Map correction for Kitchen Garden & Coop Tour

Hi folks! With all the work for the tour,  we found some errors in the map you may have downloaded on our previous post. So here is the revised map with the streets corrected. Please print out this one for you to follow.

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5TH ANNUAL KITCHEN GARDEN & COOP TOUR – JULY 26

IT’s ALMOST HERE! OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISER AND BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR! PRE-BUY YOUR TICKET AT THE EVENT BRITE BUTTON BELOW OR PAY AT EVENT AT FIRST HOUSE YOU GO TO.

2015 HGNM KItchen Garden Tour_ad _green

Sunday, July 26—OUR MAJOR FUNDRAISING EVENT!
Kitchen Garden & Coop Tour
Time: 9 am-3 pm
Cost: $25. children under 12 free. You can pre-pay below or pay at the tour at any of the homes. Cash, Check or credit cards accepted.
Locations: see below

The 5th Annual
Kitchen Garden and Coop Tour
Sunday, July 26, 2015 from 9 am to 3 pm

See five kitchen gardens in Santa Fe. Pick up ideas that you can use at your place or just enjoy these beautiful, edible and functional landscapes.

The properties on the tour this year will feature many gardening ideas—beautiful vegetable gardens, herb gardens, fruit and nut trees, backyard chicken coops, goats, beehives, composting,  green houses, a neighborhood community garden, edible landscapes and rainwater harvesting systems.  Master Gardeners will be at each location to answer gardening questions and support the event. Pre-purchase tickets here on the eventbrite button or buy them at the tour at whatever house you first go to.

Eventbrite - 5th Annual Kitchen Garden and Coop Tour

5 Properties on tour-get the Home Grown tour_map (revised Jul 18)
#1 • Lisa Sarenduc, Suitable Digs
712 Chicoma Vista
Santa Fe, NM

#2 • Amelia Moody
1951 Osage Dr
Santa Fe, NM

#3 • Deb Farson
2215 Paseo de los Chamisos
Santa Fe, NM

#4 • Bert & Mari Tallant
2389 Camino Pintores
Santa Fe, NM

#5 • Jannine Cabossel, ‘The Tomato Lady’
56 Coyote Crossing
Santa Fe, NM

Garden Tour Bios
Lisa Sarenduc-owner of
Suitable Digs. This property has unique green vacation lodgings on her sustainable property where she lives. Her property features a greenhouse, fruit and nut trees, raised vegetable and berry garden, greywater system, a dome greenhouse with fig trees, another greenhouse with olive trees, a large rainwater catchment system, 1.5 acres of native grasses and flowers lining her driveway using key line design, a swimming pond and is completely powered by solar energy.

Amelia Moody has been gardening at her home in Santa Fe for 10 years. Her lovely garden is continually evolving, as she acquires “gift plants” from her friends. She has mature fruit trees and bed with mixed plantings of vegetables, flowers, medicinal plants and cacti, keeping a constant supply of flowers pollinated by her own honeybees. A giant Saguaro Cactus skeleton dominates her back yard. She also catches water from her roof, storing it underground in a 1000gal tank. Chickens will supply her with eggs through the year. A well tended compost pile rounds out her very balanced landscape.

Deb Farson lives in a townhome with her cat Charley in town. She has been a master gardener for 5 years (in fact, she is the president of the Santa Fe Master Gardeners Association). She has been a Master Composter since 2002. Her property has a small footprint, but she has been able to pack in a lot of sustainability. Her perennials are xeric and include many native plants and shrubs in beds, pots and planters. She connects with the National Weather Service daily – measuring precipitation in Santa Fe. She catches rain from her roof to water her landscape – including raised vegetable beds. She fosters community – cooperating with neighbors in a truly neighborhood community garden. She crafts some of the best compost in town with the help of her neighbors, who contribute their food scraps all year round and get tomatoes in the summer in return.

Bert Tallant and his wife Mari have been gardening in Santa Fe for over 25 years. Their garden showcases many of the sustainable features that can be accomplished in an urban setting. They converted almost half of their property into a vegetable garden. In the compact garden, they grow a substantial portion of their food for the year, including tomatoes, chile, corn, squash and raspberries – lots of raspberries. Bert has experimented w/ espaliered apple trees along the walls that enclose the garden. They use water captured from their roof and piped to the garden underground. A newly captured swarm of honeybees buzz about pollinating and making honey. Eggs are gathered daily from their chickens. They make their own high quality compost gathering materials from neighbors and the city.

