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!

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
5Fall Festival Potluck
See Members Only Page for details.
FOR MASTER GARDENERS & INTERNS ONLY
6Eating, Loving, Learning in the Santa Fe Garden (Santa Fe Botanical Garden (SFBG))
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Hear from local gardeners about their experiences producing edibles. They will give tips, answer questions and discuss the highs and lows of gardening in our arid environment.
LOCATION: Santa Fe Women's Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM
COST: Free to SFBG members; $10 for non-members
REGISTRATION: online at http://www.santafebotanicalgarden.org/lecture-eating-loving-and-learning-in-the-santa-fe-garden/
CE - 1 hour
14Tree Planting Workshop (Santa Fe Botanical Garden (SFBG))
3:00 - 5:00 pm
How to choose, plant and care for trees in your landscape. Help plant a tree at the SFBG entrance.
INSTRUCTOR: Tracy Neal, horticulturist, landscape designer, Certified Arborist
LOCATION: Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe
BRING: Garden gloves
MORE INFO: http://www.santafebotanicalgarden.org/hands-on-workshop-tree-planting/
CE - 1 hour
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
10The Stress Test: Gardening and Farming in Times of Drought (Santa Fe Botanical Garden (SFBG))
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Lecture & slide show discusses global warming, drip irrigation, constructed wetlands, & the fate of Northern New Mexico's acequias.
INSTRUCTOR: Stanley Crawford, farmer, writer, Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute Board Member
LOCATION: Santa Fe Women’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe
COST: Free to SFBG Members, $10 for non-members
REGISTRATION & MORE INFO: http://www.santafebotanicalgarden.org/learn/adult/lectures/fall-lecture-series/
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
20Recipes and Paths; Kitchens and Gardens (Santa Fe Botanical Garden (SFBG))
6:00 - 7:00 pm (plan to arrive by 5:50)
SPEAKER: Deborah Madison, Chef & Cookbook Author
Deborah will talk about the intertwining relationship of recipes and garden paths and how her path has led from the kitchen to the garden — and back again.
LOCATION: Santa Fe Women’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe
COST: Free to SFBG Members, $10 for non-members
REGISTRATION & MORE INFO: http://www.santafebotanicalgarden.org/learn/adult/lectures/eclectic-perspectives-evening-lectures/
CE - 1 hour

December 2014

DATE
EVENT
Hours
8For the Love of Pollinators (Santa Fe Botanical Garden (SFBG))
2:00 - 3:00 pm
SPEAKER: Ken Bower, Beekeeper
LOCATION: Santa Fe Women’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe
COST: Free to SFBG members; $10 for non-members
MORE INFO: http://www.santafebotanicalgarden.org/learn/adult/lectures/fall-lecture-series/
CE - 1 hour
9Santa Fe Master Gardener Association's Board Meeting
5:50 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Fairgrounds (3229 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe)
FOR MASTER GARDENERS ONLY
OS - 1 hour
31Application deadline for SFMGA internship training program.
Click this link for additional details: http://sfmga.org/2014-master-gardener-program