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Colorado State University Extension operates in partnership with the El Paso County Community Services Division to provide non-credit programming to local citizens.


El Paso County Extension Educational Resources

CSU Extension offers a variety of classes throughout the year in El Paso County. From home gardening to food preservation to backyard beekeeping, El Paso County Extension creates educational spaces and opportunities for all levels beginner, novice, and expert.

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Colorado State University Fact Sheets

New to the area? Gardening and High Altitude Baking can be a challenge in El Paso County. Colorado State University has research-based fact sheets to assist with additional education on important subject matters, such as Home Gardening, Food Safety, Insects and more..

Fact Sheets 

Contact Information

CSU Extension El Paso County
17 N. Spruce Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Closed 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (daily)

Master Gardener Help Desk - Virtual Only:
Contact us via email at:

In-person Help Desk hours May-September

Mondays & Wednesdays
9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m.
(719) 520-7684

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Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.