Events Calendar

2014 Events List

Below is a list of classes 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!

April 2014

DATE
EVENT
CREDIT HOURS
1MGA intern class 9 of 16 (Tuesday morning)
9:00 am - noon
Topic: Deciduous Trees
Speaker: Rich Atkinson
Location: Fairgrounds Large Annex
FOR MASTER GARDENERS, STUDENTS & INTERNS ONLY
CE - 1 hour (MGs only; not interns)
3Landscape For Life
6:00 - 8:00 pm
TOPIC: Successful Soil Practices; The Role of Water in a Sustainable Garden

This is the 2nd of 5 weekly classes sponsored by the SFMGA and Santa Fe Botanical Gardens.

INSTRUCTORS: Tracy Neal & Sylvan Kaufman

LOCATION: Small Annex classroom at the Fairgrounds on Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe, NM.

COST for 5 week series: $100 for SFMGA and SFBG members, $125 for nonmembers

Class is limited to 30 students.

For more information and REGISTRATION for this event, go to:https://50919.blackbaudhosting.com/50919/Landscape-for-Life
CE - 1 hour
5Landscape for Today and Tomorrow
9 am - noon
Create a beautiful, healthy garden that will continue to thrive. Learn how to work with a changing climate & site variables that impact landscaping. Choose the best plants, create supporting soils, save water, avoid common mistakes.
SPEAKER: Tracy Neal, Horticulturist & Landscape Designer
LOCATION: Santa Fe Community College (exact location given at registration)
COST: $39
REGISTRATION REQUIRED by calling 505-428-1270 or online at http://www.sfcc.edu/registration/continuing_education_registration. Course #HG30901/CRN30861
CE - 1.5 hours
5Cold Weather Protection for Vegetable Gardens
10 am - noon
How to use row cover, cloches, hoop houses, "walls of water" & other items to start your garden earlier with protection.
SPEAKER: Jannine Cabossel, Master Gardener & "Tomato Lady" at the Farmers' Market
LOCATION: Whole Foods Community Room (St. Francis Store)
COST: suggested donation $10
Registration not required. For more info:http://www.homegrownnewmexico.org/
CE - 1 hour
5Payne’s Spring Gardening Workshops: Compost and Organic Soil Improvement
11:00 am - noon
Speaker: Sam McCarthy
Location: Payne’s Nursery South, 715 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe, NM
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required
Bonus: Participants will receive a 20% discount card to use the day of the workshop.
CE - 1 hour
7MGA intern class 10 of 16 (Monday night)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Topic: Xeriscaping & Hardy Perennials, Ornamental Grasses & Groundcovers
Speaker: David Salman
Location: Fairgrounds Large Annex
FOR MASTER GARDENERS, STUDENTS & INTERNS ONLY
CE - 1 hour (MGs only; not interns)
8MGA intern class 10 of 16 (Tuesday morning)
9:00 am - noon
Topic: Xeriscaping & Hardy Perennials, Ornamental Grasses & Groundcovers
Speaker: David Salman
Location: Fairgrounds Large Annex
FOR MASTER GARDENERS, STUDENTS & INTERNS ONLY
CE - 1 hour (MGs only; not interns)
8SFMGA Board Meeting
5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Fairgrounds (3229 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe)
FOR MASTER GARDENERS ONLY
OS - 1 hour
8Landscape For Life
6:00 - 8:00 pm
TOPIC: Successful Water Practices; The Role of Plants in a Sustainable Garden

This is the 3rd of 5 weekly classes sponsored by the SFMGA and Santa Fe Botanical Gardens.

INSTRUCTORS: Tracy Neal & Sylvan Kaufman

LOCATION: Small Annex classroom at the Fairgrounds on Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe, NM.

COST for 5 week series: $100 for SFMGA and SFBG members, $125 for nonmembers

Class is limited to 30 students.

