Happy new year, dear readers.
It’s true. I’ve been remiss in posting. While you wait for more recipes and farm animal lore, here are some (mostly) FREE events happening here in Albuquerque.
1. Bug Love
Wednesday, February 13th, 6-7:15 PM at Bachechi Open Space. FREE. A fun talk with my favorite entomologist Dr. Tess Grasswitz. Details here.
2. Beekeeping 101
Saturday, March 2. Erda Gardens. Details here.
3. ABQ Beekeepers Meeting
Thursday, March 7, 6:30-8:30 PM. FREE. Details here.
4. Empowering Women in Agriculture Seminar
Friday, March 8th. FREE. MRGCD Agricultural Collaborative. Register and details here.
5. Edible Landscapes
Saturday, March 9, 9 AM-12:30 PM at the historic Gutierrez-Hubbell House. FREE. Part of the popular Bernalillo County Open Space Backyard Farming Workshop Series. Details here on this and other workshops this year.
And don’t forget…now is the perfect time to plant your spring garden (under row cover, of course). Plant lettuces, greens and spring root crops for an early April harvest. While I don’t use straw bales anymore (I simply use two layers of row cover and wire wickets), here is a blog about an easy way to create a quick cold frame to grow spring greens.