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.
Amy Hetager as many of you know was one of the founders of Home Grown New Mexico and passed away 2 years ago of brain cancer at the tender age of 40. She was the heart and soul of our organization and was a great inspiration to all who knew her. Home Grown New Mexico would not be the organization it now is without all her hard work and vision. She was also a Santa Fe Master Gardener and helped bring both organizations together for the Kitchen Garden & Coop tour where Master Gardeners help with our tour.
The Parks Division worked closely with Amy Hetager on the community gardens while she was alive. Since her passing, they have worked on changing the name of one of the community gardens in honor of her. As with any bureaucratic venture, it has been a long, arduous journey and we are thrilled that Jessie Esparza of the Parks Division has carried the torch to make this happen. They will officially re-name the Sunnyslope Meadows Community Garden on the north side of town to The Amy Hetager Garden on October 24th and there will be a celebration potluck afterwards for this great honor. Home Grown New Mexico rescheduled our fall potluck to time it with the renaming event. The community potluck is sponsored by the Parks Division and Home Grown New Mexico. The Parks Division decided on a weekday to accommodate family members of Amy who may join us. Even if it’s on your lunchbreak, come enjoy the food, camaraderie and stories of our dear friend.
Won’t you please join us and bring a harvest dish to share in her honor?
Below are the details of the events and a map to Sunnyslope Community Park.
MODIFIED OCT 13-NEW INFO BELOW!!
Date: Monday, October 24th, 2016
Time: 11:30-Ceremony at Sunnyslope Meadows Community Park (soon to be Amy Hetager Community Park)
Where: Sunnyslope Meadows Community Garden.
Address: 304 Avenida Aliso (it’s across from Alto Park and you can turn off W. Alameda onto Sicamorro then turn right on Cedar and then turn left). Get map here: sunny-slope-community-garden-map
The potluck location has been changed to Frenchy’s BARN due to the chairs/tables live there and it can be inside if the weather is cold.
Time: 12:00 potluck lunch
Where: FRENCHY’S BARN
Address: 1200 Agua Fria Rd
What to bring: Bring a food dish to share with others in celebration of Amy.
Sorry for any confusion. The Park Dept just changed things a little. BUT WE STILL WANT YOU THERE!!
Call Jannine at 505-660-4986
So while winter is here and the gardens are sleeping, we at Home Grown New Mexico are not sleeping. With the new year here, we are busy planning classes and events that we on think will be interesting to you in 2016. We plan on having a meeting later this month to firm things up and will then share with you all the good news as it unfolds.
We also will have some changes in how the membership works this year that we know you will like. Our membership doubled last year and hope you will all join again!
Last year we know we were on the right track as every class filled up and we got some great feedback. We learned that Sundays seems to be good for everyone and you all will even travel on a field trip like the one we had up at Gordon Tooley’s Tree Farm in Truchas.
Some other highlights last year included the cheese classes (we plan to have more this year), the Permaculture classes, the Seed Exchange, the Early Spring Planting Class, the Microgreens Class, and actually every class was great! I know cause I went to every one of them and learned so much from all the great teachers.
Then we had a great Kitchen Garden and Coop Tour last summer with every home on the tour having fantastic gardens that gave us all some great ideas for our own gardens.
We had a potluck in the fall with Deborah Madison as our guest speaker and had a fantastic turnout. It was held at Paul and Christine Drumright’s beautiful home. It seemed like this was the perfect time for everyone to catch up, share some great harvest food, enjoy Paul’s gardens and house and listen to a wonderful speaker.
So let this be a tickler before we unfold what 2016 reveals!
Happy 2016 everyone!!
Chairperson, Home Grown New Mexico
This year we haven’t had any potlucks until last night. It was a great success with Deborah Madison as our guest speaker—41 attended! Paul and Christine Drumright’s house is really beautiful and their gardens are inspirational. The many mini hidden gardens where people could gather was fabulous and gave many of us some great ideas. Most of us came away very inspired! Thanks for offering up your house.
The food was great from all our garden harvests and Deborah’s talk was wonderful and entertaining. It felt like all of us were among old friends although many new friends were made too. Thanks to everyone who came-you all made it a great event!
POTLUCK, POTLUCK, READ ALL ABOUT IT!
Hey everybody we are having a potluck! We’re excited and want you all to show up! People interested in gardening in Santa Fe, Home Grown New Mexico, fellow gardeners, and sustainable types-this is the potluck for you. We’ve all been busy in our gardens this season and what a fabulous season it’s been with all this rain but now it’s time to take a break, get social and share your garden booty. It should be great fun, inspirational and tasty too.
To top it off , Deborah Madison will be our guest speaker. Her talk, ‘From the Kitchen and Into the Garden (and perhaps staying there!)’ will be about different ways one comes to the garden, how it happened to her, is happening, and what matters (herbs!, curiosity, etc.). Deborah Madison is the author of 10 books and lives here in Galisteo. Her latest books are, ‘The New VEGETARIAN COOKING For Everyone’ and ‘Vegetable Literacy’. If you haven’t heard Deborah speak, she is very engaging and fun to listen to. We can’t wait to hear what she’s been up to!
Here are the details:
DATE: Sunday September 13, 2015
TIME: 6:30 pm
HOST: Paul & Christine Drumright’s home
ADDRESS: 6 Cuesta Road • Santa Fe (Eldorado), NM
PHONE: 660/6277 or 505/466-9299
GUEST SPEAKER: Deborah Madison
DIRECTIONS: POTLUCK DIRECTIONS
Please sign up for this FREE event below at eventbrite so we know how many people are showing up!
Our last Home Grown New Mexico Potluck for Wednesday, October 15, 2014 has been cancelled. We will resume them next year.
We still have one more fundraising event in November and that is the Beermaking class. The class is filling up fast so please go to the Class section to sign up for it on this site. Learn to make beer at home and bottle it and take home some too! Buy your ticket here before it fills up.
HOME GROWN’s September Upcoming Events
Wednesday, September 10th
Home Grown’s Potluck will be at the Whole Foods Community Room (Cordova and St.Francis location). Come join fellow gardeners to talk about fruit and vegetable gardening in our area and eat good food. What’s going on in your garden? Come listen and share.
Sunday, September 21
Preserving Your Harvest Class
Learn how to can stewed tomatoes and pasta sauces
Time: 12 noon -2 pm
Instructors: Duskin Jasper/Jannine Cabossel
Location: Milagro Community Garden (Rodeo Road and Legacy behind church-2481 Legacy Court)
RSVP to 505-983-9706 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED SO YOU MUST RSVP) so we know how many jars to bring to the class.
What to do with all your tomatoes at the end of the season? Come join ‘The Tomato Lady’ from the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market and Duskin Jasper and learn how to can tomato pasta sauce for your pantry to enjoy in the winter months long after harvesting! This hands on class will cover how to make different pasta sauces. Students will take home a jar of tomato sauce. We will also discuss different canning methods for our high altitude.