2014 Santa Fe Community Homesteading Potluck Gatherings
The goal of our potlucks is to bring people together and organically create an environment of education between the different levels of experience. Come if you are a novice, an expert, or anything in between in the topics of gardening, beekeeping, backyard chicken coops and urban farming. This year we will also have a ‘Question and Answer section’ at each potluck for anybody that has questions about their garden.
Bring a dish to share with the group. We want this to be a zero waste event so please bring a plate, silverware and a cup. We have reusable dishes to use at our potlucks.
DATES: Potluck dates will move around a bit but we are trying to have them on one day in the middle of each Month-February through October (check dates below for exact date)
WEDNESDAY, April 16 from 6-8
Reese Baker, owner and founder of The RainCatcher Inc., has been involved with construction, organic farming, sustainability and permaculture in Santa Fe for over 15 years. He will discuss drylands permaculture design techniques to create long term sustainable landscapes. Reese believes Permaculture design can help us create sustainable landscapes that build soil, grow food for us and wildlife, conserve water, moderate flood and drought conditions, moderate temperature fluctuations, create natural habitats, regulate pests and increase biodiversity. You won’t want to miss this one!
Here are the rest of the dates for the year:
Wednesday, April 16 6 pm-8 pm
Wednesday, May 14 6 pm-8 pm
Wednesday, June 11 6 pm-8 pm
Wednesday, July 16 6 pm-8 pm
Wednesday, August 13 6 pm-8 pm
Wednesday, September 10 6 pm-8 pm
Wednesday, October 15 6 pm-8 pm
Wednesday, November 12 6 pm-8 pm
Home Grown New Mexico hopes to continue to communicate these events and add more speakers and activities to our calendar. To facilitate this there is a suggested donation of $5. For more information on the potlucks, email email@example.com or call 505-983-9706
THURSDAY, March 27 from 6-8 pm
Thomas Guthrie will discuss his research on efforts to revitalize local, small-scale agriculture in northern New Mexico and why he thinks strengthening home economies is important, the significance of disengaging from a capitalist economy at the home level, and his experience working with the Transition movement (an international movement that promotes relocalization in the face of climate change, resource depletion, and economic instability).
THURS. February 27-6-8 pm
Jannine Cabossel, The Tomato Lady’ at the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market will be the guest speaker. Jannine will give tips about early spring gardening and will answer your spring gardening questions.