based activities for kids including nature-based crafts, sustainable garden education, and learn about local flora and fauna!

“Star Party’s” with Colorado Springs Astronomical Society (CSASTRO)

Returning May 2023, dates coming soon!

Join Colorado Springs Astronomical Society (CSASTRO) and Sustainable Educational Experience (SEE), for night sky observations in the night sky on . If you haven’t seen the Moon, Jupiter or Saturn through a telescope, it’s an amazing sight!   Fun for all ages!

The Colorado Springs Astronomical Society (CSASTRO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit of astronomy enthusiasts dedicated to the promotion and advancement of astronomy throughout Southern Colorado. CSASTRO is a community engaged organization with over 230 active members and an active public outreach program providing over 100 hours of astronomy programs each year for the community.

Harvest Celebration – September 2023 Date TBD

On Saturday, October 15th, 2022 we celebrated our first inaugural Harvest Celebration, honoring our wonderful volunteers, community partners, and participants!

The afternoon of festivities included: a potluck, volunteer award ceremony, live music from “Meg and the Yeti”, yard games, and educational demonstration stations.

2nd annual Harvest Celebration will be back in 2023!

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