2013 Workshop Resources


September 7th ~ Canning and Fermentation

Presenter Handouts :

From Kim Pophal here are recipes for Zucchini Relish and Pear Jam.

From Sophia Rose is Sophia Rose’s Fermentation Handout Abridged.


August 17th ~ Backyard Chickens and Goats

Presenter Handouts :

From Sunny and Kelly Hill of Dos Lomas Ranch:

Raising Goats and Chickens in an Urban Setting

Recommended Reads :

Barnyard in Your Backyard by Gail Damerow

How to Build Animal Housing by Carol Ekarius

Storey’s Guide to Raising Milk Goats by Jerry Belanger

Backyard Poultry Magazine

Hobby Farms Magazine

May 4th ~ Water Wise Gardening

Presenter Contact :

Amanda Bramble can be contacted at Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center.

Recommended Reads : 

Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond Volume 1 & 2 by Brad Lancaster. More information can be found on his website :

Ollas (clay pots used to slowly water your plants) can be purchased through

April 13th ~ Backyard Beekeeping

Presenters Contact :

Thomas Urrea can be contacted at

To report a swarm or continue to learn about keeping bees, please visiting  Albuquerque’s beekeeping association.

 Recommended Reads :

Top-Bar Beekeeping by Les Crowder and Heather Harrell

March 16th ~ Soil Science and Composting

Presenter Handouts :

Composting Handout from John Zarola

 Recommended Reads :

Teaming with Microbes by Jeff Lowenfels

The Worm Book for Beginners by Frank Randal

Worms Eat My Garbage by Mary Appelhof and Mary Frances Fenton,

Learn more about the NM Master Composter Program :


March 9th ~

Edible Landscapes and Permaculture Design 

Presenter Contacts :

Michael Reed of La Orilla Farm:

Nissa Patterson of Albuquerque Growing Gardens Team:

Recommended Reads:

How to Grow More Vegetables…. by John Jevers

Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway

Water Wars by Vadana Shiva

One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukouka

February 2nd ~ Fruit Tree Care

Workshop Handouts :

Growing Fruit Trees in the Albuqueque Area, Joran Viers

Recommended Reads: 

The Backyard Orchardist by Stella Otto

Holistic Orchard or The Apple Grower by Michael Phillips

2012 Workshop Resources

September 1st ~ Food Preservation Forum

A couple or resources from Kim Pophal our presenter on hot bath and pressure canning:

Tattler Lids can be reused and are BPA free, contact the company at 877-747-2793 or online at

The NMSU Cooperative Extension Services is also a great resource, they can check your pressure canner, give you altitude and pressure guidlines as well as be a resource for addtional classes or recipes!

Canning Recipes for Food Preservation Forum 2012

From Mylea Perry our presenter on Fermentation:

Fermentation Presentation and

Fermentation Recipes

Ginger Brew Recipe

and you can find more on Sandor Katz and Wild Fermentation from his website:

August 25th ~ Native Foods & Native Seeds

Thank you Bernadette Torres of Shabeta’s Healing Garden for discussing the health benefits of native edibles (what we often call “weeds!”)  Here is Bernadette’s handout:  Weeds for Food and Health

Also, thanks you to Josh Cravens of Arid Crops Seed Cache who’s power point presentation on Seed Saving will be available soon!

June 23rd ~ Composting with Worms

Thank you Julie Kois and Judy Espinoza from the Bernalillo Master Composters. Here is the point presentation by Julie Kois:

Composting with Worms Presentation

May 19th ~ Low-Tech Homesteading Solutions

Martin Peterson can be contacted at   Here is his Cast Iron Cooking Cheat Sheet.

Peter Gallo can be contacted at   This is his Greywater and Permaculture Presentation and his list of Greywater Resources.

Andy Moss gave a talk on the Solar Hot Pot he can be contacted at

Marc LeClaire presented his Chicken Tractor and can be contacted at

April 21st ~ Soil Science and Home Composting

Shawn Hardeman’s Soil Science Presentation:

Know Your Soils

March 24th~ Backyard Beekeeping

Thomas Urrea can be contacted at

Miguel Sarría can  be contacted at or  visit his website

To report a swarm or continue to learn about keeping bees, please visiting  Albuquerque’s beekeeping association.

February 25th ~ Acequias & Edible Landscapes

Here are the power point presentations and contact information from this workshop. Thanks again to our amazing presenters!

Yasmeen Najmi, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District: (505) 243-7308  or

MRGCD Acequias Presentation

Nissa Patterson, APS Growing Gardens Team Coordinator: (505) 259-2074 or

Edible Landscapes Presentations Feb2012

Squash Bug Spray Recipe:                                                                                   Equal parts of beer, ammonia and lemon dish soap. Spray on the earth or directly on the bugs crawling on the ground in early morning or evening. Do not spray on the plant, especially at mid day, as it will burn the plant. Best to treat early, as in spray it around the plant as the plant emerges.

Recommended Books from Nissa:

How to Grow More Vegetables: And Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains and Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine by John Jeavons

DOWN TO EARTH:   A GARDENER’S GUIDE TO THE ALBUQUERQUE AREA from the Albuquerque Master Gardner’s Website

Timer that Nissa prefers:       Orbit 1-Dial 1-Outlet Digital Timer 

February 11th
Fruit Tree Workshop: Pruning, Selection, and Planting

Learn correct techniques for pruning, what fruit trees thrive best in your area, when to plant, and proper planting guidelines.  Presented by Joran Viers with the County Extension Office and Bryan Suhr from UNM.

Workshop Handouts :

2011 Workshop Resources

August 27: Food Preservation

August 6: Worm Composting

July 31: Fall Gardens and Season Extensions.

Community Resources
Albuquerque Backyard Farms
Bernalillo County Extension Office
Chispas Farms
Edible Santa Fe
Gardeners’ Guild
La Orilla Farm, 505-877-2877
Mother Nature Gardens
Sunstone Farm and Learning Center
The Agriculture Collaborative: Mid-Region Council of Governments

A number of local vendors have generously provided free or discounted materials that are given away at the workshops. Bernalillo County Open Space and Partners thanks the following sponsors:
AHL Garden Supply
Plants of the Southwest
Western Mercantile located at 111 Rio Bravo Blvd. SE, Abq, NM 87106; 505, 877-1504


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