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Colorado State University Extension offices like the one in Denver County bring the research and resources of the university within easy reach, and our staff are here to help.

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  • Address: 888 East Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80210-5036
  • Phone: (720) 913-5270
    Text: (720) 254-1519

Our office is located in the beautiful Harvard Gulch Park. Please call or email before you visit to make sure that a staff member will be available to help you.

Denver Master Gardener Help Line

Denver Master Gardeners In-Person

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens Library


  • April – October: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
  • November – March: Tuesdays only
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Note: Admission to DBG library is free; fee and reservations needed to enter the the rest of the Gardens.

Staff & Program Areas


CSU Extension Director for the City and County of Denver
Isabel Mendoza
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Administrative Assistant
Victoria Soto-Gomez
Office Phone: 720-913-5270
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Social Justice and Community Development Specialist
Marcelino Casias

4-H Youth Development

Jenia Hooper, 4-H Agent

4-H Youth Development Agent
Jenia Hooper
Office Phone: 970-491-2023
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Horticulture, Gardening & Colorado Master Gardeners

Horticulture/Entomology Specialist
Karim Gharbi

Office Phone: 970-491-7879

Master Gardener Program Coordinator
Merrill Kingsbury

Office Phone: 970-491-0043

Expanded Food & Nutrition Education (EFNEP)

Azucena Rubio, Program Educator

EFNEP Program Educator
Azucena Rubio
Office Phone: 720-913-5285
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Extension Programs are available to all without discrimination. If you have a need for which you seek an accommodation, please notify our team at least 14 days before the event or program.


COVID-19 Support Services offered by the City and County of Denver.