HOMEscape Solutions Design Workshop – 2020

 

 

HOMEscape Solutions Design Workshop is a unique enhancement to the Master Gardener program, which inspires, empowers and encourages participants to successfully plan and execute their dream landscape.

Sandoval County Master Gardeners are offering a fun, team oriented landscaping workshop for the home gardener! Master gardeners will inspire, empower, and encourage you to successfully plan and produce your dream landscape!

Class is limited to 24 participants and fills up fast, so sign up early. Your confirmed registration will be complete with receipt of your payment.

Where: St. Francis Church, 2903 Cabezon Road, Rio Rancho, NM 87124 

Deadline to Register: April 7, 2020

Steps to Register

Step 1. Download and fill out the simple registration form – Click here to download.

Step 2. Pay the $95 registration fee by check. Make check payable to SCMG.

Step 3. Mail check and registration form to:
Sandoval County Master Gardener Program

c/o NMSU Sandoval County Extension
PO BOX 400
Bernalillo, NM 87004

For More Information: homescapeinfo@yahoo.com

Download Our Flyer: HOMEscape Solutions Design Workshop – 2020

2019 CLASS SCHEDULE
Class 1 Fri – 4/24
6:30 – 9:30 PM
HOMESCAPES:
The Vision and The Reality
Class 2 Sat – 4/25
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
GET PERSPECTIVE!
Training the Eye & Native Plants
Class 3 Sat – 5/2
9AM – 3:30 PM
GO LOCAL! (HOME VISITS)
Your team will visit your home for input and suggestions.
OPTIONAL
Expert Access
Tues – 5/6
1PM – 8PM
HOMESCAPE EXPERT ACCESS
Get One-On-One Help with Your Plan!
Class 4 Sat – 5/9
9:30AM – 3:30 PM
COME TOGETHER!
Celebration and Final Presentations!

This is what I would love to have . . .

And now I have the tools and vision to accomplish my dream-scape project within my time frame and my budget – I CAN DO THIS!”
(Actual quote from former HOMEscape participant)

This class, developed by SCMG’s Darlene Chandler Bassett and Cathryne Richards, has been serving the community for over 10 years and is designed for both Master Gardeners and homeowners alike who want more information about solving landscaping challenges.

Together, these two vibrant women have developed a curriculum for participants to work in teams to create their dream landscapes and turn their ideas into reality. HOMEscape participants will learn how to dream big and then focus on a small aspect of their dream landscape, actually completing their project within the course curriculum.

Incorporating a unique mentoring and development component to the curriculum – utilizing veteran HOMEscape participants as Team Leaders who also assist in facilitating at least one workshop – ensures on-going support, feedback, and assistance in developing each participant’s dream HOMEscape. These critical front-line Team Leaders – who have also broken through their own barriers of limited financial resources and intimidation to translate their dreams into reality – are committed to facilitating home visits for every team member, recording their “before” project in photographs, and working closely with each participant on their total plan. Emboldened by this unique support, participants are able to stay focused on their current project while not losing sight of their long-term vision.

Class facilitators are: Standing - Cathryne Richards, , SCMG Xeriscape Specialist and Sandy Farley; Sitting - Charlene Spiegel, SCMG, Tree Steward for Rio Rancho, Suzanne Maxwell, SCMG Certified Permaculturalist, and Darlene Bassett, Lifetime Master Gardener

Workshop facilitators are: Standing – Cathryne Richards, , SCMG Xeriscape Specialist and Sandy Farley; Sitting – Charlene Spiegel, SCMG, Tree Steward for Rio Rancho, Suzanne Maxwell, SCMG Certified Permaculturalist, and Darlene Bassett, Lifetime Master Gardener

Presenters and Team Leaders are seasoned Master Gardeners who share their expertise:

    • Artistic and Aesthetic Design Professional
    • Xeriscape Specialist (participated in Xeriscape Conference for six years)
    • Certified Permaculturist
    • Tree Steward Steering Committee Member from “Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful”
2018 Homescape Workshop Group Photo

2018 HOMEscape Workshop Group Photo

Our homes are usually our largest investment. WE all have a dream for our property, but often the reality of what we desire is overwhelming. Many gardeners face multiple environmental challenges in the harsh and often drought-ridden climate of New Mexico. HOMEscape Solutions is a template that is relevant and practical to the micro-climates and environmental concerns of each individual location.

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The final week of the course culminates in each participant’s brief and simple account of their project, sharing with the class the materials used in their project, a time line for the work to be completed, an estimated budget, and – most importantly – their personal satisfaction as a result of their accomplishment! Our successes are celebrated during this final session with food and special award presentations.

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