Learn the Basics of Gardening in Santa Fe

January 19, 2013

Learn the Basics of Gardening in Santa Fe by Christine  Salem of Santa Fe Master Gardener Association

Santa Fe Master Gardener Association again offers its popular Gardening 101: The Basics of Gardening in Santa Fe, a full day course in gardening essentials, on Saturday, March 16 from 9 am to 3:30 pm.

The course is designed to give new or new-to-Santa Fe gardeners a primer of gardening knowledge that will help them deal with the special challenges of gardening in the area. Teaching the class are long-time, local gardening experts Tracy Neal and Jannine Cabossel. Topics covered include:

Garden planning and plant selection  that take local soil types, regional climate patterns and microclimate  into consideration to improve chances of success
Common landscaping mistakes And how to avoid how to avoid them
How to create healthy and bountiful fruit and vegetable gardens and the best varieties for this area
How to use compost in your landscape, orchard, and vegetable garden
How to stretch the growing season in your vegetable garden
The best resources for gardening in this area
And much more

The class will be held at the Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living, 505 Camino de Los Marquez.  The fee for the day is $45. More information and online registration can be found at www.sfmga.org, or by calling 505-471-6251.

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