FREE Workshops in March for the Backyard Farming Workshop Series

Both workshops are Saturday  from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House (6029 Isleta Blvd. SW)

Go to  www.bernco.gov/openspace to pre- register!

March 9th   ~   Edible Landscapes

ThIMGP1004ere are many options for Albuquerque growers to have year round goodies to pick and savor. This workshop will cover garden basics and help you choose the best fruits, veggies and herbs to build a beautiful, edible garden in your own yard. Nissa Patterson of Albuquerque Growing Gardens Team will present on her front-yard garden project and how it has intrigued and impacted her community. Michael Reed of La Orilla Farm will present on Permaculture design and the concept of “food forest.”

March 16th   ~   Soil Science & Composting

Any gardener will tell you the most important thing is your soil. Come to this workshop to understand how to determine what type of soil you have and how to build healthy soil with composting. Shawn Hardeman will cover soil science, what soil is made of and what that means to the backyard farmer. John Zarola of Bernalillo Master Composters will explain compost methods and compost building so that participants will be ready tcomposto begin at home. Bring your soil and compost questions!

 

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