We support Santa Fe Seed Stewards offering a great series of gardening classes this summer in addition to ours. If you are an experienced or newbie to gardening here in Santa Fe, check these out. No need to sign up, just show up!
Santa Fe, NM: The Santa Fe Seed Stewards, a project of the Santa Fe Extension Master Gardeners, will present a 5-week series of free gardening classes beginning July 7, 2022, and running through August 4 from 6-7:30 pm. The classes are part of the community education component of the Seed Library at the Southside Branch Library. The series includes two feature film screenings, and workshops on seed saving, fall vegetable gardening, and drip irrigation. The Santa Fe Seed Library is operated by the Santa Fe Seed Stewards in partnership with the Santa Fe Public Libraries. The following classes will take place at the Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive on five consecutive Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 pm.
The series kicks off with a screening of “Seed: The Untold Story.” This
award-winning film follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000-year-old food legacy. With Vandana Shiva, Winona LaDuke, Jane Goodall.
Thursday, July 7, 6-7:30 pm.
Then on Thursday, July 14, 6-7:30 pm, Seed Stewards and Master Gardeners Susie Sonflieth and Diane Pratt will present “Seed Saving for Resilient Gardens” They will cover the basics of harvesting, processing, and storage of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds through hands-on demonstrations.
Next up on Thursday, July 21, 6-7:30 pm, it’s Kelly Nace with The Firebird for “Drip Irrigation Basics” and best practices for setting up a DIY water-wise drip irrigation system.
The film “Kiss the Ground” will be screened on Thursday, July 28, 6-7:30 pm. Narrated by Woody Harrelson, the film explores the astonishing capacity of our soil, if coupled with regenerative practices, to reverse our carbon footprint and feed the world.
Finally, on Thursday, August 4, 6-7:30 pm, “Planning Your Fall Vegetable Garden” rounds out the series. Local vegetable guru Jannine Cabossel, aka The Tomato Lady, offers proven techniques for extending your gardening bounty well into the cooler fall months.
In addition, on Saturday, September 24 from 1-3 pm Seed Stewards and Master Gardeners Susie Sonflieth and Diane Pratt will offer “How to Save Seeds for Resilient Gardens” in conjunction with the Master Gardeners Let’s Grow! Education series. The class includes the basics of harvesting, processing, and storage of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds through hands-on demonstrations and will be held at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Road, outdoors under the portal of the Exhibit Hall.
Resources for seed saving, growing vegetables from seed, growing tomatoes, soil preparation, seed viability, seed isolation charts, and much more are posted at https://SFEMG.org and https://santafelibrary.org