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2 GREAT EVENTS/CLASSES THIS WEEKEND!!

2 GREAT EVENTS/CLASSES
THIS WEEKEND!!

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!!

EVENT #1

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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!

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EVENT #2

img_20161111_090755-1Sunday, 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:

Eventbrite - Sourdough Bread Making

 

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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!

Sunnyslope Meadows Community Garden to be named The Amy Hetager Garden. Potluck to follow.

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Amy Hetager

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

CEREMONY:
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

POTLUCK:
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!!

Questions?
Call Jannine at 505-660-4986

World Food Day, 2015

World Food Day
Friday, Oct. 16, 2015
12:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Santa Fe Fairgrounds off Rodeo Road
Come to this event. Home Grown New Mexico is not involved in putting this on but feel that topic is relevant and should be a great event. Hope to see you there.
On Friday the Food Policy Council of Santa Fe will be hosting an event in celebration of World Food Day.  Check out the flyer below for the list of events.
toast a farmer Santa Fe Master Gardener Association will be represented at the panel discussion at 3:00 pm  at the Rodeo Grounds off Rodeo Road (through the white gates) in the Large Annex (classroom). The topic will be the current state of urban gardening and farming throughout Santa Fe County.
John Alejandro from the City will also be on the panel to discuss the state of the long-awaited Urban Agricultural Ordinance which will allow the sale of garden produce from our homes. This will be a great event with all kinds of activities, culminating with a great Pop-up Pot-Luck dinner at 6:30 pm.

The Mother of all Backyard Gardening Courses

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For those of you interested in learning more about Permaculture and applying it to your property and gardens, you need to read on and then take this course. It is offered by Michael Reed whose was our instructor for our Heiugelkultur class this spring. We learned a lot in this class but realized there is so much more to learn from him about Permaculture. This class is not put on by Home Grown New Mexico but we fully support what Michael does and are excited he is offering this 6 month class to all of us.

Michael Reed is a Permaculture instructor and farmer in the South Valley in Albuquerque. His versatile background includes three terms as president of the New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association. He is a dedicated educator and advocate for ethical and responsible living, and works tirelessly to preserve and enhance regionally appropriate agroecosystems.

He is a founding member of the Save New Mexico Seeds Coalition and is part of a collaborative effort to collect and cultivate heirloom and adapted fruits, nuts, berries and perennials that can thrive in New Mexico’s challenging environment. There are currently over 600 different varieties in the collection, with over 400 found at his farm. Currently he is working on the design and installation of three different food forest projects throughout the state.

With over twenty five years of experience in year-round growing in this region, Michael teaches portions of the Permaculture Design Certification course offered by the Permaculture Institute as well as his own, year-round, Mother of All Backyard Gardening Courses.

Michael’s farm, La Orilla, is a living laboratory bursting with diversity. From the several hundred fruit trees to the perennial greens beds to the greywater fed vegetable beds there are working examples of theory being put into practice everywhere you turn.

The Mother of all Backyard Gardening Courses is a very comprehensive but affordable class that meets twice a month for six months at his farm in the South Valley.  The course runs twice a year from equinox to equinox.  The new session starts September 26th. Michael is graciously allowing people to come to the first class for free to try out the course before they commit to the series.

In the Mother Course Michael brings his unique holistic view to gardening that you will find nowhere else.  He covers all the systems at play in nature and our relationship with them from a multi-faceted deep understanding that only comes from many years of study and practice.  After taking the class you will come away with a profoundly changed view of gardening.

If you would like your gardening efforts to work with nature in a deeper more skillful manner there is no better series of classes available than the Mother Course.  Come to the first free class to see for yourself. If you can’t make the first class or the whole series don’t fret.  You are welcome to drop in and take the classes a la carte. Just contact Michael so he knows to expect you.

Click on the links below for Michael’s contact information, more detailed information on the course and the topics covered in each class.

Mother Course 2015 Dark Side flyer

Mother Course 15-16 Dark Side class descriptions

 

Recap of last night’s fall potluck

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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!

Come hear Deborah Madison at our potluck!

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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!

Eventbrite - Potluck with Deborah Madison