Community Calendar

2017  SANTA FE Community Calendar

Below are community events put on by other organizations who we are friends with or events by us, Home Grown New Mexico. Please check back as more community events are added often. The events in red are Homegrown New Mexico events/classes

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APRIL 2017

cheeseSunday, April 2nd—12 noon to 2 pm
Bloomy Rind Cheese Class
Learn how to make a bloomy rind cheese like Brie. We will delve into the delicious and mysterious realm of bloomy-rinded
cheeses. We’ll discuss the defining characteristics of bloomy rinds, do a hands-on demo and taste comparisons.
Instructor: Lilith Spencer
Location: Alessandra and Steve Haines house:
52 Mansion Drive • Santa Fe, NM
Lab Fee: $10 for members and non-members

Space is limited to 12 people-Waiting list will be available.

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Bloomy Rind Cheese Class

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Tuesday, April 4, 7 to 9 p.m., 1 day
GARDENING GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT
Course #HG353 01/CRN 30713
Bob Pennington, Fee $25
Contact: Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87508
505-428-1000

These days, everyone is trying to figure out how to stretch the family budget a little further. Planting your own “eat-ables” has never been more important.
Bob Pennington talks about how to raise a successful vegetable garden. He answers questions about when to start the plantings and how to sneak edibles in-between flowers and other garden plants. Come to class loaded with questions. Even at this altitude and with our soil, you can grow your own food.

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Rose Pruning Workshop
Saturday, April 8th from 9:00-12:00 p.m. at the Harvey Cornell Rose Garden

Part of the free Let’s Grow series sponsored by the Santa Fe Master Gardeners, this is a hands-on rose pruning session at 1315 Galisteo Parkway. Bring your handheld pruners, gloves and long sleeved clothing. Lean the correct way to prune roses and then practice what you learn with Master Gardeners in this historic garden. Pruning instruction is by Master Gardener and Consulting Rosarians, Cindy Hoffman and Jack & Juanita Ortega, and Kathern O’Brien of the Santa Fe Rose Society. Instruction: 9-9:30 and actual pruning in the garden from 9:30-12:00.

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Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m. to noon/1 day
ARID LAND RESTORATION
Course #HG374 01/CRN 31045
Instructor: Amanda Bramble, Fee $35
Contact: Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87508
505-428-1000

Learn to restore the unique landscape of the arid Southwest. Heal degraded landscapes through mulching, seeding, and creating erosion control and
water harvesting structures that create microclimates
for moisture and growth. Structures like one rock dams, rock rundowns, medialunas and zuni bowls are introduced. It’s all about harvesting organic
matter, storing water in the soil and encouraging vegetative growth and stable landscapes. Examine the ecological restoration projects and their success rates at
Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center. We will also tour SFCC’s grounds and observe patterns on the land.
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April 8, Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, 1 day
PLANTS FOR SANTA FE
Course #HG320 01/CRN 30712
Instructor: Tracy Neal, Fee $39
Contact: Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87508
505-428-1000

Plan your spring plantings now! Climate changes will affect your garden’s ability to thrive. Some traditional Santa Fe plantings will survive and some new
plants will work better in the future. In this course, horticulturist and landscape designer Tracy Neal discusses the changes taking place and what the changes
mean for plant selection in this region. He reviews more than 100 of the best trees, shrubs, perennials and grasses for Santa Fe with photos of the plants to guide you.

