Classes/Events

2018 schedule

Here are the 2018 Home Grown New Mexico education classes/workshops/events in Santa Fe.  These classes are also posted on the community calendar in red. Follow us on Instagram, visit us on Facebook and here at homegrownnewmexico.org. We hope that you will join us for some of these great classes.

Due to increasing costs, some of our classes have a fee for our members. But many of our classes are free for members or at reduced rates. Non-members pay a fee for most classes. It pays to become a member-the savings are terrific.

When you sign up at Eventbrite, be sure you check off the proper box as to if you are a member or non-member and pay accordingly. If you want to become a member, go here.

We keep track of our members so if you try to pay the member fee and you are not a member, you will be have to pay the non-member fee at the class. Sorry to be so hard-nosed but the classes are extremely popular and space is limited.

If you like, you can download the 2018 class/event schedule: 2018 HGNM Class:Event Schedule

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JULY

Sunday, July 8th—
12 noon to 2 pm

Soapmaking Workshop
This class will be a demonstration class making cold processed soap from scratch with information provided on how to make it yourself.  Learn about the materials, equipment, and techniques used in this method. This soap will be a simple soap for learning and will not use scents so that people with chemical sensitivities may participate.

Instructors: Marina Bertelli/Kathy Morse
Location: 2520-B Camino Entrada (Santa Fe Area HomeBuilders Association-next to Habitat ReStore on south side) • Santa Fe
Fee: Free to members/$10 for non-members

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Soapmaking Workshop

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Sunday, July 22th—
12 noon to 2 pm

Organic Pest Control in the Vegetable Garden
What’s bugging you? Come find out what’s currently eating your crops besides you and how to deal with them organically!

Instructor: Jannine Cabossel/The Tomato Lady
Location: Jannine’s mini-farm:
56 Coyote Crossing • Santa Fe
Fee: FREE for members/non-member

Please sign up through Eventbrite below in orange:

CLICK AND REGISTER Eventbrite 

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AUGUST

Sunday, Aug 12th—
12 noon to 2 pm

Farm to Table-What to do with all that Zucchini?
If you’re wondering what to do with all that zucchini and summer squash, then this is the class for you! We will be making delectable recipes with zucchini, from chocolate zucchini muffins and mock apple crisp to zucchini tater tots and spiralized zucchini pasta and more!  We will show you how to make the recipes and you will get to sample them as well. Yum!

Instructor: Pamela Goff
Location: 2520-B Camino Entrada (Santa Fe Area HomeBuilders Association-next to Habitat ReStore on south side) • Santa Fe
Fee: Free to members/$10 for non-members

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Farm to Table-What to do with all that Zucchini?

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August 26th —12 noon to 2 pm
Extending the Garden Season into Fall
Want to extend your gardening season into fall? Learn about how to grow in low tunnels, cold frames and greenhouses

Instructor: Jannine Cabossel/The Tomato Lady
Location: Jannine’s mini-farm:
56 Coyote Crossing • Santa Fe
Fee: FREE for members/non-member

Please sign up through Eventbrite below in orange:

CLICK AND REGISTER Eventbrite

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SEPTEMBER

Sunday, Sept 9th—
12 noon to 2 pm

Boozy Garden Delights
Preserve the flavors of the harvest with alcohol based digestifs and amaros. Learn to extract flavors from local fruits, herbs and conifers and make delicious and unique liqueurs. We will discuss suitable plant material, making simple syrups and aging the final product. We will also have a tasting of last season’s projects.

Instructor: Steve Haines
Location: Steve and Alessandra Haines house:
52 Mansion Drive • Santa Fe
Fee: FREE for members/$10 for non-member

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Boozy Garden Delights _____________________________________________

Sunday, Sept 16th—
12 noon to 3 pm

Cheesemaking-Mozzarella
Hands on-Learn how to make mozzarella cheese and take some home!

Instructors: Diane Pratt/Jannine Cabossel
Location: 2520-B Camino Entrada (Santa Fe Area HomeBuilders Association-next to Habitat ReStore on south side)
Fee: $10 for members/$20 for non-members—this is not a membership-memberships sold separately here
Space is limited to 12 people-Waiting list will be available.

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Cheesemaking-Mozzarella
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OCTOBER

Sunday, October 14th—
4 pm to 6 pm

Milling & Baking Wild Leavened Bread with Whole Grains
Explore ancient, heirloom and local grains such as spelt, red fife, turkey red wheat, triticale, emmer and einkorn in fermented, naturally leavened bread. Pre-industrialized wheats offer a huge variety of nutrients and gluten contents and are distinctly different from large-scale commercial wheat. We will demonstrate the process from grinding whole grains in a home mill to making a loaf of bread. Sprouted grains & tasty additions will also be discussed.

Instructors: Alessandra Haines, Diane Pratt & Deborah Madison
Location: 52 Mansion Drive • Santa Fe
Fee: FREE for members/$10 for non-members

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Milling & Baking Wild Leavened Bread with Whole Grains

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THESE CLASSES below ARE FINISHED. SORRY YOU MISSED THEM BUT SEE ABOVE FOR THE REST OF OUR CLASSES available FOR 2018

MARCH

Wednesday, March 14th—4 pm to 6 pm/FINISHED

Home Grown New Mexico Seed Exchange
If you are looking for free seeds for your vegetable or flower
garden or got some to share, come to the Santa Fe Seed Exchange.

