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Heritage Grain Flour Tortillas

NEXT CLASS-This Sunday the Heritage Flour Tortilla class should be a blast. It will be held at REUNITY RESOURCES. There is still room to get in the class. Read on for details.

Sunday, September 11th
10 am to 12 pm

Heritage Grain Flour Tortillas

Gather up with the Rio Grande Grain team to explore heritage and ancient wholegrain flour tortillas.

We will work with several varieties of heritage and ancient grains including locally grown Sonoran White Wheat, Khorasan (Kamut) and Einkorn. We will also look at various shortening options ranging from olive oil to high quality animal fats. This class will be hands on and everyone will have the opportunity to make and cook tortillas.

Instructors: Rio Grande Grain team
Location: REUNITY RESOURCES, 1829 SAN YSIDRO CROSSING, SANTA FE, NM

Fee: $5 for members/$20 for non-members-to become a member and save money for all our events go to our membership page and pay first before registering

REGISTER HERE

Space is limited to 15 people

 

Slow Food Santa Fe 2022 Annual Farm Tour

FARM TOUR 2022-SLOW FOOD

Slow Food Santa Fe is putting on a 2022 farm tour and we at Home Grown NM want to support them and our local farmers. So if you would like to join them read below-sounds like a great outing!

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Join Slow Food Santa Fe for a unique opportunity – get to know your farmers and see where and how your food is grown at our tour this year near Española.

SLOW FOOD SANTA FE 2022 ANNUAL FARM TOUR

DATE: Wed, September 14, 2022

TIME: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM MDT

Tours at each of the farms will take place on the hour – 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm with participants self-selecting where they want to start.

Directions and maps (including other local attractions) will be provided upon sign-up. We encourage carpooling, as parking is limited at some of the venues.

SIGN UP HERE

DESCRIPTION: This year’s Slow Food Santa Fe Farm Tour promises to be a treat! From farmers recently starting out to farmers on land that has been farmed for over 400 years, we promise a variety of delightful experiences!

Join us on this self-guided tour as we visit Khalsa Family Farms in Sembrillo, The Vagabond Farmers in La Puebla, and Santa Cruz Farm and Greenhouses in Española, all within a few minutes of each other and only about 20 minutes from Santa Fe on beautiful country roads.

Directions and maps (including other local attractions) will be provided upon sign-up. We encourage carpooling, as parking is limited at some of the venues.

Each of the farms will have produce for sale, so bring your shopping bags! We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Have you ever attended a cooking class outside on a local farm?

Slow Food SF_cooking class at a local farm

Outside cooking class on a local farm
This is not one of our events this year but from time to time we want to promote other organizations’ programs, so we are putting it up here for you to look at and sign up if you want. Slow Food Santa Fe is a great organization with many events this year that gardeners and foodies alike will find interesting. So check it out!

Slow Food Santa Fe is delighted to be partnering with the Sprouting Kitchen and Reunity Resources Farm for this very special hands-on class. We’ll start with a tour of Reunity, a beautiful farm in Santa Fe practicing organic and regenerative agriculture. Next, Sprouting Kitchen’s founder and owner Fallon Bader will lead us in cooking a meal entirely focused on just-harvested farm produce. You’ll learn new ways of using seasonal produce and new culinary techniques! Then we’ll sit down to share the food we’ve all created together. We can’t wait!

Santa Fe Seed Stewards To Offer “Seeding Resiliency” Gardening Classes

Seed Library FB post (Instagram Post)

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

First class this Sunday-Soil Health Principles

 

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There’s still time to sign up for this class. In case you never heard me talk on my gardening show, I always say the key to a great garden is great soil. “It’s all about the soil baby” as one of my giant pumpkin grower friends once told me and I take it as my motto now. Come and find out how to be good stewarts of the soil,  improve your soil health which will help you grow great vegetables and fruits. Hope to see you there!