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Tuesday, April 11, 7 to 9 p.m./1 day
XERISCAPE GARDENS
Course #HG354 01/CRN 30716
Bob Pennington, Fee $25
Contact: Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87508
505-428-1000

Xeriscape gardens are water-wise landscaping. They are well-planned, use water efficiently and can even appear lush. Everybody talks about xeriscape; learn what it is, the basic principles of xeriscape, and how to design for good looks while saving water. Bring questions about how to introduce the principles into your yard or garden. Join Bob Pennington of Agua Fria Nursery for this introduction.
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Tuesday, April 18, 7 to 9 p.m./1 day
A ROSE BY ANY NAME IS EASY TO GROW
Course #HG355 01/CRN 30714
Instructor: Bob Pennington, Fee $25
Contact: Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87508
505-428-1000

Roses have an undeserved reputation for being difficult to grow. Learn how to select the best varieties for this area, how to care for them and how to ensure
successful growth.
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The Buzz on Building a Native Bee House and Selecting Native Plants that Attract Bees
Saturday, April 22nd from 10-12:00 p.m. at the Randall Davey Audubon Center

Part of the free Let’s Grow series sponsored by the Santa Fe Master Gardeners, this event will be taught by Audubon Project co-leader Ann Caudell. SNAPP (Santa Fe Native Plants Project) will showcase the Native Plants that attract bees. Sessions held in the Education Classroom of the Randall Davey Audubon Center at the end of Upper Canyon Road.

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curditoSunday, April 23rd—12 noon to 2 pm
Veggiekraut & Curtido Workshop
We will create a version of sauerkraut that uses additional vegetables and spices to make what is called “Veggie-Kraut” plus Curtido, a Salvadoran side dish.
Instructor: Terry Buhl
Location: 2520-B Camino Entrada (Santa Fe Area HomeBuilders Association-next to Habitat ReStore on south side • Santa Fe, NM
Fee: FREE for members/$5 suggested donation for non-member

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Veggiekraut & Curtido Workshop

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Sunday April 23rd, 2017 (Earth Day Weekend)
Seed School In a Day
Presented by Santa Fe Master Gardeners and the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance
Where: Railyard Park Conservancy, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1607 Paseo de Peralta at Guadalupe Street • Santa Fe, NM 87505 
Class tuition: $65   Includes lunch

Join us for Seed School In a Day in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Seed School is a one-day workshop that offers a comprehensive overview of seed saving. Practical, hands-on activities are balanced with engaging lectures to provide a fun and interactive learning experience. Following the workshop, participants will understand why bio-regional seed saving is so important and they will gain enough skills to begin their seed saving adventure!
Email belle@rockymountainseeds.org for more information and go to:
https://rockymountainseeds.org/attend/seed-school-in-a-day/ssiad-santa-fe

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April 29
Storm Water Harvesting, Rooftop to Riverbed
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m/1 DAY
Location: Santa Fe Community College
Course #HG306 01/CRN 30963
Instructor: Aaron Kauffman, Fee $45
Contact: Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87508
505-428-1000

Communities around the world are being stressed by inefficient use of valuable water resources and poor land management practices. Simple and pragmatic water harvesting methods exist to curb water consumption, treat and reuse polluted water and rehabilitate watersheds at varying scales. This course introduces local rainwater resource harvesting opportunities and is followed with visiting projects implemented by Rainwater Resource Partnership members.

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MAY 2017

tomato-and-eggplantSunday, May 7th—12 noon to 2 pm
Warm Season Heirloom Vegetable Gardening
Cool Season crops are finishing up and warm season crops are just starting. Learn which warm season heirloom varieties grow here and how to prepare for planting them in the garden.
Instructor: Jannine Cabossel/The Tomato Lady
Location: Jannine’s micro-farm:
56 Coyote Crossing • Santa Fe, NM
Fee: FREE for members/$5 suggested donation for non-member

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Warm Season Heirloom Vegetable Gardening

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zuni-bowlSunday, May 21st—12 noon to 2 pm
Zuni Bowls
A unique and beautiful way to capture water off your property. Find out all about them and how to make them.
Instructor: Permaculturalist, Reese Baker, owner of
The RainCatcher
Location: Reese’s house:
2053 Camino Lado • Santa Fe, NM
Fee: FREE for members/$5 suggested donation for non-member