For more information and REGISTRATION for this event, go to:https://50919.blackbaudhosting.com/50919/Landscape-for-Life
CE - 1 hour
12Plants for Santa Fe
9 am - noon
Climate change & impact on your garden's ability to survive; trees, shrubs, perennials & grasses for Santa Fe
SPEAKER: Tracy Neal, Horticulturist & Landscape Designer
LOCATION: Santa Fe Community College (exact location given at registration)
COST: $39
REGISTRATION REQUIRED by calling 505-428-1270 or online at http://www.sfcc.edu/registration/continuing_education_registration. Course #HG32001/CRN30860
CE - 1.5 hours
12Payne’s Spring Gardening Workshops: Growing Vegetables in Containers
11:00 am - noon
Speaker: TJ Jones
Location: Payne’s Nursery South, 715 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe, NM
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required
Bonus: Participants will receive a 20% discount card to use the day of the workshop.
CE - 1 hour
12Basic Drip Irrigation Workshop
Learn drip irrigation principles, components, and basic system installation.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Speaker: Kelley Nace
Location: The Firebird, 1808 Espinacitas St., off St. Michael’s Dr., Santa Fe, NM
Cost: FREE

More info at
http://www.thefirebird.com/brochures/2014_drip_workshop_schedule.pdf

Attendance limited - Reply to 983-5264 or email sales@thefirebird.com
CE - 1 hour
14MGA intern class 11 of 16 (Monday night group)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Topic: Evergreen Identification & Evergreen Pests
Speaker: Danny Norlander
Location: Fairgrounds Large Annex
FOR MASTER GARDENERS, STUDENTS & INTERNS ONLY
CE - 1 hour (MGs only; not interns)
14Pruning Roses, a hands-on workshop
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Although many roses generally love our dry sunny climate, most will grow and bloom better with correct pruning. The Botanical Garden at Museum Hill has a beautiful rose garden with species roses and shrub and climbing varieties. Come learn how, when, and why to prune this favorite flower.
Speaker: Linda Churchill
Location: Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM
Cost: $5 for SFBG members; $15 nonmembers

Register online at:https://50919.blackbaudhosting.com/50919/Rose-Pruning-Hands-On-Workshops
CE - 1 hour
15MGA intern class 11 of 16 (Tuesday morning group)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Topic: Evergreen Identification & Evergreen Pests
Speaker: Danny Norlander
Location: Fairgrounds Large Annex
FOR MASTER GARDENERS, STUDENTS & INTERNS ONLY
CE - 1 hour (MGs only; not interns)
15Landscape For Life
6:00 - 8:00 pm
TOPIC: Successful Plant Practices; The Role of Materials in a Sustainable Garden

This is the 4th of 5 weekly classes sponsored by the SFMGA and Santa Fe Botanical Gardens.

INSTRUCTORS: Tracy Neal & Sylvan Kaufman

LOCATION: Small Annex classroom at the Fairgrounds on Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe, NM.

COST for 5 week series: $100 for SFMGA and SFBG members, $125 for nonmembers

Class is limited to 30 students.

For more information and REGISTRATION for this event, go to:https://50919.blackbaudhosting.com/50919/Landscape-for-Life
CE - 1 hour
16The Art of Pest Control (Santa Fe Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico)
6:30 pm start
SPEAKER: Philip Clark, owner of Organic Landscaping

Philip will discuss his conversion from believing what he was taught about plant pests in school to the approach he uses today. He will share some of what he has learned over the last 32 years observing and controlling insects and disease in landscape plants and vegetable gardens. His talk will focus on a holistic approach and present ways to make your plants thrive.

LOCATION: Christ Lutheran Church, 1701 Arroyo Chamiso, Santa Fe, NM
COST: FREE
RSVP: not required
For more info call 505-690-5105 or email tom@thomasantonio.org
CE - 1 hour
17Grafting and Jujube Workshop
1:00 - 4:30 pm
Learn about whip tongue, bark and cleft grafting, including a hands on session; learn jujube basics and growing habits, followed by a pruning demonstration.
LOCATION: New Mexico State University Alcalde Center, 371 County Rd. 40, Alcalde, NM

Class size limited - RSVP to 505-852-4241 or online at: http://rsvp.nmsu.edu/rsvp/grafting
CE - 2 hours
19Santa Fe Botanical Garden's (SFBG) Spring Gardening workshop
1:00 - 3:00 pm
In the Spring, plants are waking up, roses need pruning, mulch needs to be removed, the soil needs attention, winter cleanup has to be done, and all before you can start planting the year’s garden. Learn how to approach this season with a plan and a smile.
Speaker: Michael Clark
Location: Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Udall Building, Upstairs Conference Rm., 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM
Cost: Free for SFBG members; $15 for nonmembers