Jannine Cabossel-The Tomato Lady
Jannine can be found selling her heirloom tomatoes at the Santa Fe’s Farmer’s Market in the summer and features her artisan farm on the tour this year. She strives toward sustainability. Her 6.5 acre property includes 3000 sq ft of raised vegetable gardens that supply her with food year round, garden art and flowers that feed her soul, over 30 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, fruit trees, strawberries, grapes and raspberries, 2 busy beehives, many drought tolerant, bee friendly gardens, chickens that give her eggs daily, Koko the horse and her buddies-the goats, a terraced herb garden, an unheated greenhouse full of tomatoes now and greens in the winter, a cold frame for fall/spring gardening, composting systems and even a resting hut fondly called the Tea House. Be prepared to wander and get lost on this lovely property that will surely inspire gardeners.

 

JULY UPCOMING EVENTS

Sun. July 12
Kitchen Counter Gardening-CLASS FULL
Learn how to grow micro-greens in your kitchen!
Time: 12 pm-2 pm
Instructors: Alessandra Haines & Mike Warren
Location: 3229 Rodeo Road (Rodeo Grounds/Large Annex building Master Gardener classroom)

Eventbrite - Kitchen Counter Gardening

This fast-growing market has become tremendously popular with both growers and chefs. For growers, Micro Greens have a low start-up cost for year-round production, are relatively easy to grow, and most can be harvested within 2-3 weeks. For chefs, they allow for interesting colors, flavors, and textures to be creatively combined to enhance any dish. Come learn how to grow micro-greens with Allesandra and Mike!

Help keep this class free! Become a 2015 Member here for only $35 – includes all classes, potlucks and tour. TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

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 Sunday, July 26

2015 HGNM KItchen Garden Tour_ad _green

Sunday, July 26—OUR MAJOR FUNDRAISING EVENT!
Kitchen Garden & Coop Tour
Time: 9 am-3 pm
Locations: Addresses of all 5 properties and a map will be posted here by July 15.
Cost: $25. children under 12 free. You can pre-pay below or pay at the tour at any of the homes. Cash, Check or credit cards accepted.

The 5th Annual
Kitchen Garden and Coop Tour
Sunday, July 26, 2015 from 9 am to 3 pm

See five kitchen gardens in Santa Fe. Pick up ideas that you can use at your place or just enjoy these beautiful, edible and functional landscapes.

The properties on the tour this year will feature many gardening ideas—beautiful vegetable gardens, herb gardens, fruit and nut trees, backyard chicken coops, goats, beehives, composting,  green houses, a neighborhood community garden, edible landscapes and rainwater harvesting systems. For more info on each property, go here or purchase tickets below at eventbrite.

Eventbrite - 5th Annual Kitchen Garden and Coop Tour

Field Trip: Fruit Trees with Gordon Tooley, Sunday June 28

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANOTICE: FIELD TRIP CARPOOL INFO
For those of you signed up to go on this field trip and want to possibly carpool, offer rides and/or caravan up to Gordon’s property,  read on:

-We will meet at 10:30 AM at the LITTLE WHOLE FOODS COMMUNITY ROOM PARKING LOT .

-Please PARK TO THE LEFT OF THE COMMUNITY ROOM, NOT DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF IT. The LITTLE Whole Foods is located on Cordova and St. Francis and the community room is behind the LITTLE Whole Foods ON CORDOVA.

-WE WILL LEAVE AT 11 AM SHARP to Gordon Tooley’s place

Anyone who doesn’t want to meet, please DOWNLOAD THE MAP- (gordon tooley map). There are 35 people signed up and Gordon doesn’t have enough parking space for all of us so please consider carpooling.

SEE YA SUNDAY! Below are the class details.

Sun. June 28, 12 pm —2 pm
Fruit Trees with Gordon Tooley
Learn what varieties of fruit trees do well in NM and how to grow them.
Time: 12 pm-2 pm
Instructor: Gordon Tooley
Location: PO Box 392 Truchas, NM 87578 info@tooleystrees.com 505-689-2400 (THIS IS A FIELD TRIP) This is a field trip up to his property so you may want to carpool or offer someone a ride. Here is a map to his property: gordon tooley map

Hugelkultur Class Wrap Up

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The Hugelkultur class on Sunday was another really well attended event with over 30 participants.  We want to send out a big thank you to Michael Reed who did a great job introducing us to the principles of hugelkultur, how it fits in the larger framework of Permaculture and some adaptations we can make to use this technique in our climate.  We also got to walk around Mike & Molly’s yard and see the techniques being put into action.

There was also a lot of interest in the Mother of all Gardening Courses that Michael teaches.  The Mother classes are taught year round and run for six months meeting roughly twice a month.  They start and end on the equinoxes. Click on the links for the Mother Course Flyer and class descriptions.

Please contact Michael  (skreed@earthlink.net) for an up to date schedule and any questions you may have.

