Community Calendar

 

2019  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

How to Prune and Care for Roses
April 3rd: 1-3 pm
For more info go to:
Santa Fe Botanical Gardens

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Saturday, Apr. 6, 9 am to 2 pm-SFCC
Growing Without Soil: Hydroponics and Aquaponics
Discover the methods used at SFCC to grow food without soil during a one-day introductory workshop. Hydroponics and aquaponics systems work to create fully recycling systems producing food year around in controlled environments.

Saturday, Apr. 6, 1 day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Course # HG399 01/CRN 31213
Charlie Shultz and Pedro Casas Cordero, Fee: $129

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Trees for the Santa Fe Area
Sat April 6th, 1-4 pm
For more info go to:
Santa Fe Botanical Gardens

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Preparing Habitats for Santa Fe Bluebirds
Sat April 6th, 1-4 pm
For more info go to:
Santa Fe Botanical Gardens

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Sunday, Apr. 7th-9 am to 2 pm-SFCC
Manage and Build a Soilless Growing System
Discover how to manage and build your own soilless growing system to get your garden started. Learn about managing a soilless production system using controlled environments such as greenhouses and indoor spaces.

Sunday, Apr. 7, 1 day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Course # HG401 02/CRN 31214, Fee: $129

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Regenerative Soil Ecology
April 7th- 11:00 am3:00 pm
For more info go to Ampersand:
Regenerative Soil Ecology

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Sunday, April 14th
12 noon to 2 pm
Hoop House Gardening-Grow Y’ Own-
Be Your Own Farmer Year Round!
Ken Kuhne produces affordable, renewable, Western Red Cedar hooped raised garden/or/grow beds for growing one’s own food supply. Come learn how garden or grow beds will help you reduce your carbon footprint. Support the Green movement so essential to the health of our planet and giving you the ability to grow vegetables year round!

Instructor: Ken Kuhne
Location: Santa Fe Community College/directions will be given
to participants
Fee: $10 for members/$20 for non-members

Please sign up through Eventbrite below:

Eventbrite - Hoop House Gardening

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How to Plant the Native Plant Garden
April 20th, 1-4 pm
For more info go to:
Santa Fe Botanical Gardens

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Community Day at the Garden!
Free to NM residents & students
April 22nd, 9 am-5 pm
For more info go to:
Santa Fe Botanical Gardens

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Native Bees: Getting to Know Them &
How to Welcome Them Into Your Yard
April 24th, 1-2:30 pm
For more info go to:
Santa Fe Botanical Gardens

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Railyard Park Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 27, 12 pm – 4pm

The Railyard Park-FREE

Enjoy a day in the sun in the Railyard Park, Santa Fe’s award-winning green space, to celebrate the Earth and local biodiversity in honor of 2019’s natonal Earth Day theme: Protect our Species. Learn, engage and be inspired by the unique biodiversity in New Mexico with animal ambassadors, interactive games, “critter costume-making”, and Graze Days, a live grazing demonstration in the park’s native grasslands. Earth Day will feature a line-up of music and performances and costume parades throughout the day! For all the details, visit www.railyardpark.org/event/2019-earth-day-celebration

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Plants for the Santa Fe Area
April 27th, 1-4:30 pm
For more info go to:
Santa Fe Botanical Gardens

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Native Bees Basics: Houses and Plants
Saturday, April 27 , 10 a.m.–noon

Location: Randall Davy Audubon Center,
1800 Upper Canyon Road

event sponsored by Santa Fe Extension Master Gardeners

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MAY

Saturday, May 4th, 9 am to 3 pm
Garden Fair and Plant Sale
put on by Santa Fe Extension Master Gardeners

Location: Santa Fe County Fairgrounds
3229 Rodeo Road • Santa Fe
Free Admission and parking

Come to the SF Extension Master Gardeners Garden Fair and Plant sale this year. Demos, Exhibits, Speakers, Tool Sharpening and Used Tools. A great way to start off the gardening season!

Guest Speakers:10 amCactus Gardens in Santa Fe11 amNative Plants Demo and Talk12 noonAttracting Native Bees to New Mexicos Backyards1 pmAquaponics, Hydroponics and Greenhouse Management2 pmHorticultural Therapy And Gardening in Your Golden Years

For more info, visit sfemg.org

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Sunday, May 5th
12 noon to 2 pm
Learn how to do a  drip system and save water!
This hands-on class is an introduction to installing your own drip irrigation in your garden. You will help plan & install drip irrigation in a raised vegetable bed and a flower garden. It’s easy and fun!

Instructor: Mike McGeary and Jannine Cabossel
Location: Mike McGeary’s casa: 835 E. Zia Road • Santa Fe
Fee: $10 for members/$20 for non-members

Please sign up through Eventbrite below:

Eventbrite - Learn how to do a drip system and save water!