Location: Frenchy’s Barn • 2001 Agua Fria (intersection of Agua Fria & Osage Ave.) • Santa Fe
Fee: FREE for everyone! No need to sign up-just show up!

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Sunday, March 25th—12 noon to 2 pm/FINISHED

Biochar Demonstration Workshop
South Valley, Albuquerque area
Many of you have attended Michael Reed’s Permaculture classes with us. This year we will be going to his property in South Valley to learn about Biochar. This workshop includes: a sample burn to make the charcoal; hands-on participation in loading a drum with already shredded material; a full discussion of how to inoculate the charcoal to turn it into biochar, including several different recipes; and demonstration of how to incorporate the prepped biochar into the soil. We’ll also give you a zip-loc bag full of finished biochar for your very own.

Instructor: Michael Reed/Permaculturist
Location: Michael Reed’s property • 2401 Black Mesa Loop SW, South Valley, Albuquerque area 87105 • directions will be sent out 2 days before the event to those who sign up
Fee: FREE for members/non-member

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APRIL

Sunday, April 8th—12 noon to 2 pm/FINISHED

Miso Workshop and Demonstration
Miso is created by fermenting rice Koji, salt and soybeans.
This flavorful, enzyme-packed condiment can be used for many dishes. In this workshop, you will learn: variety of miso, why miso is considered to be healthy food, and how to incorporate miso into everyday diet. The instructor will do a miso making demonstration.

Instructor: Nao Sadewic
Location:  (Santa Fe Area HomeBuilders Association-next to Habitat ReStore on south side) • Santa Fe
Fee: $15 per person for members or non-members

Sunday, April 29th—FINISHED
12 noon to 2 pm

Pasta Making class-Ravioli
Join Michelle Michelotti-Martinez of Eatentions to learn the art of pasta making. She will talk about the use of certain flour and other ingredients to obtain the best results for fresh pasta & demonstrate how to roll out the dough, dry, & cut the pasta. A quick pan sauce will be demonstrated & we will finish with a sampling!

Instructor: Michelle Michelotti-Martinez
Location: 2520-B Camino Entrada (Santa Fe Area HomeBuilders Association-next to Habitat ReStore on south side) • Santa Fe
Fee: $20 per person for members or non-members

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MAY

Sunday, May 6th—FINISHED
12 noon to 2 pm

How to Brew Compost Teas For Your Garden Using Vermicompost
Duskin will demo how to make an inexpensive compost tea brewer using vermicompost. 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.

Instructor: Duskin Jasper
Location: Milagro Community Garden • 2481 Legacy Court
(off of Rodeo Road and Legacy behind church) • Santa Fe
Fee: FREE for members/$10 non-member

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Sunday, May 20th—FINISHED
12 noon to 2 pm

Cheesemaking-French Chèvre
Hands on-Learn how to make French Chèvre cheese from goat’s milk
Bring a container to take home some cheese curd.

Instructor: Diane Pratt
Location: 2520-B Camino Entrada (Santa Fe Area HomeBuilders Association-next to Habitat ReStore on south side) • Santa Fe
Fee: $10 for members/$20 for non-member
Space is limited to 12 people-Waiting list will be available.

JUNE

Sunday, June 10th—FINISHED
12 noon to 2 pm

Bokashi Composting Method-Scraps to Soil in Weeks!
Have kitchen waste? Don’t like to turn piles? Want to make great soil? Then the Bokashi system of fermenting your kitchen waste might be for you. Utilizing a select set of micro-organisms, your waste is turned into a potent pre-compost which, when added to your soil, is rapidly converted to rich soil, ready to plant in a few weeks. What’s in your bucket?

Instructor: Kathy Morse
Location: 2520-B Camino Entrada (Santa Fe Area HomeBuilders Association-next to Habitat ReStore on south side) • Santa Fe
Fee: FREE for members/$10 for non-member

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Sunday, June 24th—FINISHED
12 noon to 2 pm

Hot Sauces and Cold Relishes
In this workshop, you will learn how to make a fermented hot sauce from dried chiles and a spicy fermented relish (or chutney). We’ll also make pickled vegetables and discuss when (and when not) to use vinegar and/or refrigeration.

Fermentation is easy, but requires patience – a declining virtue in today’s “fast-food culture”. Many foods can be fermented, including condiments. Historians tell us that Confucius “would not eat food without its proper jiang (fermented condiment)”. Sriracha is now the #1 condiment in the U.S., replacing ketchup! A few years ago, that would have been unthinkable, but changing demographics and new research on the healthy biome has contributed to the rediscovery of ancestral practices of food preparation and preservation. For many, a little heat simply just tastes good!

Long before refrigeration and canning were invented, people preserved foods by salting and fermenting them. Salt inhibits the yeasts that break down sugars into alcohol, and creates an environment that allows lactobacilli to digest starches and make lactic acid. This lactic acid acts as a preservative and provides many other health benefits.

Please join us for a fun session of chopping and stuffing veggies, and tasting the results. Fermentation isn’t just about sauerkraut – there’s a whole world of veggies and fruits out there waiting for your discovery!

Instructor: Teri Buhl
Location: 2520-B Camino Entrada (Santa Fe Area HomeBuilders Association-next to Habitat ReStore on south side) • Santa Fe
Fee: FREE for members/$10 non-member

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