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.
Veggiekraut & Curtido Workshop-April 23
Warm Season Heirloom Vegetable Gardening-May 7
Zuni Bowls-May 21
Artisan Vinegars-June 4
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
Grow More in Less Space with Square Foot Gardening-July 23
Kitchen Garden & Coop Tour-August 6
open to everyone
Small Fruit Perennial Gardening: Berries, Grapes & More! Aug 27
Cheesemaking: Mozzarella-Sept 10
Culinary Herbs in the Garden & Kitchen-Sept 24
Fall Harvest Potluck-Oct 1
2 GREAT EVENTS/CLASSES
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!!
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!
Sunday, 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:
The 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:
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.
Here is an exciting event that is coming to Santa Fe. Check it out!
GET INSPIRED by incredible speakers from within and beyond
the biodynamic community doing groundbreaking work with the living earth.
DISCOVER how a living approach to agriculture can help us consciously collaborate with our planet to create healthy, living, vibrant landscapes and nourishing food.
LEARN practical skills in biodynamic and regenerative practices and explore biodynamic principles and philosophy, whether you are new to biodynamics or have been practicing for decades.
CONNECT with hundreds of farmers, gardeners, educators,
activists, and earth lovers at a farm field day, local food tasting,
film screenings, mixers, meetups, artistic performances, and music and dancing
Online registration closes November 1. But you can register at the event too.
Register now to save $50 off the full on-site registration rate and guarantee your space in pre-conference workshops. For more info and to register go to:
Today I taught the Organic Pesticide class and added Disease Control too as we are or will be dealing with pests and disease soon in the middle of the gardening season. The class was great and we had good comments from some of the attendees. I talked about what’s going on the our gardens now and what insect and disease controls we can implement. Attached is the pdf from the class for anyone who wants to know what I do.
ORGANIC PEST and DISEASE CONTROLS
Also attached is the pdf with photos of certain insects that may be attacking our plants now as well. This is in color so it would be a great reference for you to keep when you need to identify a bug you may think is a pest.
CLass pests pics
I recommended the book, Good Bug, Bad Bug for everyone to get which is a great ID book that will show which ones are good beneficial bugs and which ones we consider pests and what crops they attack. I got mine at Amazon.
Then we walked around the community garden and looked for plants that are being attacked or are sick and I showed everyone the plants so hopefully it will help them go back to their gardens and look at their plants and see what is going on.
Other than the heat, I thought the class was great. Thanks to all 20 of you that attended!
Jannine Cabossel is teaching a class on Organic Pest Controls this Sunday, July 10. She will ID some of the plants in the garden with damage and go over many organic methods and organic sprays we can use to control many bugs now attacking our vegetable plants. Below is the info provided by Milagro Community Garden which is hosting the event.
Can you guess which pest is attacking this plant? (see answer below)
WHEN: SUNDAY JULY 10
WHERE: MILAGRO COMMUNITY GARDEN (Off Rodeo Road east of Sam’s Club-Turn north onto Legacy Court. Garden is behind the church, ‘Church of the Servant’, on corner)
TIME: 12-2:00 PM
Taught by Jannine Cabossel, Master Gardener and the Tomato Lady at the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market.
This Educational class was requested by members of the Milagro Community Garden. This class is also open to the Santa Fe Master Gardeners (they will earn 2 CE credits), Home Grown New Mexico members and the PUBLIC. FREE CLASS.
Please come and bring a hat, sunscreen, water, a folding chair and of course your questions. No need to sign up but should you have questions, email CAROLE at firstname.lastname@example.org
ANSWER: The damage in the above photo was from the flea beetle!
We still have a few spaces left for this class. Should be a good one!
Sunday, June 12
Save the Bees-Plants for Honeybees & Pollinators
Come learn which plants to grow on your property to help the honeybees and other pollinators. You don’t need to be a beekeeper to help the bees!
Time: 12 noon to 2 pm
Instructor: Paul Drumright
Location: At Paul Drumright’s house-
6 Cuesta Road • Santa Fe (Eldorado)
Class fee: free for members, $5 suggested donation for non-members
Please sign up through Eventbrite:
You don’t need to be a beekeeper to help bees. The bees need help in surviving especially now and you can help even if you are not a beekeeper. Paul Drumright, an avid gardener and bee keeper will teach us which plants we can grow on our properties to help them. You will see many bee helpful varieties in his garden and learn what insecticides and herbicides hurt them.
Help keep this class free! Become a 2016 Member here for only $35 – includes most classes, potlucks and tour. TAX DEDUCTIBLE!