Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service
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Bernalillo County CES says goodbye to Cheryl Kent - Horticulturalist and to Cassidy Cordova - 4-H Youth Development. Thank you both for your years of service.
EXTENSION SERVICE CENTENNIAL
2014-2015 Enrollment Deadline Changes
October 1, 2014 we will begin enrollment for the 2014-2015 4-H Year. If you are a returning 4-H member you must be enrolled and have all your forms submitted by January 15th. If you are a new member looking to enroll you are eligible to enroll until May 1.
ABQ MASTER GARDENERS - TOMATO FIESTA
When: August 17, 2014, 11am-3pm
Where: Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd. NE
ORGANIC FARM TOURS
NMDA to host an organic farm tour series
Upcoming dates are: Aug 20th, Aug 27th, Sept 3rd, and Sept 24th, 2014
Have you been wondering about that strange looking bug in your garden? Find out what it is, whether it's a friend or foe, and how to control it if necessary during the "Bug Nights." "Find out what's bugging you at these informal on-farm evening events that are intended to provide local growers with an opportunity to learn about both beneficial insects and common pests associated with vegetable and fruit crops," Grasswitz said. "Participants will learn how to recognize them, what type of damage they cause, and different approaches to their control."
FOOD PRESERVATION CLASSES
Would you like to learn about HOME canning, pickles, jams, jellies, freezing, and other food preservation methods, than Click Here for Upcoming Food Preservation Classes
Bernalillo County Home Processing Rule
Bernalillo County announces changes to the Home Processing rule ordinance
ASK THE EXPERTS
The NMSU Experts are coming to Albuqerque to answer your plant and insect questions.
Area Growers and Farmers Markets
WATER HARVEST WORKSHOPS
Water Harvest Workshops will be held on
Honeybee Swarm Season
The swarm season for honeybees is over and now it is moving into bee removal or western yellow jackets. Honey bees are a dull yellow brown color while the small yellow jackets are a brilliant yellow and black.
To learn more about the difference between honeybees and the western yellow jacket click honeybees vs yellow jackets
To report a swarm or undesired hive, please call 243-1386 or visit the ABQ Beeks.
Curly Top + Tomato Plants
The office has received many questions on the topic of Curly Top. The following links and tips to help recognize and protect your tomato plants regarding Curly Top Virus.
YARD & GARDEN
Classes runs January-April, with volunteering through October each year. More information here. contact with any questions.
Registration information to be a Master Composter is now available on their website
Classes will begin in October.
NMSU Learning Games Lab offers free mobile apps in regular and HD for iPhone, iPad & IPod Touch, featuring:
Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives: for home, farm & ranch. Programs include anaerobic digesters, biodiesel, home energy, farm energy, micro-hydro, small wind, solar electricity, solar hot water. Tool kit available.
Ever wondered how cheese makes it to your table, or cotton is turned into clothing? Field Trip! will answer those questions! Learn about the many uses for everything from chile to peanuts, honey, pecans, pistachios and more. Each week we'll take you on an entertaining Field Trip! to look at the production of agricultural products from "seed to consumer."
Ninja Kitchen: 2012 award winner! Your masked alter-ego leaps from refrigerator to sink and oven to counter, tossing plates to an archetypal teenaged clientele. If customers don't receive their food promptly, they storm out. This addictive learning game teaches the principles of food safety. Produced by NMSU's Media Productions.
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