Events Calendar

2014 Events List

Below is a list of classes and events that pertain to gardening.  Classes highlighted in BLUE are offered by the Santa Fe Master Gardener Association.

Have an Event for the Calendar?  Send an Email to:  sfmgacalendar@gmail.com with event name,  date/time, location or link to more information.

Events are being added all the time – so check back often!

August 2014

DATE
EVENT
CREDIT HOURS
6Audubon Pollinator Workshop
10:00 - noon
Discussion covers pollinators and pollinator plants, plus finish building a bee house!
SPEAKERS: Steve Carey, Audubon Center and Gail Haggard (Plants of the Southwest)
LOCATION: Randall Davey Audubon Center, 1800 Upper Canyon Rd, Santa Fe
SIGN UP: Go to http://sfmga.org/member-sign-in, click on Audubon Project, click on Sign Up Genius
MORE INFO: call or email Joy at 992-1970 or joyfulnm@gmail.com
FOR MASTER GARDENERS ONLY

THIS CLASS IS FULL, but you can still sign up for the wait list.
CE - 2 hours
9 Let's Grow! Series: Planning & Achieving a Xeric Landscape
10:00 am - noon
Learn to make a wish list, site inventory, and plan, install and maintain a xeric garden.
LOCATION: Fairgrounds Xeric Garden (3229 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe)
COST: Free
REGISTRATION: Not required
10Mushroom Identification (Santa Fe Community College - #HG398 02 / CRN 10576)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
After a briefing on mushroom identification, you’ll tramp the fields and forests in search of mushrooms in their habitat. Learn how to gather them properly, how to make a spore print, and how to prepare and preserve edible mushrooms. Serious consideration is given to identifying edible vs poisonous mushrooms.
LOCATION: Santa Fe Community College
COST: $55
REGISTRATION: 505-428-1270
CE - 4 hours
12SFMGA Board Meeting
5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Fairgrounds (3229 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe)
FOR MASTER GARDENERS ONLY
OS - 1 hour
13Field Day at Alcalde
Agriculture Science Center

7:30 AM - Afternoon
LOCATION: NMSU Alcalde Center, 371 County Rd. 40, Alcalde, NM.
REGISTRATION begins at 7:30 AM
MORE INFO: http://alcaldesc.nmsu.edu/index.html

CE - 1 hour per track (maximum 2 hours)
20Organic IPM Farm Walk (Part of NMSU & NM Dept of Ag's Organic Program 2014 series of Organic IPM Farm Walks)
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Tour a 4.5 acre organic farm. Meet growers, see the pest problems, etc.
HOST: Sean Ludden
LOCATION: ARCA Organics, Corrales, NM (directions provided upon registration)
RSVP to Deborah Sandoval at 505-865-7340 or email debosand@nmsu.edu
BRING: Water, appropriate shoes& clothes; refreshments NOT provided
CE - 3 hours
24Mushroom Identification (Santa Fe Community College - #HG398 03 / CRN 10577)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
After a briefing on mushroom identification, you’ll tramp the fields and forests in search of mushrooms in their habitat. Learn how to gather them properly, how to make a spore print, and how to prepare and preserve edible mushrooms. Serious consideration is given to identifying edible vs poisonous mushrooms.
LOCATION: Santa Fe Community College
COST: $55
REGISTRATION: 505-428-1270
CE - 4 hours
27Organic IPM Farm Walk - Organic Pest Management Research (Part of NMSU & NM Dept of Ag's Organic Program 2014 series of Organic IPM Farm Walks)
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Includes 'farmscaping' approaches to organic pest management, pollinator plantings and projects on Bagrada Bug, Squash Bug, Peach Tree Borer, and Field Bindweed.
COST: Free
LOCATION: NMSU's Los Luna's Agricultural Science Center, near Albuquerque, NM (directions provided upon registration)
RSVP to Deborah Sandoval at 505-865-7340 or email debosand@nmsu.edu
BRING: Water, appropriate shoes& clothes; refreshments NOT provided
NO PETS
CE - 3 hours

