Backyard Farming Series: Plant Propagation

January 27, 2018 9:00 AM
Gutierrez-Hubbell House - 6029 Isleta Blvd SW

Since 2010, Bernalillo County Open Space and its partners have offered a free series of workshops that provides the public with practical experience and knowledge for transforming their backyards into a thriving urban oasis of food, medicine, and wildlife habitat. The guest speakers for this series are all experts in their field who present firsthand knowledge on topics such as irrigation, livestock, insects, gardening, seed saving, and much more. The workshops are held at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center.

This workshop will focus on Plant Propagation, and will be presented by Amanda Bramble, owner of Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center. Plant seeds early indoors! You can use a greenhouse, cold frame, or South-facing window to get your garden sprouting in the end of winter. Learn how to stage indoor plantings so that your colder season veggies like spinach and lettuce and warm season ones like squash and tomatoes are ready for the garden when the climate is right. Learn transplanting techniques as well as how to choose seeds and soil ingredients. Other propagation methods such as layering, grafting, and cuttings will be introduced. 

All workshops for the 2018 season are FREE and run from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House, located at 6029 Isleta Blvd SW (3 miles south of Rio Bravo).

For more info, call 505-314-0398 or email calangan@bernco.govRSVP online.