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Zuni Bowls

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JUNE 2017

vinegarsSunday, June 4th—12 noon to 2 pm
Artisan Vinegars
Learn to make your own Artisan vinegars. We will discuss how to make and age wine vinegars, cider vinegars, malt vinegars and fruit vinegars and shrubs (drinks).
Instructor: Alessandra Haines
Location: Alessandra and Steve Haines house (park on street):
52 Mansion Drive • Santa Fe, NM
Fee: FREE for members/$5 suggested donation for non-member

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Artisan Vinegars

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chevreSunday, June 25th —12 noon to 2 pm
Cheesemaking: French Chevre
Learn how to make French Chevre cheese from goat’s milk—Bring a container to take home some cheese curd.
Instructor: Dianne Pratt
Location: 2520-B Camino Entrada (Santa Fe Area HomeBuilders Association-next to Habitat ReStore on south side • Santa Fe, NM
Lab Fee: $10 for members and non-members

Space is limited to 12 people-Waiting list will be available.

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Cheesemaking: French Chevre

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JULY 2017

pestsJuly 9th—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!
Instructor: Jannine Cabossel/The Tomato Lady
Location: Jannine’s micro-farm:
56 Coyote Crossing • Santa Fe, NM
Fee: FREE for members/$5 suggested donation for non-member

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Organic Pest Control in the Vegetable Garden

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sq-footSunday, July 23th—12 noon to 2 pm
Grow more in less space with Square Foot Gardening
Learn how to maximize your garden space with less work, less weeding and less watering!
Instructor: Pamela Goff
Location: Pamela Goff’s home:
6761 Camino Rojo (park on street) • Santa Fe, NM
Fee: Free to members/ $5 suggest donation for non-members

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Grow more in less space with Square Foot Gardening

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AUGUST 2017

HG TOUR LOGOSunday, August 6th-9 am to 3 pm
KITCHEN GARDEN & COOP TOUR
Main Fundraising Event for Home Grown New Mexico! See five inspirational kitchen gardens in Santa Fe. Pick up ideas that you can use at your gardens or just enjoy these beautiful, edible and functional landscapes.
Location: various locations around Santa Fe, NM
Fee: FREE to members/ $25 per person for non-members

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - KITCHEN GARDEN & COOP TOUR

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berriesAugust 27th —12 noon to 2 pm
Small Fruit Perennial Gardening-Berries, Grapes and more!
Come learn how to diversify your garden to include perennial vegetables, edible flowers, fruiting shrubs and nut trees! The southwest can be a challenging environment for gardeners so we will explore techniques for success and abundance.
Instructor: Permaculturalist, Jeremiah Kidd, owner of
San Isidro Permaculture
Location: Jeremiah’s property:
29 Hidden Valley Road • Santa Fe, NM
Fee: FREE for members/$5 suggested donation for non-member

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Small Fruit Perennial Gardening-Berries, Grapes and more!

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SEPTEMBER 2017

mozzSunday, September 10th—12 noon to 2 pm
Cheesemaking-Mozzarella
Learn how to make mozzarella cheese and take some home!
Instructor: Diane Pratt/Duskin Jasper
Location: 2520-B Camino Entrada (Santa Fe Area HomeBuilders Association-next to Habitat ReStore on south side
Lab Fee: $10 for members and non-members

Space is limited to 12 people-Waiting list will be available.

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Cheesemaking-Mozzarella

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savorySunday, September 24th—12 noon to 2 pm
Culinary Herbs in the Garden & the Kitchen
Deborah will bring in various trusty herbs from her garden and talk about how they behave in the garden and in the kitchen. She will provide a few herb- based recipes and some tastes of the herbs themselves.
Instructor: Deborah Madison
Location: The Railyard Community room -behind SITE Santa Fe
Fee: FREE for members/$5 suggested donation for non-member

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Culinary Herbs in the Garden & the Kitchen

