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Luan Akin

Luan Akin

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Luan Akin
Tagawa Gardens Outreach Ambassador

After 30 years as a news reporter for KCNC TV in Denver, Luan Akin was ready for a change. In 2008, she came to Tagawa Gardens and offered to create a brand new position: Garden Outreach Ambassador.

Luan had trained and volunteered as a Douglas County Master Gardener for ten years. In addition to her duties as a news reporter, working primarily out of the Channel 4 News helicopter, Luan also produced and presented a long-running series of stories called “Gardening Together.”

All these years later, Luan now works year ‘round, presenting a variety of gardening and nature-related topics to hundreds of children, HOA’s, gardening clubs, church groups, small businesses and other organizations.

She is an avid gardener, a beekeeper and a proud mom to four dogs who have trained her well.

Want to test your gardening know-how? Define these five very basic terms.

Every field of interest has its jargon.  Work, hobbies, social media…  Gardening is no exception.  That doesn’t mean these terms aren’t helpful and important. Let’s take a look at some “garden-speak” that even entry-level gardeners should know. Understanding what’s behind these five words and concepts might just change the way

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Five Great Reasons Container Gardens May Be Purr-fect for You!

Gardens don’t have to be in the ground to be terrific.  These days, with so many people having busier lives and smaller yards (or perhaps no yards at all), gardening in containers can be a great fit! Let’s look at some of the ways that container gardening can make this

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Curious Which Annuals to Plant for Warm Days & Cool Nights? Our Experts Share Their Favorites.

Are you craving some color in your garden?  A burst of something to let you know that spring is really here?  You’re not alone!  The folks in Tagawa’s Annuals Department are right there with you! With more cold weather still to come, I wanted to ask some of our Annuals

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