Jannine Cabossel/The Tomato Lady

 

JUNE

Sunday, June 5th
10 am to 12 pm

Healthy Soils Class

Learn how soil stewardship can increase soil nutrients and increase carbon capture in your backyard-Outside class

Isabelle Jenniches is co-founder of the New Mexico Healthy Soil Working Group, a grassroots alliance that formed in 2018 to pass the state’s Healthy Soil Act. The group’s mission is to support land managers in soil health stewardship while creating favorable government policy and raising active awareness in civil society.

In conversation with long-time gardener Alessandra Haines, Isabelle will demonstrate implementation of the 6 soil health principles in the home garden. We will discuss the many benefits of soil health, including increased water infiltration and retention, greater nutrient density of produce, and improved resilience to the effects of climate change and drought.

Instructor: Isabelle Jenniches
Location: 52 Mansion (Alessandra & Steve Haine’s house) • Santa Fe
Fee: $5 for members/$20 for non-members-to become a member and save money for all our events go to our membership page and pay first before registering

REGISTER HERE 

Space is limited to 25 people

SEED EXCHANGE TODAY TUES. MARCH 22!

It’s today! Hope to see you there!

seed exchange 2022Tuesday, March 22nd
2 pm to 4 pm

Home Grown New Mexico Seed Exchange-one day only-FREE

WE ARE BACK! This year we have rented the Railyard Conservancy room behind SITE Santa Fe for one day only, across the street from the Farmers Market. It will be inside the room and also outside the room. !0 people at a time will be allowed to enter the room but you can look at the outside tables with seeds also while you wait to get in. The garage doors will be open for air circulation. Masks required. If you are looking for free seeds for your vegetable or flower garden or have seeds to share, start this new gardening season with us at the Santa Fe Seed Exchange. Please bring any seeds you may have to share. It is not necessary but helps keep our seed supply going. Please identify any seeds you are sharing.

Location: Railyard Park classroom • 701 Callejon (behind SITE Santa Fe) off Paseo de Peralta • Santa Fe
Fee: FREE for everyone! No sign up-Just show up!

2022 classes/event schedule

2022 CLASS/EVENT SCHEDULE-Below are the classes/events schedule for 2022 with detailed info on each class and REGISTRATION through EVENTBRITE. You can also find this schedule on the top menu on this website in CLASSES/EVENTS. All events will be outside. SCROLL DOWN FOR LATEST EVENTS!

MARCH

HG SEED EXCHANGETuesday, March 22nd
2 pm to 4 pm

Home Grown New Mexico Seed Exchange-one day only-FREE

WE ARE BACK! This year we have rented the Railyard Conservancy room behind SITE Santa Fe for one day only, across the street from the Farmers Market. It will be inside the room and also outside the room. !0 people at a time will be allowed to enter the room but you can look at the outside tables with seeds also while you wait to get in. The garage doors will be open for air circulation. Masks required. If you are looking for free seeds for your vegetable or flower garden or have seeds to share, start this new gardening season with us at the Santa Fe Seed Exchange. Please bring any seeds you may have to share. It is not necessary but helps keep our seed supply going. Please identify any seeds you are sharing.

Location: Railyard Park classroom 701 Callejon (behind SITE Santa Fe) off Paseo de Peralta • Santa Fe
Fee: FREE for everyone! No sign up-Just show up!

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soil class photo

JUNE

Sunday, June 5th
10 am to 12 pm

Healthy Soils Class

Learn how soil stewardship can increase soil nutrients and increase carbon capture in your backyard-Outside class

Isabelle Jenniches is co-founder of the New Mexico Healthy Soil Working Group, a grassroots alliance that formed in 2018 to pass the state’s Healthy Soil Act. The group’s mission is to support land managers in soil health stewardship while creating favorable government policy and raising active awareness in civil society.

In conversation with long-time gardener Alessandra Haines, Isabelle will demonstrate implementation of the 6 soil health principles in the home garden. We will discuss the many benefits of soil health, including increased water infiltration and retention, greater nutrient density of produce, and improved resilience to the effects of climate change and drought. Masks required.

