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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.


Monday through Friday
8:00 am to Noon
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Our office is closed on legal holidays.

Phone: 719-520-7690
Fax: 719-520-7699

17 North Spruce Street,
Colorado Springs, CO  80905

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Master Gardener Help Desk

Monday and Wednesdays June-September
9:00 am to Noon 
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

To call or email a specific staff member, please see the staff profile below

Charity Cagle, M.Ed.
4-H Youth Development & Leadership Agent

Mercedes Glenn
Office Administrative Assistant

Michael Lucero, MPH
Extension Agent
Health and Wellness Programs

Michele Ritchie
Local Food Systems Coordinator

Irene Shonle, Ph.D.
Horticulture Associate

Emily Tobler
4-H Youth Development Agent – Livestock

Jonathan Vrabec
El Paso County Extension Director

4-H Program Assistant

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.