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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

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 SPA-PE

07528
$45
5/27/17
Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Beverly McFarland
Sandia Park (Carpool from Hwy 14)

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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. You"

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

07512
$95
6/9/17 - 7/7/17
Fri 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Yvette Tovar
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 Certified Clinical Herbalist, a graduate of Tieraona Low Dog's NM Herb Institute.

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Section SUA-PE

07527
$45
6/17/17
Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Katherine White
White's Herb Garden

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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. You"

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUB-PE

07512
$95
7/27/17 - 8/31/17
Thu 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Yvette Tovar
CE South Building

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Our high mountain desert environment challenges gardeners and composters. Learn which composting techniques work best in the desert and are effective and drought proofing garden 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 SUA-PE

07511
$45
8/23/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
John Zarola
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 SUA-PE

15915
$55
8/26/17
Sat 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Pamela Cornish
CE South Building

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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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