Instructor: Isabelle Jenniches
Location: 52 Mansion (Alessandra & Steve Haine’s house) • Santa Fe
Fee: $5 for members/$20 for non-members-to become a member and save money for all our events go to our membership page and pay first before registering

REGISTER HERE 

Space is limited to 25 people

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mozzarella

Sunday, June 12th
10 am to 12 pm

Cheesemaking Class-Mozzarella

Learn how to make mozzarella with cow’s milk. Hands-on class.

Mozzarella originally came from southern Italy and was traditionally made from Italian buffalo milk but here in the US we usually use cow’s milk to make mozzarella. Making mozzarella at home seems intimidating, but you won’t believe how easy it is. Once you give it a try, you’ll want to make mozzarella for everything from Caprese salads to pizzas. Come learn how to make mozzarella with Diane! Outside class. Masks required.

Instructor: Diane Pratt
Location: Alessandra and Steve Haines house-52 Mansion Drive • Santa Fe
Fee: $10 for members and $20 non-members-to become a member and save money for all our events go to our membership page and pay first before registering

REGISTER HERE
Space is limited to 10 people

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JULY

Sunday, July 31st
10 am-12 pm

PIZZA  in the yard with maestro Michael Warren

Michael will fire up his home built wood burning pizza oven as well as commercial portable propane pizza ovens and discuss the ins and outs of baking a stellar pie.

This will be a hands on experience featuring various dough formulas including heritage grains. Freshly made sauces and toppings will be discussed.  Practice shaping, topping, baking and eating pizza!

Instructor: Michael Warren
Location: 747 Old Las Vegas Hwy
Fee: $5 for members/$20 for non-members-to become a member and save money for all our events go to our membership page and pay first before registering

REGISTER HERE
Space is limited to 10 people

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MEDICINAL HERBS

AUGUST

Sunday, August 14th
10 am to 12 pm

Easy to Grow Medicinal Plants for Local Gardens

Join herbalist Dara Saville for this discussion on easily cultivated medicinal plants suited for our climate. We’ll discuss growing conditions, harvesting, and uses for a selection of common healing plants that may already be growing in your garden.

Instructor: Dara Saville (Author of The Ecology of Herbal Medicine)
Location: 56 Coyote Crossing • Santa Fe
Fee: $5, for members/$20 for non-members-to become a member and save money for all our events go to our membership page and pay first before registering

REGISTER HERE

Space is limited to 20 people

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Sunday, August 28th

First tour 10 am to 11 am-10 people only
Second tour 11 am to 12 pm-10 people only

Luz do Sol Aquaponic Greenhouse Geodome Tour

“Luz do Sol” is a 42-foot geodesic dome in which an Agua Fria neighborhood community is experimenting with growing its own food in a closed-loop aquaponic system.

The dome encloses a 4,000-gallon fish tank and reservoirs for growing plants. The only input is fish food. The water is continuously recycled. The water, enriched with fish waste, is used to feed the plants hydroponically. Up to 18 member households receive weekly harvests of vegetables year-round. Luz do Sol is an experiment in water conservation and self-sufficiency that is fascinating to see.

Tour: Due to COVID, there will be 2 tours in the geodome- one starts at 10 am/second tour starts 11 am with 10 people for each tour. Sign up for only one tour.
Location: 5005 Aqua Fria Park Rd • Santa Fe
Fee: $5, for members/$20 for non-members-to become a member and save money for all our events go to our membership page and pay first before registering

REGISTER HERE

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SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 11th
10 am to 12 pm

Heritage Grain Flour Tortillas

Gather up with the Rio Grande Grain team to explore heritage and ancient wholegrain flour tortillas.

We will work with several varieties of heritage and ancient grains including locally grown Sonoran White Wheat, Khorasan (Kamut) and Einkorn. We will also look at various shortening options ranging from olive oil to high quality animal fats. This class will be hands on and everyone will have the opportunity to make and cook tortillas.

