Over the last two months I’ve had the good fortune to attend a handful of free classes and workshops around town: the vermiculture class in January that helped me set up my worm composting system, that presentation at the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House on agricultural traditions in the region, a talk on seeds at the city-wide seed swap a couple weeks ago.
Well, now I’m signing up for some more formal training! At the end of March I’ll be driving to Tucson to participate in Native Seeds/SEARCH’s two-day “Introduction to Seed Saving” course—and I can’t wait!
Then in April I’ve applied to participate in the Bernalillo County Master Composters Program training. That’ll entail thirty hours of hands-on classwork over four weeks, followed by a written final exam. If all goes well, come May I’ll officially be... a MASTER.
Resources come in many forms, both natural and human. I’m glad that this garden project is prompting me to engage with all kinds of resources around me wisely and well.