Cultivate your knowledge. Grow your skills. Reap rewards for the whole community by joining us in 2018 for our annual Seasons of Growth learning series in the IPCC Resilience Garden!
On the third Sunday of every month from March through October, 2018, participants will experience hands-on learning guided by IPCC Cultural Education staff and expert guests. Enjoy a different theme each month as we follow the Earth’s natural cycles according to Pueblo tradition.
- Learn the principles of Pueblo agriculture
- Handle heirloom seeds and indigenous crops
- Help develop the IPCC’s Resilience Garden for all to enjoy
- Take home seeds and starter plants for your own garden
Space is limited! Reserve your spot in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come often! Those who attend at least three classes will be invited to join in a farm-to-table meal when we harvest the fruits of our labor come fall.
2018 Class Schedule (Third Sunday of Every Month):
Sunday July 15 , 9-11am: Pest Control Methods
Join us this month as we examine pest control methods for your beloved crops.
Sunday March 18, 9-11am: Home Composting Basics
Learn from John Zarola, Bernalillo County Extension Master Composter, about the basics of composting and amending soil. We will discuss cold-weather vegetables and plant seeds indoors.
Sunday April 15, 9-11am: Pueblo Agriculture
The Pueblo people of New Mexico have a long history with land, water, and planting crops. This month we will focus on Pueblo agriculture, and how some of the oldest farming methods known remain in use in present-day New Mexico despite the push toward modernization of agricultural practices.
Sunday May 20, 9-11am: The Story of Corn Part I & II
This presentation chronicles the origins of corn in Mexico, and its spread to the Pueblo Tribes in the Southwest, and throughout North America. We will focus on a few early settlements and agricultural practices, as well as the role and increasing importance of corn to Pueblo communities in that time period. Corn is known for its versatility, so we will also highlight some modern uses of this prevalent grain.
Sunday June 17, 9-11am: From the Classroom to the Field
Join us this month as we examine agriculture from theory to practice, and related educational opportunities.