Today is the annual Santa Fe Master Gardener Spring Garden Fair from 9 am – 3 pm at the Rodeo Grounds off of Rodeo Road. I think it is the best gardening fair in Santa Fe. There are demos, exhibitors, vendors, a giant plant sale, guest garden speakers and much more. The first time I went, I was blown away how fantastic it is and how inspiring it is for gardeners and that was before I became a Master Gardener. Now that I am a Master Gardener, I’m always involved one way or another. This year I will be working at the plant sale. So come on by and say ‘hi’ and get some great plants, gardening stuff and learn how to do something new in the garden. If you want to get motivated to get gardening, come to this event!
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!