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BernCo Open Space Announces January Events:

We have a great year in store for you as we celebrate the 20th anniversary for BernCo Open Space. Take advantage of the events this January, and stay tuned for more exciting announcements.

Backyard Farming Series

Gutierrez-Hubbell House (6029 Isleta Blvd. SW)

Tree Pruning and General Tree Care

January 20, 9 a.m. – noon
Presenter: Joran Viers, Abq City Arborist

Trees are healthier and produce more when correctly pruned. Learn how to get the most from your trees with class instruction on selection, care, preventing pests and disease and fertility management.   Then we will tour the Heritage Orchard.  Bring your own tools or use our pruners to apply your new knowledge on our 45 fruit trees!

 

Plant Propagation

January 27, 9 a.m. – noon

Presenter: Amanda Bramble, 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.

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History and Culture of New Mexico Series

Gutierrez-Hubbell House (6029 Isleta Blvd. SW)

Seeds that Connect and Feed Us

January 28, 1-2:30 p.m.

Presenter: Brett Baker

Discover what makes a crop “native” as well as their culinary and cultural significance and fascinates with stories of how seeds do indeed connect us.   Brett Baker will present his exhibit on Seeds at the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House and provide a slideshow featuring collections and observations of traditional native crop seeds in New Mexico over the past three decades.

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