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Magic Condiment Shio Koji Workshop
May 8th, 10 am-11:30 am
For more info go to:
Santa Fe Botanical Gardens

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Colorful Container Gardening
May 11th, 11 am-12:30 pm
For more info go to:
Santa Fe Botanical Gardens

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Sunday, May 19th
12 noon to 3 pm
Cheesemaking: Creamy Feta-NEW!
Hands on-learn how to make a soft, creamy Feta cheese with goat’s milk. Traditionally, feta has been made in Greece from sheep’s milk, although goat’s milk has been used in more recent times.

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

Please sign up through Eventbrite below:

Eventbrite - Cheesemaking-Soft Feta-NEW!

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Medicine in Your Garden
May 21st, 10 am-12 pm
For more info go to:
Santa Fe Botanical Gardens

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JUNE

Sunday, June 9th
12 noon to 2 pm
Masa in the Casa: TORTILLAS
Join us for a workshop on how to make homemade whole grain corn tortillas! Corn tortillas are best steaming fresh and are simple and fun to make at home.Using a variety of colorful heritage and local corn we will demonstrate how to nixtamalize and grind it into masa. Try your hand at pressing and cooking the tortillas! Taste and compare the variety in flavor and textures…

Instructor: Alessandra Haines and Diane Pratt
Location: Steve and Alessandra Haines house:
52 Mansion Drive • Santa Fe
Fee: $10 for members/$20 for non-members
Hands-on: limited to 12 people

Please sign up through Eventbrite below:

Eventbrite - Whole Grain Tortillas

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Sunday, June 23rd
12 noon to 2 pm
Kimchi
No Korean meal would be complete without a side dish of kimchi. In this workshop, we’ll use modern equipment to make kimchi in a small batch that can ferment on your kitchen counter. Everyone will leave with copies of all recipes. If you’ve been thinking about trying kimchi, but thought it might be too compli- cated or too spicy, this workshop is for you!

Instructor: Teri Buhl
Location: Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association building
2520-B Camino Entrada (next to Habitat ReStore on south side of building) • Santa Fe
Fee: $10 for members/$20 for non-members

Please sign up through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Kimchi

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JULy

Sunday, July 7th
12 noon to 2 pm
Get the Buzz on Native Bees!
Honeybees might get the most attention, but native bees really are the major pollinators of food crops. Did you know that there are more than 500 species of native bees just in New Mexico? Do you know the differences between the native bee & the honey- bee? Come and learn all about these often overlooked pollinators. Bob Zimmerman, retired biology teacher, will show you how to provide a bee friendly yard for native bees & how to make a native bee house to encourage them to hang around your garden!

Instructors: Bob Zimmerman
Location: Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association building
2520-B Camino Entrada (next to Habitat ReStore on south side of building) • Santa Fe
Fee: $10 for members/$20 for non-members

Please sign up through Eventbrite below:

Eventbrite - Native Bee Houses

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Sunday, July 21st
12 noon to 2 pm
Santa Fe Community College
Hydroponic Tour
Did you know Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) has one of the best examples of  hydroponic and aquaponic greenhouses? Charlie Shultz, who has been a pioneer in the field of hydroponics and aquaponics for more than 20 years serves as Lead Facility for the (CEA) program at the College and will give us a personal tour of the hydroponics and aquaponics systems using soil-less production techniques on campus.  His students end up with a green thumb and a wet thumb! Come see how sustainable agriculture practices affect the ecological health of New Mexico and the world.

Instructor: Charley Schultz
Location: Santa Fe Community College • 6401 Richards Ave • (SFCC) Trades and Tech Wing • Santa Fe (directions will be given to participants)
Fee: $10 for members/$20 for non-members

Please sign up through Eventbrite below:

Eventbrite - Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) Hydroponic Tour

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AUGUST

Sunday, Aug 11th
12 noon to 4 pm
Mer-Girl Gardens Tour
This is going to be a special field trip this year just north of Espanola in La Villita. This tour will be well worth the drive! They practice sustainable and bio-dynamic farming with a focus on open-pollinated varieties. Ron Boyd and his wife Debora start-
ed Mer-Girl Gardens on about 6 acres and over 20 years have nurtured it into a gorgeous 12 acre farm teaming with biodiversity with it’s orchard of over 100 varieties of apples and 50 varieties stone fruits as well as vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and heri- tage grains . Ron also has a keen interest in small farm tools and techniques helpful for farming on a human scale.

