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.

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

Fall in Durango

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.

2020 Colorado Master Gardener

Are you interested in gaining knowledge about plants and helping others?  The Colorado Master Gardener program is for you!

The Colorado Master Gardener program in La Plata County is taking applications for our 12 week series that starts in January and will be held at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, every Thursday 9 am to 4 pm.

Master Gardeners are part of the outreach program of Colorado State University; a statewide network of faculty and staff that provides lifelong educational programs for all Coloradans in their local communities using research based information.

Please click here for more information about the Colorado Master Gardener program 


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.

Operation Front Line

Apple Press - Homegrown 2010

At a Glance

Darrin Parmenter– Extension Director

Contact Information

2500 Main Street
Durango, CO 81301 (map)

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

Email contact form




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