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Introduction to Homesteading

Casa San Ysidro: The Gutiérrez / Minge House in Corrales will host a free introductory class in homesteading.

When

Aug 25, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Where

Casa San Ysidro
973 Old Church Rd
Corrales, NM 87048

Description

Introduction to Homesteading - Free Introductory Class

Have you ever wanted to learn how to live sustainably off the land? Casa San Ysidro host its first ever class series on homesteading. The first class is free to the public and introduces the year's course schedule. Don't miss your chance to explore beginning aspects of homesteading and build self-sufficiently skills.

"Introduction to Homesteading" is a class based program that offers lectures and hands on activities that demonstrate the practices used in modern and traditional homesteading. Topics will include Corrales agricultural history and issues, water rights and the Acequia, basics of homesteading, and beginning sustainability. Learn practical techniques of seed saving, perennial starts, potting medium, and soils.

When the Spanish settled in New Mexico at the end of the 16th century, they brought technologies and domesticated plants and animals that were new to the environment. These introduced new political, socioeconomic, and ideological structures that significantly altered Puebloan diets, economic structures, and land use patterns.

"Introduction to Homesteading" is presented in partnership with Little Dirt Farms.

FUTURE HOMESTEADING CLASSES
$25 per class / $150 for the whole series. Children 12 and under are free.
Registration for upcoming classes will be available after August 25.

September 8: Farm Planning
September 22: Preserving the Harvest
September 29: Wine Making
October 6: Soil Restoration, Preparing for Winter
October 20: Raising Livestock: Building a Chicken Coop
November 3: Traditional Food Preparation:  Posole and Other Native Foods
November 17: Community Building and Beginning "Barn Raising" Potluck

Details subject to change.

Price

Free

Contact

Aaron Gardner
505-897-8828