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Our Home & Garden classes will teach you the skills you need to fix up your house. Whether you are xeriscaping your yard, fixing up your kitchen or learning the basics of adobe construction, our classes can help you reach your goal. Learn about sustainable lifestyles with our Solar Cooking with Solar Ovens class, and Home Composting in the Desert. Classes are taught by experienced instructors who can show you how to get the results you want. These practical classes will get you started on projects you want to tackle.

Home and Garden - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

Ready for a new and effective way of gardening? Hydroponic, the word, is Latin and means "working water". This style of hydroponic gardening is simply the art of growing plants without soil. In gardening, the goal is to give the plants exactly what they need, when they need it, in the amount that they need and the result is plants that are as healthy as is genetically possible. With hydroponics, accomplishing this is an easier task; gardening in soil is more difficult. Come and take this class that introduces just the basics of hydroponic gardening and what it has to offer. Note: A $30 material fee to the instructor is due the first class.

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Section WIA‐PE

7510
$95
1/18/18 - 2/8/18
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Austin James
CE South Building

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Are you planning a landscape project? Take this course to learn about using native and regionally adapted plants to create wonderful outdoor rooms while using water wisely. We will follow a sequence of steps to create a landscape design that suits the needs of all family members. The class includes information regarding the Water Authority's water rebate program. Note: Please bring to class the plant catalog from Plants of the Southwest catalog at http://www.plantsofthesouthwest.com/.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA‐PE

7512
$95
1/18/18 - 2/15/18
Thu 9:00 AM ‐ 11:30 AM
Yvette Tovar
CE South Building

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Home repair novices, gain hands‐on experience as well as a practical understanding of basic home repair. Learn how to use hand and small power tools, how to select the right materials for the job, how and when to hire help, how to make minor electrical and plumbing repairs, how to patch and repair interior and exterior walls, and how to select and apply paints and stains. Develop the ability to diagnose and solve common repair problems. Note: A $25 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Students are encouraged to bring in their own tools and are welcome to bring their home repair problems.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. Note: Time changed from printed catalog.

Section WIA‐PE

7504
$120
1/20/18 - 2/24/18
Sat 8:45 AM ‐ 12:45 PM
Denise Wheeler
CE North Building

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...and find it again! Find any paper again quickly and easily! With diagrams to illustrate a filing system that is fast to set up, easy to use and adaptable to individual needs, this workshop has solutions to piles of paper, lost records and the time wasted trying to find them. The instructor will give examples and provide handouts which emphasize the main concepts.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA‐PE

7520
$45
1/20/18
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Katherine Anderson
CE South Building

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Pamela Cornish, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, has visited or lived in 50 countries, and has learned how to stay healthy, pack wisely, get maximum value for her travel dollar, and create delightful adventures. Whether you are a novice, veteran, or armchair traveler, by taking this class, you are bound to glean useful tips and skills for navigating your next journey, and enjoy optimal health and energy throughout the entire trip! Note: A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA‐PE

15915
$55
1/20/18
Sat 8:30 AM ‐ 12:30 PM
Pamela Cornish
CE South Building

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Our high mountain desert environment challenges gardeners and composters. Learn which composting techniques work well in the desert and methods for drought proofing desert soil. The class also covers the science, art, materials, methods, and benefits of home composting and soil amending. Various composting methods will be reviewed so you can choose the one that works for your household.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA‐PE

7511
$45
2/21/18
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
John Zarola
CE South Building

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Home repair novices, gain hands‐on experience as well as a practical understanding of basic home repair. Learn how to use hand and small power tools, how to select the right materials for the job, how and when to hire help, how to make minor electrical and plumbing repairs, how to patch and repair interior and exterior walls, and how to select and apply paints and stains. Develop the ability to diagnose and solve common repair problems. Note: A $25 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Students are encouraged to bring in their own tools and are welcome to bring their home repair problems.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. Note: Time changed from printed catalog.

Section WIB‐PE

7504
$120
3/28/18 - 5/2/18
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 2:00 PM
Denise Wheeler
CE North Building

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Do you hesitate to invite guests into your home or office? Is clutter getting in the way? Are there piles of things all over? Learn from a Professional Organizer: (1) how to get rid of the clutter and keep it from coming back; and (2) how to organize what you have. Your home or office can be both functional and beautiful.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA‐PE

4341
$45
4/3/18
Tue 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Katherine Anderson
CE South Building

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Would you like vacations and any other travel to be more fun and less stressful? Then join us and learn from a certified professional organizer how to get more for your money from your trips. You will learn to plan for expenses, pack efficiently, and receive a checklist to make it all work for you.

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Section SPA‐PE

7521
$45
5/1/18
Tue 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Katherine Anderson
CE South Building

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Pamela Cornish, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, has visited or lived in 50 countries, and has learned how to stay healthy, pack wisely, get maximum value for her travel dollar, and create delightful adventures. Whether you are a novice, veteran, or armchair traveler, by taking this class, you are bound to glean useful tips and skills for navigating your next journey, and enjoy optimal health and energy throughout the entire trip! Note: A $5 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

15915
$55
5/5/18
Sat 8:30 AM ‐ 12:30 PM
Pamela Cornish
CE South Building

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Distractions are abundant both at work and at home. For some of us, they can seriously interfere with our ability to function, to be productive, to make and keep commitments to others, and to enjoy our time. Learn from a professional organizer ways to cope with distractions and how to stay focused when you need to.

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Section SPA‐PE

7522
$45
5/22/18
Tue 5:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Katherine Anderson
CE South Building

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Enjoy a gentle walk in the woods and discover the abundant medicinal plants of New Mexico. Explore where to look for herbs in the Sandia forests. Learn to recognize plants you can cook with and plants that can heal you. Take time to draw or photograph them while your instructor explains their healing properties, how to use them for medicine and how to grow them in your garden. Relax in the healing natural world.

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Section WIA‐PE

7528
$45
5/26/18
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM
Beverly McFarland
Sandia Park (Carpool from Hwy 14)

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UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty & Retirees: You may use your Personal Enrichment Tuition Remission for Home & Garden Classes.

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