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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

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.

Section SPA‐PE

07504
$120
4/27/2019 - 6/1/2019
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 1:00 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 SPA‐PE

04341
$45
4/27/2019
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 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.

Note: Date change to May 18 at instructor's request.

Section SPA‐PE

07528
$45
5/18/2019
Sat 9:30 AM ‐ 1:30 PM
Beverly McFarland
Sandia Park (Carpool from Hwy 14)

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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 SPB‐PE

15915
$55
5/25/2019
Sat 8:30 AM ‐ 12:30 PM
Pamellina Cornish
CE South Building

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There's a saying that the herb tea you drink or the herbal bath you take heals you more than once if you have grown the herbs yourself. Whether you have a big backyard or just a small balcony, you can grow the herbs you need to help maintain health and well‐being. In this class you receive a wide range of herbal information. Discover the good ''weeds'' and local herbs, identify what you want to grow, and get information on sources for seeds, roots and gardening help, books and catalogs. See examples in the instructor's herbal garden and learn how to create your own. Katherine White is a retired RN, a Certified Clinical Herbalist, a graduate of Tieraona Low Dog's 'Foundations in Herbal Medicine' course, and a gardener.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section SUA‐PE

07527
$55
6/15/2019
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM
Katherine White
Garden

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Pamela Cornish, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, has visited or lived in 63 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 SUA‐PE

15915
$55
6/22/2019
Sat 8:30 AM ‐ 12:30 PM
Pamellina 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: Recommended text: Teaming with Microbes, Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis, Revised Edition, 2010, Timber Press, Inc., Portland, OR. ISBN: 978‐1604691139

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

07511
$45
7/24/2019
Wed 6:30 PM ‐ 9:30 PM
John Zarola
CE North Building

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UNMUNM Tuition Remission

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

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