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Nov
13
Tue
2018
Designing Optimum Backyard Habitats for the Two Eco-regions in Rio Rancho @ Meadowlark Senior Center
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This presentation will focus on using native plants to create landscapes that attract a diversity of birds, butterflies, and other pollinators.

Presented by George Miller, Past President of New Mexico Native Plant Society (ABQ Chapter).

This is part of the Gardening with the Masters Series.

Nov
29
Thu
2018
Plants You May Want to Avoid in Your Garden! @ Meadowlark Senior Center
Nov 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This presentation will focus on plants that are highly invasive and noxious. We will also discuss plants that are toxic to humans and pets.

Presented by Lynda Garvin, Agriculture Agent/Extension Master Gardeners Coordinator.

This is part of the 4 Seasons Gardening Series.

Dec
11
Tue
2018
Holiday Plants: History and Interesting Facts @ Meadowlark Senior Center
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This presentation will give the history of common holiday plants like poinsettia, mistletoe, holly, and more. Information will also be given about their care and propagation.

Presented by Sharon Walsh, Sandoval County Master Gardener.

This is part of Gardening with the Masters Series.

Jan
5
Sat
2019
Improving Desert Garden Soil @ Esther Bone Library
Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated. Walk-ins welcome. Register at: register@nmcomposters.org

Our high desert soil is impacted by our climate. Drought proofing soil with organic amendments is very useful. Learn about local soil and techniques for improving fertility.

Jan
8
Tue
2019
Raised Bed Gardening and Composting @ Meadowlark Senior Center
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Raised beds in the high desert present many useful management options for home gardeners. Soil, amendments, mulches and irrigation methods are well contained by raised beds. This class will cover set-up, irrigation, mulching, and sheet composting for soil fertility in a raised bed.

Presented by John Zarola, Sandoval County Master Gardener, as part of the Gardening with the Masters series.

Jan
9
Wed
2019
Grape Propagation Workshop @ Los Ranchos Agri-Nature Center
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Dr. Gill Giese, NMSU Extension Viticulture Specialist, will lead the Grape Propagation Workshop. The cost is $5.00 and while walk-ins are welcome, please RSVP in order to have enough materials prepared.

RSVP at: https://rsvp.nmsu.edu/rsvp/grapeprop

Jan
12
Sat
2019
Worm Composting Workshop @ Open Space Visitor Center
Jan 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Open to the public. Registration with payment of $15.00 is required. Complete information at nmcomposters.org – Worm Composting Workshop.

Red wiggler worms recycle organic material to castings which are a valuable high desert garden soil amendment. Learn the science, art, materials, methods, and benefits of homestead worm composting.

Jan
19
Sat
2019
Think Trees – an urban tree care conference @ Albuquerque Garden Center
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Denice Britton, President and Consulting Arborist, CalTLC, will present How a Tree’s Biological Response to Pruning Should Affect Your Decision Making.

This is a free event for community volunteers. Please RSVP on the website: https://rsvp.nmsu.edu/rsvp/thinktrees2019

Jan
24
Thu
2019
Simple Structures for your Garden to Improve Results @ Meadowlark Senior Center
Jan 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn how to improve productivity, conserve moisture, and reduce labor by building the following:

  1. Raised beds
  2. Self-Watering System that needs recharging only about once a week
  3. Shade Structures

Presented by David Butler, Sandoval County Master Gardener, as part of the 4 Seasons Gardening series.

Jan
26
Sat
2019
Composting Tumbler Bins @ Open Space Visitor Center
Jan 26 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Class provided by the NMSU Bernalillo County Master Composters

Free and open to the public.