CSU Extension Offices

CSU Extension Offices


Family & Consumer Science



Colorado State University Extension of La Plata County

The mission of Extension is to provide information and education and to encourage the application of research-based knowledge in response to local, state and national issues affecting individuals, youth, family, businesses, agricultural enterprises and communities of Colorado.

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Want to know what’s happening in the LPC? Check out the awesome stuff CSU Extension is up to!

Vegetable Gardening, focusing on those warm season crops, and how to transplant, train, care and harvest a lot of our fruiting crops.
What: Tomatoes, Peppers, Beans (and more...)
When: Wednesday, May 27th from 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Zoom (of course) https://zoom.us/j/92268623203
Meeting ID: 922 6862 3203
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Warm Season Crops Flyer


Got an insect pest in your garden you can't identify? Having trouble baking at high altitude? Want to learn more about local 4H programs?  Well the La Plata County Extension Office can help you.

Colorado State University Extension, in cooperation with La Plata County, offers informal education in agriculture, horticulture, consumer and family education and 4-H and youth development. The Extension Office can provide information and documented research on subjects relating to living and working in La Plata County.
Information is available at your request on numerous subjects, either through contact with the agents of La Plata County or electronically at Colorado State University Extension.

Common Southwest Native Plants

The Colorado Native Plant Society has crafted a user-friendly, pictorial guide to hundreds of the Southwest’s most common native plants, most of which are ideal for use in gardens. Utilizing a combination of color photographs, botanical illustrations and written descriptions, their book, Common Southwestern Native Plants: An Identification Guide, provides the user with everything needed to identify those elusive plants lining the byways and trails of the region. The authors have even included valuable information on distribution and habitat, medicinal and wildlife uses and big-tree records for many species.
If you missed the class on March 19th, here is the presentation.

At a Glance

Darrin Parmenter– Extension Director

Contact Information

2500 Main Street
Durango, CO 81301 (map)

P: (970) 382-6465
F: (970) 247-2365

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