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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!

Happy 2016 everyone!!

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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!!

Jannine Cabossel
Chairperson, Home Grown New Mexico

June is bustling with 3 classes this year

Our June’s bustling with 3 classes this year. So you don’t miss them here is the info and sign up on all of them. The first one is next Sunday-Hugelkultur Gardening on June 14

hugelkulturSun. June 14
Hügelkultur gardening
Learn how to make Hügelkultur raised beds
Time:
12 pm-2 pm
Instructors: Mike Reed & Mike Warren
Location: 747 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe

Eventbrite - Hügelkultur Gardening

Hügelkultur is a composting process employing raised planting beds constructed on top of decaying wood debris and other compostable biomass plant materials. The process helps to improve soil fertility, water retention, and soil warming, thus benefiting plants grown on or near such mounds. Come learn how it works, how you can make one and see one in progress. This class is held past Fina Cafe on Old Last Vegas Hwy around the corner from Eldorado.

Help keep this class free! Become a 2015 Member here for only $35 – includes all classes and tour. TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

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Compost Tea Brewer 2013

 

Sun June 21, 12 pm —2 pm
Vermicomposting made easy!
Learn about vermicomposting and how to build a compost tea brewer
Time: 12 pm- 2 pm
Instructor: Duskin Jasper
Location: 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) • Santa Fe

Eventbrite - Vermicomposting Made Easy

Become a worm farmer! Let red wigglers do the work of transforming your household waste into “black gold” vermicompost. This workshop will allow you to discover how simple it is to create an outdoor vermicompost bin from straw bales and salvaged materials. The class will cover what goes in a worm friendly compost bin and how to care for worms and harvest their compost.

Duskin will also demo how to make an inexpensive compost tea brewer. With a brewer, you can make a compost tea for your plants.  The use of compost tea has been shown to increase plant growth and suppress disease.

Duskin Jasper is certified by the Santa Fe Master Gardener Association in conjunction with the City of Santa Fe as a public outreach educator to promote residential composting in Santa Fe. Presented in cooperation with Milagro Community Garden (MilagroGarden@yahoo.com)

Help keep this class free! Become a 2015 Member here for only $35 – includes all classes and tour. TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASun. June 28, 12 pm —2 pm
Fruit Trees with Gordon Tooley
Learn what varieties of fruit trees do well in NM and how to grow them.
Time: 12 pm-2 pm
Instructor: Gordon Tooley
Location: PO Box 392 Truchas, NM 87578 info@tooleystrees.com 505-689-2400 (THIS IS A FIELD TRIP) This is a field trip up to his property so you may want to carpool or offer someone a ride. Here is a map to his property: gordon tooley map

We will have a meeting point for those of you wanting to help give rides or pick up a ride up to his property and follow us up there. More info on where to meet coming up by June 20 here.

Eventbrite - Fruit Trees with Gordon Tooley

Come learn from the Master! Focusing on varieties that are drought tolerant and adapted to high pH, Gordon grow species trees, shrubs, and grafted fruits for our area.  His stock is grown with organic methods and he practices holistic orchard management.

He has many heirloom and uncommon varieties of grafted apples, apricots(sometimes), plums, pears and cherries. Some of them may be new to you but are an opportunity for you to grow varieties that have all but disappeared from our markets.  His grafts are on rootstocks carefully selected to match climate and soil types in this area.  His species trees and shrubs are easy to care for and will provide screening, habitat and food for wildlife and yourself.

He believes in selling small caliper trees with well-developed root systems.  The fabric root bags we plant in are key factors in building a fibrous root structure.  Smaller caliper trees establish more quickly with less transplant shock, and grow more vigorously in difficult sites than large caliper trees.

Help keep this class free! Become a 2015 Member here for only $35 – includes all classes and tour. TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

 

September Upcoming Events

HOME GROWN’s September Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 10th
Community Potluck
Time:6-8 pm
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.
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sauce

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: homegrownnewmexico1@gmail.com
(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.

 

 

 

Welcome to 2014!

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Welcome to 2014! Home Grown New Mexico is offering many new classes, workshops and events this year. Many are hands-on events where you will learn how to do or make something. To view our Home Grown New Mexico class schedule go to the top menu bar and click on 2014 HOME GROWN EDUCATION CLASSES. After viewing them we hope you are as excited about them as we are! To view other classes/events offered in Santa Fe, go to the 2014 COMMUNITY CALENDAR.

This year our very popular Annual Seed Exchange will be on March 12th at Frenchy’s Barn from 4-7pm where people exchange seeds and ideas.

Our Kitchen Garden & Coop Tour this year will be on Sunday, July 27th where you will be inspired by beautiful kitchen gardens and chicken coops in Santa Fe. Stay tuned for more information as we get it together.

Come to our monthly potlucks on the last Tuesday of each month. Bring a dish and share some food and knowledge. We have guests speakers that will cover topics on gardening, beekeeping, backyard chicken coops and urban farming and an answer/question session for those needing answers to their garden questions. Novice or expert gardener? All are welcome! For more info go to the top menu and click on POTLUCKS. Our first potluck this year will be on February 25 and feature Thomas Guthrie.

Looking to garden but don’t have the space? How about getting a community garden plot? To check them out and learn more, go to the top menu and click on COMMUNITY GARDENS.

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