June is bustling with 3 classes this year

Our June’s bustling with 3 classes this year. So you don’t miss them here is the info and sign up on all of them. The first one is next Sunday-Hugelkultur Gardening on June 14

hugelkulturSun. June 14
Hügelkultur gardening
Learn how to make Hügelkultur raised beds
Time:
12 pm-2 pm
Instructors: Mike Reed & Mike Warren
Location: 747 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe

Eventbrite - Hügelkultur Gardening

Hügelkultur is a composting process employing raised planting beds constructed on top of decaying wood debris and other compostable biomass plant materials. The process helps to improve soil fertility, water retention, and soil warming, thus benefiting plants grown on or near such mounds. Come learn how it works, how you can make one and see one in progress. This class is held past Fina Cafe on Old Last Vegas Hwy around the corner from Eldorado.

Help keep this class free! Become a 2015 Member here for only $35 – includes all classes and tour. TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

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Compost Tea Brewer 2013

 

Sun June 21, 12 pm —2 pm
Vermicomposting made easy!
Learn about vermicomposting and how to build a compost tea brewer
Time: 12 pm- 2 pm
Instructor: Duskin Jasper
Location: Milagro Community Garden (Off Rodeo Road east of Sam’s Club-Turn north onto Legacy Court. Garden is behind the church, ‘Church of the Servant’ on corner) • Santa Fe

Eventbrite - Vermicomposting Made Easy

Become a worm farmer! Let red wigglers do the work of transforming your household waste into “black gold” vermicompost. This workshop will allow you to discover how simple it is to create an outdoor vermicompost bin from straw bales and salvaged materials. The class will cover what goes in a worm friendly compost bin and how to care for worms and harvest their compost.

Duskin will also demo how to make an inexpensive compost tea brewer. With a brewer, you can make a compost tea for your plants.  The use of compost tea has been shown to increase plant growth and suppress disease.

Duskin Jasper is certified by the Santa Fe Master Gardener Association in conjunction with the City of Santa Fe as a public outreach educator to promote residential composting in Santa Fe. Presented in cooperation with Milagro Community Garden (MilagroGarden@yahoo.com)

Help keep this class free! Become a 2015 Member here for only $35 – includes all classes and tour. TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASun. June 28, 12 pm —2 pm
Fruit Trees with Gordon Tooley
Learn what varieties of fruit trees do well in NM and how to grow them.
Time: 12 pm-2 pm
Instructor: Gordon Tooley
Location: PO Box 392 Truchas, NM 87578 info@tooleystrees.com 505-689-2400 (THIS IS A FIELD TRIP) This is a field trip up to his property so you may want to carpool or offer someone a ride. Here is a map to his property: gordon tooley map

We will have a meeting point for those of you wanting to help give rides or pick up a ride up to his property and follow us up there. More info on where to meet coming up by June 20 here.

Eventbrite - Fruit Trees with Gordon Tooley

Come learn from the Master! Focusing on varieties that are drought tolerant and adapted to high pH, Gordon grow species trees, shrubs, and grafted fruits for our area.  His stock is grown with organic methods and he practices holistic orchard management.

He has many heirloom and uncommon varieties of grafted apples, apricots(sometimes), plums, pears and cherries. Some of them may be new to you but are an opportunity for you to grow varieties that have all but disappeared from our markets.  His grafts are on rootstocks carefully selected to match climate and soil types in this area.  His species trees and shrubs are easy to care for and will provide screening, habitat and food for wildlife and yourself.

He believes in selling small caliper trees with well-developed root systems.  The fabric root bags we plant in are key factors in building a fibrous root structure.  Smaller caliper trees establish more quickly with less transplant shock, and grow more vigorously in difficult sites than large caliper trees.

Help keep this class free! Become a 2015 Member here for only $35 – includes all classes and tour. TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

 

Identifying Tomato Curly Top Virus (CTV)

Photo credits: curly top disease - photo courtesy of http://ucanr.org/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=3352

Curly Top Virus *CTV) in tomato plant

Curly Top Virus (CTV) on tomatoes
Last year, the Beet Leafhopper which transmits ‘Curly Top Tomato Virus’ was rampant in our gardens and devastated many of our tomato plants. I lost only 4 plants out of 74 to it but only because I take extraordinary measures to protect them. Here is some information on the beet leafhopper.

leaf beet hopper

Beet Leafhopper is about 1/8 inch long and light green

 

The Beet Leafhopper flies in on the winds in early June through July, jump on the tomato plants and taste them. They don’t even like to eat tomato plants but sample them, transmitting the disease in the process, then fly off to visit other plants. For more info on how to identify it, symptoms and how to protect your plants go to this post on giantveggiegardener.com.