Register online at: https://50919.blackbaudhosting.com/50919/Seasonal-Garden-Workshop---Spring
CE - 1.5 hours
19Edible Landscaping
Learn about creating edible landscaping.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Speaker: Jeremiah Kidd, Owner of San Isidro Permaculture, Internat'l permaculture instructor
Location: The Firebird, 1808 Espinacitas St., off St. Michael’s Dr., Santa Fe, NM
Cost: FREE

More info at
http://www.thefirebird.com/brochures/2014_drip_workshop_schedule.pdf

Attendance limited - Reply to 983-5264 or email sales@thefirebird.com
CE - 1 hour
21MGA intern class 12 of 16 (Monday night group)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Topic: Insect Identification & Control
Speaker: Dr. Carol Sutherland
Location: Fairgrounds Large Annex
FOR MASTER GARDENERS, STUDENTS & INTERNS ONLY
CE - 1 hour (MGs only; not interns)
22Santa Fe Botanical Garden's (SFBG) Gardening in the SW: Changing Rules for an Extreme Sport
6:00 - 7:00 pm (please arrive by 5:50)
Speaker: Judith Phillips
In a place where extremes are the norm we are confronting increasing heat and potentially catastrophic episodes of cold compounded by periods of extreme drought interrupted by isolated strong storm cells delivering more moisture over less land surface. More people share less available water. Our gardens are places of refuge where we can buffer the extremes and space by space maintain beauty and comfort for ourselves, create rich habitat for pollinators and other wildlife, all on a limited water budget.
Location: Santa Fe Women’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM
Cost: Free for SFBG members; $10 for nonmembers

Register online at: https://50919.blackbaudhosting.com/50919/Judith-Phillips---Gardening-in-the-Southwest---Eclectic-Perspectives
CE - 1 hour
22MGA intern class 12 of 16 (Tuesday morning group)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Topic: Insect Identification & Control
Speaker: Dr. Carol Sutherland
Location: Fairgrounds Large Annex
FOR MASTER GARDENERS, STUDENTS & INTERNS ONLY
CE - 1 hour (MGs only; not interns)
22Landscape For Life
6:00 - 8:00 pm
TOPIC: Successful Materials Practices; Student Presentations

This is the 5th of 5 weekly classes sponsored by the SFMGA and Santa Fe Botanical Gardens.

INSTRUCTORS: Tracy Neal & Sylvan Kaufman

LOCATION: Small Annex classroom at the Fairgrounds on Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe, NM.

COST for 5 week series: $100 for SFMGA and SFBG members, $125 for nonmembers

Class is limited to 30 students.

For more information and REGISTRATION for this event, go to:https://50919.blackbaudhosting.com/50919/Landscape-for-Life
CE - 1 hour
26Payne’s Spring Gardening Workshops: America's Favorite Flower: The Rose
11:00 am - noon
Speaker: Lynn Payne, Owner of Payne's Nursery
Location: Payne’s Nursery South, 715 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe, NM
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required
Bonus: Participants will receive a 20% discount card to use the day of the workshop.
CE - 1 hour
26Basic Drip Irrigation Workshop
Learn drip irrigation principles, components, and basic system installation.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Speaker: Kelley Nace
Location: The Firebird, 1808 Espinacitas St., off St. Michael’s Dr., Santa Fe, NM
Cost: FREE

More info at
http://www.thefirebird.com/brochures/2014_drip_workshop_schedule.pdf

Attendance limited - Reply to 983-5264 or email sales@thefirebird.com
CE - 1 hour
28MGA intern class 13 of 16 (Monday night group)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Topic: Weed Identification & Control
Speaker: Dr. Jamshid Ashigh
Location: Fairgrounds Large Annex
FOR MASTER GARDENERS, STUDENTS & INTERNS ONLY
CE - 1 hour (MGs only; not interns)
29MGA intern class 13 of 16 (Tuesday morning group)
9:00 am - noon
Topic: Weed Identification & Control
Speaker: Dr. Jamshid Ashigh
Location: Fairgrounds Large Annex
FOR MASTER GARDENERS, STUDENTS & INTERNS ONLY
CE - 1 hour (MGs only; not interns)
29SFBG Library Coffee Hour: Orchids
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Speaker: Ron Midgett, Owner of New Earth Orchids; Accredited American Orchid Society Judge & internationally recognized orchid grower & hybridizer
Location: Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Udall Building, 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM
Cost: FREE
Registration: Not required
CE - 1 hour

