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Cheesemaking class tomorrow-2 spot just opened up!

TWO SPOTS JUST OPENED UP FOR TOMORROW’S CLASS BELOW. TO SIGN UP AT THIS LATE DATE, CALL 505-660-4986

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

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Boozy Garden Delights

Hey there are still a few openings for this event on Sunday! Read on and sign-up below. FREE TO MEMBERS.

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

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What to do with all that Zucchini class TODAY!

It’s not too late-you can still go to the Farm to Table class-What To Do With All That Zucchini. It’s today from 12 noon to 2 pm. Hope to see you there. Here’s the info.

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

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Organic Pest Control in the Vegetable Garden

GARDENING CLASS THIS SUNDAY!

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

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Soapmaking Workshop Sunday, July 8th

Here is the next workshop being offered  by HGNM this sunday.

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

 

Hot Sauces and Cold Relishes using fermentation methods

A NOTE ON THE BOKASHI COMPOSTING CLASS“The Bokashi composting class on June 10th was great. Taught us a different way to compost using fermentation and anaerobic composting method instead of the traditional aerobic composting that I have done. Going to definitely try this.”
Giant Veggie Gardener/The Tomato Lady of Santa Fe

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Now for the next Home Grown New Mexico class! Still room to sign up

Sunday, June 24th—
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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Bokashi-Japanese Composting Method

Still time to sign up for this fantastic class using fermentation method from Japan for making compost. Totally different than traditional composting or vermi-composting. Gardeners should come and check this one out. Very easy method. Sign up below.

bokashiSunday, June 10th—
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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