Instructors: Rio Grande Grain team
Location: Alessandra and Steve Haines house-52 Mansion Drive • Santa Fe
Fee: $5 for members/$20 for non-members-to become a member and save money for all our events go to our membership page and pay first before registering

REGISTER HERE

Space is limited to 15 people

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SEED SAVING 2

Sunday, September 25th
12 noon to 2 pm

How to Save Your Seeds

Join Master Gardener & Certified Seed School Teacher Diane Pratt in learning about seed saving.

In this workshop, you’ll learn the advantages of locally adapted seeds and how they offer resilience to climate change, how to get started saving seeds, which vegetable seeds are easiest to save, how to know when seeds are ready to collect, and how to store them. Plus, techniques for determining the viability of seeds & why we can’t save seeds from hybrid varieties.

Instructor: Diane Pratt
Location: 56 Coyote Crossing • Santa Fe
Fee: $5 to members/$20 for non-members-to become a member and save money for all our events go to our membership page and pay first before registering

REGISTER HERE

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OCTOBER

Sunday, Oct 2nd
10am to 12 pm

Edible Plant Walking Tour Showing Permaculture Methods

Join Reese Baker on an edible plant walking tour at his property

Come see what is new on Reese’s property! The Bakers live on a small residential lot in central Santa Fe, and every square inch of which is packed to its potential, producing an abundance of fresh fruit, flowers, veggies, berries, and nuts incorporating many Permaculture designs. Perhaps this is due to the fact that Reese owns and manages The Rain Catcher Inc, a full service design/build landscaping company.

Rainwater is collected in above and below ground storage tanks and used for irrigation. Gray water from the house is channeled through Zuni bowls to fruit trees and a constructed wetland that filters the water from their washing machine filling a small pond where beautiful fish swim among vigorous water plants.

They have developed a ‘food forest’ landscape where most of their annual vegetable garden is intermixed with perennials-many of which are native to Northern New Mexico.  All this, plus five happy hens in a homemade coop of recycled materials. A great example of what one can accomplish in a small, city lot!  You will be inspired.

Tour: Reese Baker
Location: 2053 Cam Lado • Santa Fe
Fee: $5 to members/$20 for non-members-to become a member and save money for all our events go to our membership page and pay first before registering

REGISTER HERE

Classes/events going live on Feb 28, 2022

CALENDAR

Home Grown NM classes/events will be posted starting on February 28th

We have some great events this year! To get a deep discount for members, you must be a member before you sign up for an event-otherwise you will have to pay the non-member fee. Go to the MEMBERSHIP PAGE to become a member. Check back on the Feb 28 to see the events!

2022 Home Grown NM Annual Seed Exchange

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Home Grown NM is offering our Santa Fe SEED EXCHANGE this year for one day only.

WE ARE BACK! This year we have rented the Railyard Conservancy room behind SITE Santa Fe for one day only, across the street from the Farmers Market. It will be inside the room and also outside the room. !0 people at a time will be allowed to enter the room but you can look at the outside tables with seeds also while you wait to get in. The garage doors will be open for air circulation. Masks required.

If you are looking for free seeds for your vegetable or flower garden or have some to share, start this new gardening season with us at the Santa Fe Seed Exchange. Please bring any seeds you may have to share. It is not necessary but helps keep our seed supply going. Please identify any seeds you are sharing.

Tuesday, March 22th
2 pm to 4 pm

Home Grown New Mexico Seed Exchange-FREE

Where: Railyard Park classroom 701 Callejon (behind SITE Santa Fe) off Paseo de Peralta • Santa Fe
Fee: FREE for everyone!

 

Time to wake up

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Happy New Year everyone. Hope all of you are safe and well. Here at Home Grown New Mexico, we are busy figuring out what classes and events we can have outside for 2022. The schedule will be out in February so hang in there till then. We are planning to have some pretty awesome events this year. Last year’s events went very well despite COVID and we appreciate all of you who came out and supported us.

Stay tuned and if you want to be updated, please follow us by signing up on the upper left side of this blog. You will be notified whenever we post something new. This is the best way to stay informed as we don’t do mass emails.