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Attention: Check Class Availability

It has recently come to our attention that some of the classes being offered by us were closing early before they filled up through our EVENTBRITE registration. That glitch has been fixed. Many classes still have openings.

Check in the CLASSES/EVENTS SECTION for details or go to the top of the website for availability and sign-up! The following classes still have these openings for people to register. Don’t wait as classes fill up fast.

CLASS
Veggiekraut & Curtido Workshop-April 23
Available openings—2

Warm Season Heirloom Vegetable Gardening-May 7
Available openings—15

Zuni Bowls-May 21
Available openings—11

Artisan Vinegars-June 4
Available openings—2

Cheesemaking: French Chevre-June 25
Sold out-
Waitlist available-be ready to come at the last-minute

Organic Pest Control in the Vegetable Garden-July 9
Available openings—20

Grow More in Less Space with Square Foot Gardening-July 23
Available openings—20

Kitchen Garden & Coop Tour-August 6
open to everyone

Small Fruit Perennial Gardening: Berries, Grapes & More! Aug 27
Available openings—15

Cheesemaking: Mozzarella-Sept 10
Available openings—2

Culinary Herbs in the Garden & Kitchen-Sept 24
Available openings—15

Fall Harvest Potluck-Oct 1
Available openings—35

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Ordinance of Santa Fe

Hi Folks-As an organization that promotes organic growing methods, we feel this is an important petition you may want to sign telling the City of Santa Fe to honor their Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Ordinance of 2001.  We normally don’t get involved in politics but feel this is too important to ignore here for Santa Fe. They are now ignoring the ordinance by spraying herbicides and pesticides in our parks, streets and around buildings. Be proactive for our beautiful city and keep it safe for us and our pets. Read on.

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From the Santa Fe Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides (SF CAP): 

Ever since the City of Santa Fe passed an integrated pest management (IPM) ordinance in 2001, city parks, streets, and buildings have been as free as possible from pesticide applications. What a joy it has been to know you can take your children and pets there without fear of being exposed to poisons. And know that bees and wildlife are not being harmed.

But that is about to change. The current IPM coordinator and Parks Division Director have breached our existing IPM ordinance, and are no longer committed to the no pesticide policy. They have already sprayed Rufina Street with glyphosate (active ingredient in Roundup), a known cancer-causing chemical. They have also begun regular monthly pesticide spraying of the golf shop buildings, and made at least two applications of herbicides for weed prevention. All these actions violate the IPM ordinance, and future applications are surely to follow, since the IPM coordinator said if he couldn’t use pesticides, he’d “better get another job”.

The City had it right when it stated in the IPM Ordinance that “(t)he city, in carrying out its operations, shall assume pesticides are potentially hazardous to human and environmental health.”

That’s why I signed a petition to Javier Gonzalez, Mayor, City of Santa Fe, which says:

“We, the undersigned, add our voice to the list of citizens who are concerned about the health and safety of Santa Fe and who urge the City to continue to abide by the spirit and letter of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Ordinance.”

Will you sign the petition too? Click here to add your name:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/tell-the-city-of-santa?source=s.fwd&r_by=6963613

Spring Fling Potluck tomorrow! 4-6 pm

Don’t forget tomorrow is our Spring Fling Potluck for all us home garden growers. We already will have a good turnout but more are always welcome!

Sunday, March 26th—4 pm to 6 pm
Spring Fling Potluck-FREE!
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.

Avery Aguilar from the Santo Domingo Pueblo will give a presentation on Native American Pueblo gardening techniques.

Location: 2520-B Camino Entrada (Santa Fe Area HomeBuilders Association-next to Habitat ReStore on south side • Santa Fe, NM

(Camino Entrada is off  Cerrillos on the south side of town-the Police sttion is on the corner. Go down about 3 blocks and turn right at the “Habitat Restore” entrance sign and then left at the orange cones into the HomeBuilders Association parking area.)

Fee: FREE for everyone!

Please RSVP through Eventbrite:

Eventbrite - Spring Fling Potluck

2 GREAT EVENTS/CLASSES THIS WEEKEND!!

2 GREAT EVENTS/CLASSES
THIS WEEKEND!!

Come to our Annual Seed Exchange this Friday, March 3rd and on Sunday, March 5th we have our 1st class-Making Sourdough Bread! Don’t miss them!!

EVENT #1

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Friday, March 3rd—5 pm to 7 pm FREE!
Home Grown New Mexico Seed Exchange
If you are looking for free seeds for your vegetable or flower garden, come to the Santa Fe Seed Exchange-new location!
Location: Santa Fe Farmer’s Market Pavillion Bldg 1607 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM (park behind SITE Santa Fe)
Fee: FREE for everyone! No need to sign up-just show up!

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EVENT #2

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

 

2017 Home Grown New Mexico class schedule is up

announcement logoThe class schedule is up! We are ready to rock and roll. You can go to the CLASSES/EVENTS AT THE TOP OF THIS WEBSITE and see all the classes and events we are offering in 2017.  CHECK OUT OUR MARCH EVENTS!

We have a great SEED EXCHANGE coming up on March 3 working with the Seed Summit organization that is having a workshop here in Santa Fe. The event is free and we will be over at the Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion building.

A Sourdough Bread Making’ class on March 5, Evolution Gardening/Revisiting the Victory Garden in the 21st Century’ class on March 19 and a Spring Fling Potluck will feature Avery Aguilar from Santo Domingo Pueblo. He will give a presentation on Native American Pueblo gardening techniques.

And that’s just the March line up! To see the whole schedule go here:
2017-hgnm-class_event-schedule

Once again we need you to sign up at the ‘Eventbrite’ badge so we know who is coming and prepare for them. Also if there needs to be any changes, we can contact you. The sign up is same as last year and worked well.

Most of the classes (cheese classes excepted) are free to members and don’t forget with your membership, the Kitchen Garden & Coop Tour is free to members too, so join soon so you don’t miss out on any of these great classes and events. Those of you who joined last year will get a renewal notice via email when your membership is due.

Welcome to 2017 -a New Gardening Year

 

Hello everyone and welcome to a new gardening year! By now hopefully you are receiving you seed catalogs in the mail and deciding on your seeds for your 2017 gardens.

We here at Home Grown New Mexico have woken from our slumber and are now planning this year’s events. January is an exciting month where we are planning many NEW workshop/classes as well as some of the favorites like cheesemaking will be returning.

t-emojiWe can’t let the cat out of the bag yet but as soon as they are firmed up, we will tell you. It’s going to be a great year!

SeedBroadcasting from Tierra Viva: Farming the Living Earth

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SeedBroadcast will be honoring
Seeds during
Tierra Viva: Farming the Living Earth, 2016 Biodynamic Conference

The Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station invites local seeds, seed keepers, gardeners, farmers, and inspiring seeds, as well as all Biodynamic Conference attendees to join in celebrating Seed Stories and Swapping Seeds. Come by to record your Seed Story, drop off some seeds, and pick some up too. We will have lots of seed saving how-to’s to distribute and we hope to bring people together to share their wisdom and inspiration of Seeds.
We will be parked in front of the Santa Fe Conference Center and there is no cost to participate in this SeedBroadcast event.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Saturday, November 19
800am – 600pm: Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station
800pm – 930pm: Seed Exchange
Here is more information about SeedBroadcast and the Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station:

SeedBroadcasting from Tierra Viva: Farming the Living Earth

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