September 2014

DATE
EVENT
CREDIT HOURS
3Organic IPM Farm Walk - Hidden Acres Farm (Part of NMSU & NM Dept of Ag's Organic Program 2014 series of Organic IPM Farm Walks)
1:00 - 4:00 pm
5 acre farm with 2 acres of mixed veg under drip irrigation. Farmscaping includes a wildlife shelter belt. Meet the growers, walk the crops, see the pest problems & learn about approaches to their management.
HOST: Greg Jungclaus
COST: Free
LOCATION: Hobbs, NM (directions provided upon registration; note Hobbs is a 4-5 hr drive from Santa Fe)
RSVP to Deborah Sandoval at 505-865-7340 or email debosand@nmsu.edu
BRING: Water, appropriate shoes& clothes; refreshments NOT provided
NO PETS
CE - 3 hours
4-6
This workshop is full
Grass Identification Workshop (Native Plant Society)
Learn the terminology and techniques of grass identification. Each participant will receive and work with a copy of Kelly’s ‘A Field Guide to the Grasses of New Mexico’. This workshop includes lectures, identification exercises in the lab, and a field trip to the nearby Rio Grande valley and Manzano Mountains.
FACILITATOR: Kelly Allred, NM agrostologist
LOCATION: Sevilleta Field Station
COST: $175 Native Plant Society Members; $200 non-members (includes membership fee)
Fees include two nights dormitory style lodging at the UNM Sevilleta Research Station. Each dorm has a complete kitchen.
RSVP TO: http://www.npsnm.org/education/workshops/
TBD
5 (start of 6 week class)Gardening in the Desert (Santa Fe Community College (SFCC))
Course #HG337 01/ CRN 21572
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
INSTRUCTOR: Erin O'Neill
LOCATION: SFCC
COST: $155
REGISTRATION & MORE CE - 4 hours 505-428-1270 or http://www.sfcc.edu/registration/continuing_education_registration
CE - 6 hours for completion of all 6 weeks
9 & 13Seasonal Wildflower Identification (Santa Fe Community College (SFCC))
Course #SW345 01/ CRN 21559
9th: 6 - 8 pm
13th: 8am - 2 pm
INSTRUCTOR: William Neuwirth
LOCATION: SFCC
COST: $65
BRING: magnifying glass & small ruler
OTHER: involves easy hiking
REGISTRATION & MORE INFO: 505-428-1270 or http://www.sfcc.edu/registration/continuing_education_registration
CE - 3 hours
9SFMGA Board Meeting
5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Fairgrounds (3229 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe)
FOR MASTER GARDENERS ONLY
OS - 1 hour
11 & 122014 Sonoran Desert Master Gardener Conference
7 AM the 11th - 4 PM the 12th
Tour U. of Arizona horticultural areas on Thursday; lectures & seed swap on Friday
LOCATION: Casino del Sol Conference Center, 5655 W. Valencia Rdl, Tucson, AZ 85757
COST: $75-$100; see registration form
REGISTRATION BY 20 AUG IS REQUIRED
REGISTRATION & MORE INFO: http://extension.arizona.edu/2014-sonoran-desert-master-gardener-conference
13 Penstemon Lecture (Santa Fe Botanical Garden (SFBG))
10:00 - 11:00 am, followed by short walk in the garden
SPEAKER: Bob Pennington
LOCATION: SFBG at Museum Hill, Udall Building, 2nd floor Conference Room, 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM
COST: Free
RSVP REQUIRED at https://50919.blackbaudhosting.com/50919/Lecture-on-Penstemons-with-Bob-Pennington
CE - 1 hour
20 Let's Grow! Series: Harvesting & Propagating Herbs
9:00 - 11:00 am
After a brief talk on propagating herbs, participants may plant herb seeds, divisions or cuttings in pots to take home.
