Santa Fe Spring Garden Fair this Saturday April 27


This year’s theme is Food for Thought, with speakers, exhibits, clinics, and demonstrations all tied to the idea of nourishing ourselves, our land, and the creatures that share the land with us. There are 3 speakers this year.  I will be one of the guest speakers and talk on tips for growing tomatoes and other vegetables. Anne Schmauss will talk about providing habitat and food for birds and Les Crowder will talk about bees, how we can help them and what we can plant to support them. Here is the speaker schedule:

Jannine Cabossel       10:45am
Tips for Terrific Tomatoes, Making the Most of Your Vegetable Garden

Anne Schmauss         12:00 noon
How to Attract Birds to Your Backyard Year-ound

Les Crowder               1:15pm
Honeybees: Landscaping with Bee friendly Gardening Practices

You don’t want to miss this event if you are a gardener here in the greater Santa Fe area!

Santa Fe Master Gardeners Garden Fair Today!

Today-Saturday, April 28-Santa Fe Master Gardener Annual Garden Fair 10AM-4PM at the Rodeo Grounds

This is our giant garden fair blowout we put on once a year and it is FABULOUS!  If you are a gardener and have never come to this-you have missed out!  You want to learn how to plant stuff in Santa Fe-Come here! Want to learn how to compost-Come here! Want lots of gardening information-Come here! AND IT IS FREE!

It’s held at the Rodeo Fairgrounds here in Santa Fe from 10 AM – 4 PM and will feature a giant plant sale with really good prices and a ‘garden shed’ with lots of gardening goodies for sale.

We will also have demonstrations on: How to Build a Rain Barrel, Composting, Vermi-Composting, Creating Herb Gardens, How to Do Drip Irrigation Systems and Creating a Wildflower Meadow.

AND we have wonderful guest speakers,  Tracy Neal-Landscape Designer, Jim Brooks-from Soilutions, and our main speaker, David Salman from Santa Fe Greenhouses.

The many non-profit organizations include Santa Fe Botanical Society, Rose Society, Home Grown New Mexico, Iris Society, Herb Society, and Sangre De Cristo Beekeepers with a demo beehive.

We have over 26 Gardening exhibitors including Santa Fe Greenhouses, Agua Fria Nursery, Paynes Nurseries, Eulalio’s Farm (great tomato plants for sale), Wild Birds Unlimited, Sierra Club and many more too numerous to list.

Oh and if you come, I’ll be in the plant sale section. Come by and say ‘Hi’. Hope to see you there!