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!

July 2014

DATE
EVENT
CREDIT HOURS
8SFMGA Board Meeting
5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Fairgrounds (3229 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe)
FOR MASTER GARDENERS ONLY
OS - 1 hour
17Penology Training, hosted by Santa Fe Botanical Garden (SFBG)
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Learn how to collect Phenological (seasonal change) observations, enabling you to participate in monitoring at any of the locations on the Rio Grande Phenology Trail.
LOCATION: Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, 27283 I-25 West Frontage Rd, La Cienega, NM (adjacent to El Rancho de Las Golondrinas
COST: Free
REGISTRATION & MORE INFO at http://www.santafebotanicalgarden.org/phenology-training/
CE - 1 hour
17 & 19Seasonal Wildflower Identification (Santa Fe Community College - #SW345 01/ CRN 10617)
17th: Class 6 pm - 8 pm
19th: Fieldtrip 8 am - 2 pm
Learn concepts & terms used in identification keys. Become familiar with the botanical basics of flower anatomy. Fieldtrip includes several different habitats to help you learn wildflowers of the area.
BRING: magnifying glass & small ruler and wear sensible walking shoes
LOCATION: Santa Fe Community College
COST: $65
REGISTRATION: 505-428-1270
CE - 4 hours
19How to Compost, with hands on demo
10:00 AM - noon
LOCATION: The Garden at El Zaguan, 545 Canyon Road, Santa Fe
AUDIENCE: El Zaguan residents, Master Gardeners and Interns
RSVP to: Mimi Hoffman at mimi@mimihoffman.com or 505-424-1931
CE - 1 hour
19Create a Rain Barrel and Learn About Rain Catchment (Home Grown New Mexico)
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Basic elements of rain collection systems, including sizing and siting your tank, and keeping the water clean. Also discussed are accessories like tank gauges, first flush systems, and filters for DIY systems.
SPEAKER: Amanda Bramble, director of Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center in Cerrillos, NM
LOCATION: Milagro Community Garden (Off Rodeo Road and Legacy Court - behind Church of the Servant)
COST: $10 suggested donation
RSVP TO: 505-983-9706, or email homegrownnewmexico1@gmail.com
CE - 1.5 hours
19The Summer Garden (Part of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden's (SFBG) Seasonal Maintenance Workshop Series)
1:00-3:00 pm
Summer garden chores: : deadheading annuals and perennials to encourage more bloom, insect management, staying on top of the weeding & having fun
SPEAKER: Michael Clark
LOCATION: Upstairs Conference Room at Udall Building, 725 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe
COST: Free for SFBG members; $15 non-members
REGISTER at: http://www.santafebotanicalgarden.org/learn/adult/classes-and-workshops/seasonal-maintenance-workshops/
CE - 1 hour
20Mushroom Identification (Santa Fe Community College - #HG398 01 / CRN 10364)
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
23Growing and Caring for Your Lavender (a 3-part workshop series)
Part 2 - Harvesting
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
24-26 New Mexico Master Gardener's Conference - "Growing Our Communities"
LOCATION: Los Alamos, NM
REGISTRATION AND MORE INFO: http://aces.nmsu.edu/northern_conf/index.html
FOR MASTER GARDENERS, INTERNS (and interested spouses) ONLY
CE - 1 hour per each gardening related workshop
25Create a Mini Succulent Garden (Santa Fe Botanical Garden (SFBG))
8:30 - 10:00 AM
Learn about care & planting and how to combine texture, color & height. Take home your finished product!
FACILITATOR: Tracy Neal
LOCATION: Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe
COST: $25 for SFBG Members; $30 for Non-Members
REGISTRATION required by 11 July at http://www.santafebotanicalgarden.org/?s=miniature+succulent+garden&submit.x=0&submit.y=0
BRING YOUR OWN POT - See info at above link for specifics
CE - 1 hour
25 Let's Grow! Series: Restoring an Old Garden
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tour the garden at El Zaguan with a detailed explanation of the Master Gardeners' plan to restore this old garden.
LOCATION: 545 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM
COST: Free
REGISTRATION: Not required
26Growing and Caring for Your Lavender (a 3-part workshop series)
Part 2 - Harvesting (this is a repeat of the session on the 23rd)
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
27Kitchen Garden & Coop Tour (Home Grown New Mexico)
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Come see five of Santa Fe’s most inspirational gardens.
COST: $25 (children under 12 years are free)
MORE INFO & TICKET PURCHASES at: http://homegrownnewmexico.wordpress.com/2014-kitchen-garden-and-coop-tour/
QUESTIONS? Contact homegrownnewmexico1@gmail.com or 660-4986
27Hands-On Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Fruit tree grafting/budding hands on workshop
SPEAKER: Shengrui Yao, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service Fruit Specialist
LOCATION: NMSU’s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde
BRING: small sharp knife
REGISTRATION: call Augusta or Patricia at 505-852-4241 (space limited to 20)

FOR MASTER GARDENERS & INTERNS ONLY
CE - 1 hour

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
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

September 2014

DATE
EVENT
CREDIT HOURS
4-6Grass 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
9SFMGA Board Meeting
5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Fairgrounds (3229 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe)
FOR MASTER GARDENERS ONLY
OS - 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
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
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