LOCATION: Fairgrounds Herb Garden (3229 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe)
COST: Free
REGISTRATION: Not required
20Create a Raspberry Patch (Santa Fe Community College (SFCC))
Course #HG380 01 / CRN 21647
9:00 - noon
Learn to build a raspberry patch among annual & perennial edible plants; siting, design, varieties, timing & soil building; intro to permaculture concepts.
SPEAKER: Arina Pittman
LOCATION: SFCC
COST: $35
REGISTRATION: 505-428-1270 or online at: http://www.sfcc.edu/registration/continuing_education_registration
CE - 2 hours
21Preserving Your Harvest (Home Grown New Mexico)
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hands on class covers how to stew & preserve tomatoes and pasta sauce. High altitude canning methods will be covered. Students will bring home a can of stewed tomatoes.
INSTRUCTORS: Duskin Jasper & Jannine Cabossel
LOCATION: Milagros Community Garden (off Rodeo Rd behind Church of the Servant)
COST: suggested $10 donation
RSVP: 505-983-9706 or email homegrownnewmexico1@gmail.com
CE - 2 hours
24Organic IPM Farm Walk - Farside Farm (Part of NMSU & NM Dept of Ag's Organic Program 2014 series of Organic IPM Farm Walks)
1:00 - 4:00 pm
6 acre farm with mixed veg, strawberries, grapes, herbs (incl medicinal) and flowers; hoop houses, extensive wild area and created wetland. Meet the growers, walk the crops, see the pest problems & learn about approaches to their management.
HOSTS: Lisa Faithom & Djann Hoffman
COST: Free
LOCATION: Medanales, NM (directions provided upon registration; note Medanales is about 40 miles from Santa Fe (12 mi SE of Abiquiu))
RSVP to Deborah Sandoval at 505-865-7340 or email debosand@nmsu.edu
BRING: Water, appropriate shoes & clothes; refreshments NOT provided
NO PETS
CE - 3 hours
24Growing and Caring for Your Lavender (a 3-part workshop series)
Part 3 - Pruning & Winterizing
10:00 am - noon
COST: $40 per session or $100 for all 3 sessions
BRING: water, hat & comfy shoes
LOCATION: Abiquiu (Highway 84 between mile markers 210 & 211. See website for directions)
RESERVATIONS required. RSVP 505-685-0082 or email info@purpleadobelavenderfarm.com
27Arid Land Restoration (Santa Fe Community College (SFCC))
Course #HG374 01 / CRN 21646
9:00 am - noon
Learn to restore the unique landscape of the arid Southwest. Heal degraded landscapes through mulching, seeding, and creating erosion control and water harvesting structures that create microclimates for moisture and growth. One-rock dams, rock rundowns, medialunas, and Zuni bowls will be introduced. Learn about ecological restoration projects and their success rates at Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center near Cerrillos. Tour SFCC’s grounds and observe patterns on the land.
SPEAKER: Amanda Bramble
LOCATION: SFCC
COST: $35
REGISTRATION: 505-428-1270 or online at: http://www.sfcc.edu/registration/continuing_education_registration
CE - 2 hours
27Growing and Caring for Your Lavender (a 3-part workshop series)
Part 3 - Pruning & Winterizing (this is a repeat of the session on the 24th)
10:00 am - noon
COST: $40 per session or $100 for all 3 sessions
BRING: water, hat & comfy shoes
LOCATION: Abiquiu (Highway 84 between mile markers 210 & 211. See website for directions)
RESERVATIONS required. RSVP 505-685-0082 or email info@purpleadobelavenderfarm.com