May 2014

DATE
EVENT
CREDIT HOURS
310th Annual Garden Fair
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
More Details TBA
3Basic Drip Irrigation Workshop
Learn drip irrigation principles, components, and basic system installation.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
SPEAKER: Kelley Nace
LOCATION: The Firebird, 1808 Espinacitas St., off St. Michael’s Dr., Santa Fe, NM
COST: FREE

More info at
http://www.thefirebird.com/brochures/2014_drip_workshop_schedule.pdf

Attendance limited - Reply to 983-5264 or email sales@thefirebird.com
CE - 1 hour
5MGA intern class 14 of 16 (Monday night group)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Topic: Plant Diseases
Speaker: Dr. Natalie Goldberg
Location: Fairgrounds Large Annex
FOR MASTER GARDENERS, STUDENTS & INTERNS ONLY
CE - 1 hour (for MGs only; not interns)
6MGA intern class 14 of 16 (Tuesday morning group)
9:00 am - noon
Topic: Plant Diseases
Speaker: Dr. Natalie Goldberg
Location: Fairgrounds Large Annex
FOR MASTER GARDENERS, STUDENTS & INTERNS ONLY
CE - 1 hour (for MGs only; not interns)
10Growing Great Tomatoes
10:00 - noon
Learn the secrets for growing the best organic heirloom tomatoes; transplanting tips; how to protect them; recognizing & controlling diseases and caring for the plant until harvesting
SPEAKER: Jannine Cabossel, Master Gardener & the "Tomato Lady" at the Farmers' Market
COST: Suggested $10 donation
LOCATION: Milagro Community Garden (corner of Rodeo and Legacy, behind church)
RSVP 983-9706 or email homegrownnewmexico1@gmail.com
CE - 1 hour
12MGA intern class 15 of 16 (Monday night group)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Topic: Vertebrate Pest Control
Speaker: Dr. Sam Smallidge
Location: Fairgrounds Large Annex
FOR MASTER GARDENERS, STUDENTS & INTERNS ONLY
CE - 1 hour (for MGs only; not interns)
13MGA intern class 15 of 16(Tuesday morning group)
9:00 am - noon
Topic: Vertebrate Pest Control
Speaker: Dr. Sam Smallidge
Location: Fairgrounds Large Annex
FOR MASTER GARDENERS, STUDENTS & INTERNS ONLY
CE - 1 hour (for MGs only; not interns)
13SFMGA Board Meeting
5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Fairgrounds (3229 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe)
FOR MASTER GARDENERS ONLY
OS - 1 hour
20Cactus Propagation Workshop
2:30 - 3:30 pm
New Mexicans can depend on cacti to survive drought, hot summers and freezing winters. Learn tricks for propagating cactus, then plant your own cactus to take home with you.
SPEAKER: John “Obie” Oberhausen
LOCATION: Santa Fe Botanical Garden (SFBG) at Museum Hill, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM
COST: SFBG Members $5; non-members, $15

Class size limited - REGISTER online at: https://50919.blackbaudhosting.com/50919/Cactus-Propogation-Hands-On-Workshop
CE - 1 hour
24Vermicomposting, (Home Grown New Mexico)
10:00 - noon
Discover how simple it is to create an outdoor vermicompost bin from straw bales and salvaged materials. Learn what goes in a worm friendly compost bin and how to care for worms and harvest their compost.
SPEAKER: Duskin Jasper, Master Gardener
LOCATION: Milagro Community Garden (off Rodeo Road on Legacy, behind church)
COST: Suggested $10 donation
RSVP 983-9706 or email homegrownnewmexico1@gmail.com
CE - 1 hour
29MGA intern class 16 of 16 (Monday night group)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Topic: IPM & Conclusion
Speaker: Tess Grasswitz & Libby Sternberg
Location: Fairgrounds Large Annex
FOR MASTER GARDENERS, STUDENTS & INTERNS ONLY
CE - 1 hour (for MGs only; not interns)
30MGA intern class 16 of 16 (Tuesday morning group)
9:00 am - noon
Topic: IPM & Conclusion
Speaker: Tess Grasswitz & Libby Sternberg
Location: Fairgrounds Large Annex
FOR MASTER GARDENERS, STUDENTS & INTERNS ONLY
CE - 1 hour (for MGs only; not interns)

July 2014

DATE
EVENT
CREDIT HOURS
24-26 New Mexico Master Gardener's Conference
SAVE THE DATE
Location: Los Alamos, NM