Classes / by Karie Luidens


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! 

The original master of all things green.

The original master of all things green.

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.