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OCTOBER 2017

potluck-01Sunday, October 1st—4 pm to 6 pm
Fall Harvest Potluck
Come to our Fall Harvest Potluck. Share some food from your gardens with like minded gardeners and listen to our guest speaker. Bring a dish.
Location: TBD
Fee: FREE for everyone!
Guest Speaker: TBD
Fee: FREE for everyone

Please RSVP through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Fall Harvest Potluck

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November 2017

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December 2017

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PAST EVENTS-YOU MISSED THE FOLLOWING:

FEBRUARY 2017

February 4-rescheduled from Jan 21
Water is Life-a Workshop and Fundraiser for Water Protectors Legal Collective
Times: Saturday, 10:00 am-2 pm
Where: Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center/Cerrillos, NM
Cost: Sat-$30-$60
For more info or to RSVP: contact:amanda@ampersandproject.orgor go to: http://ampersandproject.org/event/water-is-life/

How do we create fertile environments within our lives to support the seeds we plant? The answer will be particular to each of us. In this workshop sacred water will guide us there.
The day will include:
• self reflection exercise
• observing design that recognizes the sacredness of water
• small group dialogue
• gentle and intentional work on the land
Our winter workshop space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot. Suggested donation $30 to $60 or more for Water Protectors Legal Collective.Here’s the related blog post about this event.

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Sat., Feb. 25, 1-4 p.m.
Soils Testing Workshop
New Mexico Wildlife Center, Espanola
Santa Fe Master Gardeners Let’s Grow Educational Series
This free class will include how to prepare packaged soil samples for testing at CSU Soils Lab, how to prepare paperwork and interpret the results, including what amendments to add to soils for certain conditions, demonstrations on how to cheaply, easily and accurately determine your soil structure, how to use the soil triangle and why knowing your soil is important.

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February 26
Developing a Permaculture Practice
Time: Sunday, 10am – 3pm
Where: Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center/Cerrillos, NM
Cost: Sat-$50-discounts available
For more info contact:amanda@ampersandproject.org or go to: http://ampersandproject.org/event/developing-a-permaculture-practice/

Effective change can start in a small and gentle way with the help of Permaculture’s guiding principles. Effective change can start in a small and gentle way with the help of Permaculture’s guiding principles. By exploring strategies like Optimizing the Edge and Making the Least Change for the Greatest Effect, we can work towards self sufficiency and community resilience. Find more ways to demonstrate this care for the earth and for people in a way that speaks to your spirit and adds a level of fulfillment to your life.

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MARCH 2017

glassgemMarch 3-4
Rocky Mountain Seed Summit
Location: Santa Fe, NM

For more info and to sign up contact: rockymountainseeds.org

The Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and the McCune Foundation, presents a two-day summit and one-day field trip focused on training and inspiring seed producers across the Rocky Mountain region. The Mountain West Seed Summit will include presentations, demonstrations, hands-on activities, lively discussions, seed exchanges, art, music, and more!

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HG SEED EXCHANGEMarch 3
Santa Fe Seed Exchange sponsored by Home Grown New Mexico
If you are looking for free seeds for your vegetable or flower garden, come to the Santa Fe Seed Exchange-No need to sign up, just show up!
Time: 5-7 pm-FREE!
Where: Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Pavilion Building,1607 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM. Extra parking behind SITE Santa Fe (across the street)
Cost: Free
For more info contact: homegrownnewmexico1@gmail.com

Home Grown New Mexico is hosting this event for all home gardeners, community gardens and school gardens in cooperation with the Rocky Mountain West Seed Summit that is being held here in Santa Fe from March 3-4. In addition to our annual Seed Exchange, there will be a Seed Slam (poetry slam) hosted by SeedBroadcast.org and a mixer afterwards sponsored by the National Young Farmers Coalition. It’s going to a wonderful time for all who attend. Come to all or part but come to the Seed Exchange first.

