Seed Mail

February 19, 2015

Editor’s note: Due to last-minute nursery deliveries, the Adopt-a-Pot workday has been rescheduled to next Friday, Feb. 27.

Outside of the Community Enterprise Center on the sidewalk in Downtown Las Cruces
Friday, February 20

Last fall, La Semilla, the food policy council, and the City of Las Cruces partnered to launch Adopt-a-Pot. We’re putting urban agriculture into practice and planting edibles in the large planters along downtown Main Street. Now’s your chance to help create an edible landscape downtown!
The city will provide flowers for a pop of color and possibly some herbs. La Semilla will be providing seeds. If you are able, please bring vegetable and herb transplants. Any donations are greatly appreciated – you can hang around and plant your own planter or you can just drop off transplants. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Gardening Classes
Casa de Mi Alma Wellness Center at 920 N. Alameda Ave
Each Saturday at 3 p.m.

Jackye Meinecke (former owner of Enchanted Gardens) will be conducting gardening classes. The cost for each class is $7.50 cash per person. Reservations preferred; e-mail to sign up.

Feb. 21 — Pruning — Learn the tools and techniques to prun everything in your garden from trees and shrubs to perennials and grasses.
Feb. 28 — Composting in the Desert — Creating compost in our dry environment has its own challenges. Learn the details of making and maintaining compost.
March 7 — Organic Vegetable Gardening — Grow your own produce with skills adapted to southwest gardening. From soils to plants, learn what you need for a successful vegetable garden

Mesquite Community Garden
at Spruce and San Pedro
March 15th
12:00 – 3:00
Please start some seeds in pots now to share at the 6th Annual PlantShare.
Seedlings – Cuttings – Xeriscape Plants – Seeds

Free community event. You are not required to bring anything, but if you have some extra seedlings, seeds, bulbs, or cuttings, please bring them to share. Bring a dish to share for a potluck lunch.

Downtown Farmer’s Market
April TBA

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