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Sandoval County Fair Results – Master Gardener Winners

CONGRATULATIONS! 1st Place – Blue Ribbon Beefmaster Tomato                                   David Pojmann (SCMG Since 2013) Hybrid Winter Squash Largest           David Pojman Gala Apples                                                    Loren Meinz (SCMG Since 2007) Thompson Seedless Grapes                Otto Stangl (SCMG Since 2002 – Life Member) Mare Moore Cucumbers                       Penny Davis (SCMG Since 2007) Summer Marrow Zuchinni                   Penny Davis 2nd Place – Red Ribbon Heatmaster Tomatoes                                    Penny Davis Goliath Tomatoes                                              David Pojman Beefmaster (Green) Largest Tomato …

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Guest Column & Photography by Jim Dodson, SCMG Editor My garden grows on inspiration and encouragement from others. A year ago I landed in Bernalillo without a clue as to what I intended to do after twenty years as an Analyst Programmer. I took the time to participate in the SCMG program as a 2016 intern and a year later I am inspired and encouraged to become a hops farmer in 2017. This week I visited an amazing inspiration for my hops vision, located just…

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Visiting Monet’s Garden

By Sam Thompson Past Coordinator Checking items off your bucket list is a wonderful achievement.  In May I checked off visiting Monet’s Garden in Giverny, France.  If you have the opportunity to visit this garden, it will not disappoint. The day before our visit to the garden we went to the Musee de l’Orangerie to experience the splendor of Claude Monet’s garden paintings.  Two rooms in the museum contain eight water-lily murals that allow the viewer to experience the garden from sunrise to sunset.  During…

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Symphony of Soil Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Soilutions and the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center invite you to dig into the vibrant and vital world underground and be amazed. When Oct 04, 2015 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM Where Open Space Visitor Center 6500 Coors Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87120 505-897-8831 Description Free Documentary screening and expert panel discussion Soilutions and the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center invite you to dig into the vibrant and vital world underground and be amazed. Soil not only fuels our food, but it also cleans our water,…

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Seed Saving Class – October 3

Want to learn more about heritage and open pollinated seeds, why you can’t save hybrid seeds, and more? Join the movement.  Create your own seed legacy.  Learn about seeds and how to save seeds using the wet and dry method of seed collection, how to dry, and store seeds.   Lynda Garvin, the Sandoval County Agriculture Agent, will be teaching a class on Seed Saving on Saturday October 3, 2015 from 10:00 to Noon at the Esther Bone Library located at 950 Pinetree Rd SE, Rio…

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New SCMG Logo Proposals

Thank you to contributing SCMG Member Artists for their logo design contributions! The following SCMG Logo design proposals will be displayed at the SCMG Annual Meeting on September 20th at Hendren Hall in Corrales. Members will be asked to evaluate the proposed designs vs. the existing logo via the following survey questions, rating each on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest rating for the question. SCMG Member Logo Evaluation Instructions Click on the ( form link), download, and print the evaluation form.…

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Cooperative Extension Offers Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program for 2016

Applications are now being accepted for the NMSU Sandoval County Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Training Program for 2016.  The program is designed to train volunteers to educate and inform members of their communities about appropriate, sustainable, and environmentally friendly gardening techniques. The 16-week course will begin on January 12, 2016 and end April 26, 2016.  Classes will be held every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Sandoval County Extension Office located in the Sandoval Court House in the Town of Bernalillo. To…

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