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Home & Garden Classes

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

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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

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Section SUB‐PE

7/26/2018 - 8/30/2018
Thu 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

Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM
Katherine White
White's Herb Garden

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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.

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Section SUA‐PE

Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
John Zarola
CE South 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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