October 2014

DATE
EVENT
CREDIT HOURS
4Ecology of Pinion-Juniper Woodlands (Santa Fe Community College (SFCC))
Course #SW317 01 / CRN 21562
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
One of the more dynamic ecosystems, piñon-juniper woodlands display diverse facets of species interactions. During two walks, you’ll encounter multiple levels of ecology from the pervasive, microscopic crypto-biotic crusts to the global scale of climatic variation. We’ll discuss the interplay of human-induced change, drought, fire, competition/cooperation between pinons and junipers, episodic outbreaks of insects, and why this ecosystem is the most sensitive to small variations in moisture and temperature.
INSTRUCTOR: William Neuwirth
LOCATION: Carpool from SFCC
COST: $65
REGISTRATION: 505-428-1270 or online at: http://www.sfcc.edu/registration/continuing_education_registration
CE - 4 hours
4Plants for Santa Fe (Santa Fe Community College (SFCC))
Course #HG320 01 / CRN 21569
9:00 am - noon
Climate changes will affect your garden’s ability to thrive. Some traditional Santa Fe plants will survive and some new plants will work better in the future. More than 100 of the best trees, shrubs, perennials, and grasses will be reviewed with photos to guide you.
INSTRUCTOR: Tracy Neal, Horticulturist & landscape designer
LOCATION: SFCC
COST: $39
REGISTRATION: 505-428-1270 or online at: http://www.sfcc.edu/registration/continuing_education_registration
CE - 2 hours
14SFMGA Board Meeting
5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Fairgrounds (3229 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe)
FOR MASTER GARDENERS ONLY
OS - 1 hour
11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29, 1st & 5th of NovMaster Composter Training, Bernalillo County Extension
11th: 1 - 3 pm (Orientation)
7 pm - 9 pm Wednesdays
8 am - noon Saturdays
Master Composter Training prepares individuals to be composting educators for the community. Training consists of an orientation session plus 13 training modules, most of which are two hours long. Certifications and Master Composter name badges will be awarded to those who complete the course requirements.
COST: $80 ($40 will be refunded upon completion of course requirements, including 10 hours volunteer work)
LOCATION: Bernalillo County Extension Office, 1510 Menaul Blvd., NW, Albuquerque, NM.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 Sept
MAP, APPLICATION & MORE INFO: http://bernalilloextension.nmsu.edu/mastercomposter/fall2014-info.html
CE - 2 hours for each class attended
25Santa Fe Botanical Gardens (SFBG) - The Fall Garden Workshop
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Learn which flowers are still blooming in the fall, such as such as sedums, asters, mums, and ornamental grasses.
SPEAKER: Michael Clark
COST: Free for Santa Fe Botanical Garden members; $15.00 for all others
LOCATION: SFBG at Museum Hill, Udall Bldg, 2nd floor conference room, 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM
REGISTRATION: https://50919.blackbaudhosting.com/50919/Seasonal-Garden-Workshop---Fall
CE - 1 hour
28Gardening Good Enough To Eat (Santa Fe Community College (SFCC))
Course #HG353 01 / CRN 21670
7:00 - 9:00 pm
How to raise a successful vegetable garden, when to start plantings and how to sneak edibles between flowers and other plants.
INSTRUCTOR: Bob Pennington, Owner of Agua Fria Nursery
LOCATION: SFCC
COST: $25
REGISTRATION: 505-428-1270 or online at: http://www.sfcc.edu/registration/continuing_education_registration
CE - 1 hour

November 2014

DATE
EVENT
CREDIT HOURS
4Garden Superstars (Santa Fe Community College (SFCC))
Course #HG349 01 / CRN 21671
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Plants and flowers that do incredibly well in our soil and harsh conditions. Plants you can ignore that will thrive and look beautiful.
INSTRUCTOR: Bob Pennington, Owner of Agua Fria Nursery
LOCATION: SFCC
COST: $25
REGISTRATION: 505-428-1270 or online at: http://www.sfcc.edu/registration/continuing_education_registration
CE - 1 hour
11SFMGA Board Meeting
5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Fairgrounds (3229 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe)
FOR MASTER GARDENERS ONLY
OS - 1 hour
18Garden Superstars (Santa Fe Community College (SFCC))
Course #HG354 01 / CRN 21687
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Xeriscape gardens are well planned, use water efficiently, and can even appear lush. Learn principles of xeriscape and how to design for good looks while saving water.
INSTRUCTOR: Bob Pennington, Owner of Agua Fria Nursery
LOCATION: SFCC
COST: $25
REGISTRATION: 505-428-1270 or online at: http://www.sfcc.edu/registration/continuing_education_registration
CE - 1 hour