Seeds of Change and Native Seeds/SEARCH have donated seeds as well as many local gardeners so there are plenty of seeds available. Come even if you do not have any to share. Bring flower, herb, vegetable seeds if you do. This is a great way to start the growing season and get the juices flowing!

The Santa Fe Master Gardeners will be at the event with a “Native Plants” table for gardening questions and will have handouts to give away.

SB_BusinessCard_Back_photoThe SeedBroadcast organization  in addition to the ‘Seed Slam’ will have their Seedbroadcasting Truck to answer questions about saving seeds and seed story recording equipment.  Tell your story about the seed, where you got it, how you planted it and more.  See their website for stories across America.

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Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m. to noon,  1 day
SIMPLE GREYWATER SYSTEMS
Course #HG321 01/CRN 30718
Amanda Bramble, Fee $35
Contact: Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87508
505-428-1000

Make use of your household wastewater. Greywater is an important resource that can be used safely for creating gardens and wildlife habitats in our dry
climate. This class covers New Mexico greywater code, appropriate soaps for use in these systems and basic gravity-fed greywater systems at Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center. Those systems include mulch basins, infiltration chambers and pumice wicks.

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img_20161111_090755-1Sunday, March 5th—12 noon to 2 pm
Sourdough Bread Making
Learn how to make sourdough bread! Learn the timeless craft of how to use flour, water, salt and sourdough culture to flavor and leaven bread. It’s as simple and nourishing as it gets. Don’t be intimidated by bread making any longer.
Instructor: Mike Warren
Location: 2520-B Camino Entrada (Santa Fe Area HomeBuilders Association-next to Habitat ReStore on south side • Santa Fe, NM
Fee: FREE for members/$5 suggested donation for non-member

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Sourdough Bread Making

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Saturday, March 11—2 pm to 5 pm
Simple Greywater Systems
Location: UNM Los Alamos
Instructor: Amanda BrambleCost: $55For more info contact Student Services at 662-0332

Make use of your household wastewater. Greywater is an important resource that can be used safely for creating gardens and wildlife habitats in our dry climate. This class covers New Mexico greywater code, appropriate soaps for use in these systems and basic gravity-fed greywater systems at Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center, including mulch basins, infiltration chambers and pumice wicks.
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Saturday, March 18
Indoor Seed Propagation
Time: Saturday, 10am – 3pm
Where: Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center/Cerrillos, NM
Cost: Sat-$50-discounts available
For more info contact:amanda@ampersandproject.org or go to:
http://ampersandproject.org/event/indoor-seed-propagation/
Plant seeds early indoors! You can use a greenhouse, cold frame, or South facing window to get your garden sprouting despite snow on the ground outside. The factors to ensure germination and transplant success include timing, soil composition, and watering techniques. Try your hand at transplanting seedlings from flats into pots and develop your own planting calendar.

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220px-inf3-96_food_production_dig_for_victory_artist_peter_fraserSunday, March 19th—12 noon to 2 pm
Evolution Gardening/Revisiting the Victory Garden in the 21st Century
Mike Reed will revisit the concept of the Victory Garden but in a 21st-century context, which will involve careful design and ethically nuanced applications adapting Permaculture concepts to a backyard setting. Come learn what works and what doesn’t.
Instructor: Permaculturalist, Mike Reed
Location: Mike Warren’s house:
747 Old Las Vegas Highway • Santa Fe
Fee: FREE for members/$5 suggested donation for non-member

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Evolution Gardening/Revisiting the Victory Garden in the 21st century

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Tuesday, March 21, 7 to 9 p.m/1 day
RIGHT PLANT, RIGHT PLACE
Course #HG324 01/CRN 30717
Bob Pennington, Fee $25
Contact: Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87508
505-428-1000

In this casual class, Bob Pennington answers questions
and shares his broad knowledge about what plants work
in our harsh environment. Learn the best locations for
a variety of plants and how to help them thrive. Bring
your questions and ideas for Pennington’s input.

