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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. Note: Time changed from printed catalog.

Section SUA-PE

07504
$120
8/2/17 - 9/6/17
Wed 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Denise Wheeler
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 SPA-PE

07511
$45
5/17/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
John Zarola
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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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'll 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 either: High Country Gardens at http://www.highcountrygardens.com/ or Plants of the Southwest at http://www.plantsofthesouthwest.com/.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

07512
$95
4/26/17 - 5/24/17
Wed 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Yvette Tovar
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. You'll 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 either: High Country Gardens at http://www.highcountrygardens.com/ or Plants of the Southwest at http://www.plantsofthesouthwest.com/.

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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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'll 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 either: High Country Gardens at http://www.highcountrygardens.com/ or Plants of the Southwest at http://www.plantsofthesouthwest.com/.

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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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-PEP

07521
$45
4/29/17
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.

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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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UNM Tuition Remission

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

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