September 2020 - October 2021 Ready, Set, GROW!a FREE Webinar Series on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 3 pm
Have you been cooped up in the house too long, dreaming about starting your own vegetable garden or landscape garden? Or maybe you're an avid gardener who's continually learning new things and noticing new problems? Either way, gardening at home has huge benefits for both physical and mental health, plus short- and long-term environmental benefits, if done sustainably.
With a surge in gardening questions and requests for gardening presentations, the New Mexico State University - Cooperative Extension Service is offering this FREE "Ready, Set, GROW!" gardening series to share recommended gardening practices.
Presenters will include County Extension Agents and State Extension Specialists with experience in horticulture, insects, and food.
Webinars will be on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 3 pm. The topics are below with registration links. Sign up separately for each of the classes you would like to attend!
Each webinar is being recorded too! Links to the videos and presentation slides will be added as they become available (within a few weeks of the live "show").
Upcoming "Ready, Set, GROW!" Webinars for 2021 Click highlighted session titles below to register for each class
April 21 -- Grapevine Management -- NMSU Extension Viticulture Specialist Dr. Gill Giese explains when to do what with your grapevines based on their cycle of growth, including watering, fertilizing, managing the canopy and heat stress, and when to harvest.
May 5 -- Permaculture for the Home Garden -- presented by Valencia County Extension Agriculture Agent Lynda Garvin
May 19 -- Pest Management for the Home Garden -- Dr. Amanda Skidmore will help us all avoid common garden pests this season using proven Integrated Pest Management techniques! Dr. Skidmore is the NMSU Extension Integrated Pest Management Specialist.
June 2 -- Gardening with Kids & Ag in the Classroom -- Gardening activities for adults to do with kids! Great for parents and teachers! Presented by Nissa Patterson and Kateri Sava. Nissa Patterson is the Program Assistant for the School Gardens Project with Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension. Kateri Sava is the Coordinator of School Garden programs for Albuquerque Public Schools.
June 16 -- Preserving the Harvest -- Cindy Davies, retired Family Consumer Science Agent with NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service in Bernalillo County, shares food preservation and safety tips for home gardeners.
ALL TOPICS AND PRESENTERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Looking ahead in 2021: "Ready, Set, GROW!" Webinars from July through October Registration links will be added here
- July 7 - Plant Diagnosis with Phillip Lujan & John Garlisch
- July 21 - Medicinal Plants with Dr. Ivette Guzman
- Aug 4 - Container Gardening with Dr. Marisa Thompson
- Aug 18 - Planning for Fall Vegetable Gardening with John Garlisch
- Sept 1 - Growing Fruits with Suzanne Cole and Sara Moran
- Sept 15 - Cover Crops with Dr. Stephanie Walker and Dr. Bradley Tonnessen
- Oct 6 - Healthy Soils!
- Oct 20 - Composting!
all topics and presenters are subject to change
Previously-aired "Ready, Set, GROW!" Webinars
Planting the Vegetable Garden - April 7 - John Garlisch with the Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service helped us start this season off on the right foot!
Scroll down to find "Planting the Fall Veggie Garden" from Sept 2020 and "Seed Saving" from Oct 2020
Tree Pruning Basics - March 17 - Dr. Marisa Thompson, NMSU Extension Urban Horticulture Specialist
Dr. Thompson provides an introduction to pruning techniques for ornamental and fruit trees. Learn how to get started and what NOT to do!
Designing Landscapes for Diversity - March 3 - Dr. Amanda Skidmore, NMSU Extension IPM Specialist
Dr. Skidmore and members of her IPM Lab Team, Miranda Kersten and Dr. Ge Zhang, presented information on designing landscapes to support diverse insect populations and some beekeeping basics!
Presentation Slides - Designing Landscapes for Diversity - Amanda Skidmore
Presentation Slides - Basic Beekeeping - Ge Zhang
Presentation Slides - Pollinator Research segment - Miranda Kersten presented on Pollinator Research at the NMSU Ag Science Center at Los Lunas
Winter Weed Management - Feb 17, 2021 - presented by Dr. Leslie Beck, NMSU Extension Weed Specialist
Weed Management video recording -- audio transcript is unedited. An updated transcription will be available soon.
Starting Seeds Indoors - 3 Feb 2021 - led by Nissa Patterson - NMSU Bernalillo Extension Program
Starting Seeds Indoors Video -- raw video with auto-generated text
Health Benefits of Gardening - Jan 20, 2021 -- with Suzanne Cole, Mora County Extension
Video for Health Benefits of Gardening -- Raw video and unedited transcript
Houseplant Care - Jan 6, 2021 - with John Garlisch of Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension
Houseplant Care Video Recording -- note text transcription is auto-generated. We are working to clean up any errors.
Holiday Wine Pairings for New Mexico with Dr. Gill Giese
Event occurred on Dec. 16
CLICK HERE FOR THE RECORDED SESSION Please note that improved closed captioning will be made available as soon as possible.
Gardening Gift Ideas
Join the Ready, Set, GROW crew as we share our favorite garden-related books, tools, and gear!
Event occurred on Dec. 3 - CLICK HERE FOR THE RECORDED SESSION ON ZOOM Please note that full closed captioning will be made available as soon as possible and that link will be included here.
Taking Care of the Winter Landscape
Learn how to take care of your trees, shrubs, and perennials in the outdoors landscape during the winter.
Nov 18, 2020 -3pm
Marisa Thompson, NMSU Horticulture Specialist
Event occurred on Nov. 18 - CLICK HERE FOR THE RECORDED SESSION Please note that improved closed captioning will be made available as soon as possible.
Selecting and Planting Trees
Learn about selecting trees from the nursery and planting them correctly in your yard.
Nov 4, 2020 at 3pm
Jeff Anderson, Dona Ana Extension Agent
Event occurred on Nov. 4 - CLICK HERE FOR THE RECORDED SESSION ON YOUTUBE! Please note that improved closed captioning will be made available as soon as possible.
Learn how to save and store seeds from your garden!
Oct. 21, 2020 - 3 PM
Lynda Garvin, Valencia County Extension, presenter
Event occurred on Oct 21, 2020 - CLICK HERE FOR THE RECORDED SESSION Please note that full closed captioning will be made available as soon as possible. The new link will be provided here.
The Humble Herb - Oct. 7, 2020 - Suzanne Cole, Mora County Extension
Event occurred on Oct 7 - CLICK HERE FOR THE RECORDED SESSION Please note that improved closed captioning will be made available as soon as possible.
Demonstrating how to grow, harvest, AND preserve fresh herbs at home!
Pollinator Habitat for the Fall/Winter Garden
Amanda Skidmore, NMSU Integrated Pest Management Specialist, presenter
Want to provide food and shelter to protect pollinators during fall and winter? Dr. Amanda Skidmore will present tips about providing resources to support the pollinator community in the garden.
Event occurred on Sept. 16 - CLICK HERE FOR THE RECORDED SESSION ON YOUTUBE Please note that full closed captioning will be made available as soon as possible, using this link.
Planting the Fall Veggie Garden - Sept. 2, 2020 - with John Garlisch, Bernalillo Extension
Late Summer is the perfect time to replant vegetables that like to ripen when it is cool. Start to plan for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Frost will be starting in a couple of weeks in some parts of New Mexico!
CLICK HERE FOR THE RECORDED SESSION ON YOUTUBE Please note that full closed captioning will be made available as soon as possible, using this link.
For more information, contact Marisa Thompson