Instructor: Ron Boyd and Debora
Location: La Villita, NM (between Alcalde and Los Luceros) (directions given to participants)
Fee: Free to members/$10 for non-members

Please sign up through Eventbrite below:

Eventbrite - Mer-Girls Farm Tour

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August 25th
12 noon to 2 pm
Flowers Good Enough to Eat
Growing edible flowers can be incredibly easy. Add beautiful colors to your meals with edible flowers! In this class, we will learn about which flowers are edible flowers. We will walk around the the Tomato Lady gardens and gather edible flowers and herbs. Then, we will taste our freshly cut flowers and sample some dishes made with them. Samples will include flower butter on crostinis, a cherry tomato salad with a soft herb vinaigrette and flowers and fresh berries with a lavender whipped cream. Handouts included.
Instructor: Jannine Cabossel/The Tomato Lady
Location: Tomato Lady Farm: 56 Coyote Crossing • Santa Fe
Fee: $10 for members/$20 for non-members

Please sign up through Eventbrite below:

Eventbrite - Edible Flowers

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SEPTEMBER

Sunday, Sept 8th
12 noon to 2 pm
Gnocchi
Fluffy little pillows of potato-y pasta goodness!
We will be making 2 varieties of these wonderful, and versatile, Italian pasta dumplings. One will be a classic russet potato gnocchi and the other will be a healthier sweet potato gnocchi. You’ll be amazed at how quick and easy it is to make this delectable dish! Learn to make gnocchi by hand with Pam Goff. Free tastings! Delizioso!

Instructor: Pam Goff
Location: Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association building
2520-B Camino Entrada (next to Habitat ReStore on south side of building) • Santa Fe
Fee: $10 for members/$20 for non-members

Please sign up through Eventbrite below:

Eventbrite - Gnocci

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Sunday, Sept 22nd
12 noon to 2 pm
Jammin Jellies
Most of us don’t have root cellars today, but we have modern equipment and ingredients that extend shelf life and make excit- ing new recipes possible that Mom & Grandma only dreamed of. Tired of that boring grape and strawberry jam the supermarket sells? Attend this workshop and discover a whole new world of tasty fruit spreads!

Instructor: Teri Buhl
Location: Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association building
2520-B Camino Entrada (next to Habitat ReStore on south side of building) • Santa Fe
Fee: $10 for members/$20 for non-members

Please sign up through Eventbrite below:

Eventbrite - Jam On!

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OCTOBER

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NOVEMBER

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DECEMBER

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THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE OVER:

MARCH 2019

Garden Superstars-SFCC
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 1 day, 7 to 9 p.m.
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 40 years. Learn about plants and flowers that do incredibly well in our soil and harsh conditions. These are plants that you can ignore and they still thrive and look beautiful. Even if your thumbs aren’t green, you can be a success in your garden!

Wednesday, Mar. 6, 7 to 9 pm  Course # HG349 01/CRN 30939
Bob Pennington, Fee: $29

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Wise Water Gardening-SFCC
Saturday, Mar. 9, 1 day, 9 a.m. to noon
Do you want to learn how to grow food successfully
in our harsh climate? Discover methods to help your seedlings survive the spring winds, summer pests and blazing sun. Rainwater harvesting and greywater use should be the foundation of gardens in arid lands. Learn about these techniques in practice and discuss how to get the most out of small growing areas through staged plantings, inter-cropping, perennial plants, soil preparation and extending your growing season.

Saturday, Mar. 9, 1 day, 9 a.m. to noon Course # HG356 01/CRN 31035 Amanda Bramble, Fee: $39

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Climate Change and Water Resources in NM and Greater Southwest
March 9th, 4-5 pm
For more info go to:
Santa Fe Botanical Gardens

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Wednesday, March 13th
4 pm to 6 pm
Home Grown New Mexico Seed Exchange-FREE
If you are looking for free seeds for your vegetable or flower garden or have some to share, start this new gardening season with us at the Santa Fe Seed Exchange. *New this year– book sale of gently used gardening books and magazines-cheap!

Location: Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association building
2520-B Camino Entrada (next to Habitat ReStore on south side of building) • Santa Fe
Fee: FREE for everyone! No need to sign up-just show up!

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Saturday, Mar. 16, 1 day, 9 a.m. to noon
Arid Land Restoration-9 a.m. to noon-SFCC
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.

Saturday, Mar. 16, 1 day, 9 a.m. to noon Course # HG374 01/CRN 30936 Amanda Bramble, Fee: $39

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Santa Fe Landscaping from the Ground Up
March 23, 1-5 pm
For more info go to:
Santa Fe Botanical Gardens

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Spring Garden Prep for Roses
March 23rd, 9 am–noon
Harvey Cornell Rose Park
Event sponsored by Santa Fe Extension Master Gardeners

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Sunday, March 24th
4 noon to 6 pm
Spring Fling Potluck-FREE!
Come to our Spring Fling Potluck and find out what Home Grown New Mexico classes and events are being held in 2019. Please bring a dish. Jannine will go over the class schedule.

Location: Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association building
2520-B Camino Entrada (next to Habitat ReStore on south side of building) • Santa Fe
Fee: FREE for everyone! No need to sign up-just show up!

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Xeriscape Gardens
Wednesday, Mar. 27, 1 day, 7 to 9 pm
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.

Wednesday, Mar. 27, 7 to 9 p.m. Course # HG354 01/CRN 30940
Bob Pennington, Fee: $29

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Decolonization and Re-Indigenization
March 31st-11 am-4 pm

For more info go to Ampersand:
https://ampersandproject.org/event/decolonization-and-re-indigenization

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