September 2020 - March 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").

Cherry Tomatoes from the NMSU Learning Garden at the NMSU Ag Science Center at Los Lunas
Cherry tomatoes from the NMSU Learning Garden in Los Lunas. Photo credit Marisa Thompson, Aug. 2020.


Presented By:
New Mexico State Cooperative Extension Service
The NMSU Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas
NMSU Department of Extension Plant Sciences

Upcoming "Ready, Set, GROW!" Webinars in 2020

ALL TOPICS AND PRESENTERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Upcoming "Ready, Set, GROW!" Webinars for 2021

  • Jan 6 -- "Houseplant Care" with John Garlisch

  • Jan 20 -- "Health Benefits of Gardening" with Suzanne Cole

  • Feb 3 -- "Starting Seeds Indoors" with Nissa Patterson

  • Feb 17 -- "Winter Weed Management" with Leslie Beck

  • Mar 3 -- "Designing Landscapes for Diversity" with Amanda Skidmore

  • Mar 17 -- "How to Diagnose Diseases and Disorders?" with John Garlisch

Again, ALL TOPICS AND PRESENTERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Previously aired "Ready, Set, GROW!" Webinars in 2020

Planting the Fall Veggie Garden

  • Sept. 2, 2020 - 3 PM

  • John Garlisch, Bernalillo Extension, presenter

  • 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!

  • Event occurred on Sept. 2 - 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.

  • Presentation Slides

  • Worksheet Handout

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.

  • Presentation Slides

The Humble Herb

  • Oct. 7, 2020 - 3 PM

  • Suzanne Cole, Mora County Extension, presenter

  • Event occurred on Oct 7 - Presentation was recorded and will be made available shortly.

  • Demonstrating how to grow, harvest, AND preserve fresh herbs at home!

  • View or download presentation slides

Seed Saving

Selecting and Planting Trees

Taking Care of the Winter Landscape

For more information, contact Marisa Thompson
Email: desertblooms@nmsu.edu