LOS JARDINEROS

 Garden Club of Taos

Celebrating 70 Years of Beautification and Horticultural Education in Taos County

Monthly Newsletter

February 2019

PRESIDENT'S LETTER

Does this sound familiar – you are trudging through the snow to the mailbox and your delivery consist mostly of seed catalogs? That can only mean one thing…Spring is definitely going to come. Even if it seems far away right now.

Not so far away is our first Los Jardineros monthly meeting. Directors and committees are already working steadily towards an informative and fun-filled year for our members.

Speaking of committees, although we have quite a number of volunteers for various tasks already, there is always room for more. If you would like to be actively involved raise your hand or speak to one of the directors at this upcoming meeting.

We are definitely looking for a ‘Taos Beautiful’ leader. It does not take much time and the results are always valued by us and the public. If you think this could be for you and would like to know more about what it entails, contact anyone on the board right now, or seek us out before or after the meeting.

I’m looking forward to seeing you there.

Heidi

 

February Meeting

Feb. 21st at 9:30 am

Taos Tennis Meeting Room, 88 State Road 150 in El Prado

The program for February will be “Acequias and Restorative Agriculture”.


Our speaker for the first meeting on February 21st will be Chris Pieper. Chris is the owner of Mudd N Flood outdoor recreational store here in Taos.  He has been involved in a leadership capacity with Acequia Madre del Rio Lucero y Arroyo Seco for about the last 4 years. He will be discussing the history of the acequias and how we can scale our own backyards to provide restorative agriculture.

The social time will start at 9:30 am and the meeting and speaker will follow at 10:00 am.  If you have questions please email ljtaosnm1949@gmail.com


The Grant Committee is looking for a couple of new members.  You can review the job description for the committee by clicking HERE.  If you are interested please contact the Grants Director, John Mayer at jktaos@live.com or the other committee members Theresa Taggart, Janet Scott, and Susan Barnett.


Gardening Workshops of Interest

Tooley’s Trees Spring 2019 Workshops

March 9, 2019, 9:30am to 4:30 pm.

Grafting workshop at Taos Land Trust

Location: Taos Land Trust, Rio Fernando Park, 410 La Posta Rd. Taos
Cost: $70 and includes rootstocks for 5 apple or crabapple trees.
Room is limited - Preregistration and 50% payment required to reserve a spot.
YOU MUST REGISTER WITH TAOS LAND TRUST FOR THIS ONE.
Call TLT at: (575) 751-3138 or email ben@taoslandtrust.org or stop by the Taos Land Trust offices.


March 16, 2019, 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Grafting workshop at Tooley’s Trees

Location: Tooley's Trees Truchas, NM
Cost: $70 and includes rootstocks for 5 apple or crabapple trees.
YOU MUST SIGN UP WITH US BY PHONE OR EMAIL TO INSURE A PLACE IN THE WORKSHOP.
 

March 30, 2019, 1pm to 5pm.

Orchard Management Workshop at Work in Beauty Learning Center

Location: Candy Kitchen, NM
Free Workshop
To sign up, email: workinbeauty.inc@gmail.com or call Owl McCabe at 505 775-0100.
We will talk about holistic orchard management, insect strategies, soils, orchard timing, pruning and cover cropping. Gordon will also demonstrate grafting.

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