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March 22-August 9, Weds. 10am-12pm/intermittent dates
TOMATO GROWING 101 (Season Long Course)
Instructor: The Tomato Lady/Jannine Cabossel
Dates: 7 dates throughout the growing season
Location: Jannine’s mini farm
56 Coyote Crossing • Santa Fe, NM
Fee: $150 for 7 classes (see schedule at link below)

These hands-on classes will emphasis learning how to grow tomatoes successfully throughout the whole season. Participants will learn how to grow tomatoes from their seeds, what starting mix to use, what soil to transplant in, how to handle the delicate seedlings when transplanting up, how to produce sturdy plants. Lighting systems will be discussed and your seedlings will stay under lights at my farm under my care until time to plant outside when you will take your plants home to plant outside in your garden.

Students will get experience with actual planting to gain confidence and will come back in the season to learn how to prune them, how to identify diseases and pests and how to control them.

For more info and to sign up go to:
https://giantveggiegardener.com/2017/02/18/tomato-growing-101-class/
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Saturday, March 25—9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 day
SANTA FE LANDSCAPING FROM THE GROUND UP
New Mexico offers many challenges to gardeners, including poor soil, high winds, and erratic precipitation and temperature patterns. This class is designed as a half day intensive course on how to establish a successful landscape in Northern New Mexico. From nourishing the soil to choosing the right plants, Tracy will teach you how to create a beautiful and successful garden in our area. He will share his over 40 years of experience in New Mexico as a nurseryman, landscaper and arborist, giving you the information you need for a landscape
that meets the challenges of the present and the future.
Course #HG309 01/CRN 31491
Instructor: Tracy Neal, Fee $45
Contact: Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87508
505-428-1000

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Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m. to noon, 1 day
INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE
Course #HG322 01/CRN 31043
Amanda Bramble, Fee $35
Contact: Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87508
505-428-1000

Permaculture is a way to design ecological habitats and food production systems. Get introduced to the principles, ethics and design methodology that make
permaculture an appropriate tool for community self sufficiency. Learn about zones, microclimates, stacking functions, waste resources and more. Examples from the Ampersand Sustainable Living Center will be highlighted.
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potluckSunday, March 26th—4 pm to 6 pm
Spring Fling Potluck-FREE!
Avery Aguilar from the Santo Domingo Pueblo will give a presentation on Native American Pueblo gardening techniques. Find out what Home Grown New Mexico classes and events are being held in 2017. Share some food and listen to our guest speaker. Bring a dish.
Guest Speaker: Avery Aguilar from Santo Domingo Pueblo
Location: 2520-B Camino Entrada (Santa Fe Area HomeBuilders Association-next to Habitat ReStore on south side • Santa Fe, NM
Fee: FREE for everyone!

Please RSVP through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Spring Fling Potluck

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Tuesday, March 28, 7 to 9 p.m./1 day
GARDEN SUPERSTARS
Course #HG349 01/CRN 30715
Instructor: Bob Pennington, Fee $25
Contact: Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87508
505-428-1000

When it comes to knowing what will grow in New Mexico, few people have more experience than Bob Pennington, owner of Agua Fria Nursery for more than
20 years. This class focuses on plants and flowers that do incredibly well in our soil and harsh conditions. These are the plants that you can ignore and they still
thrive and look beautiful. Learn what you can put in the ground and forget about. Even if your thumbs aren’t green, you can be a success in your garden!

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March 30-April 2, 2017

Flute Making and Farming at the Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico
Location: Jemez Pueblo (Bodhi Manda Zen Center in Jemez Springs, NM)
Times: Meet with Jemez Pueblo flute maker and player Marlon Magdalena. Enjoy a time of service with Jemez Pueblo resident Roger Fragua on his farm, helping prepare the fields for spring crops and learning about traditional values. Cost:$500More information and to register:  go to: http://earthwalks.org/ 
Contact: info@earthwalks.org