8 – 9 am
Come to the beautiful Santa Fe Botanical Garden for stretching, wellness and relaxation. There are few outdoor locations in Santa Fe that can rival the quiet beauty and tranquility of the Botanical Garden at Museum Hill. You will relieve stress and quiet your mind in a supportive atmosphere with this morning yoga class. The format is a vinyasa flow class that is open to all levels, from beginner to expert. Mats will be available at the garden.
Thursday, August 3
10 am – 12:30 pm
Learn how to harvest and preserve lavender from your garden. You will learn proper pruning techniques, as well as how to prepare your lavender to survive the winter months. Discover how to store your lavender so that it can be used at a later date and make a lavender wand using fresh lavender!
9 – 10 am
Join us in our outdoor classroom for a hands-on program for 3-5 year olds and their caregiver. Listen to a book and participate in interactive nature and garden related activities. Free for children 12 and Under and Garden Members; $5 Suggested Donation.
Friday and Saturday, August 4 & 5
Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a Shakespeare production at the Botanical Garden with Santa Fe’s youth Shakespeare troupe.
Saturday, August 5
10 am – 12 pm
In this fun and interactive workshop, you will learn how to read origami patterns and symbols as well as how to fold a basic crane. We will discuss the history of origami and its various forms, and you will receive a beginner orientation to the tools and the assorted paper varieties you can utilize.
Saturday, August 5
You hear a lot about insects and pollination, but how much do you know about pollen? How can something so small be so important to life on this planet? In this class you will learn about the structure and function of pollen, how pollen grains differ from one another, what makes up a pollen grain, and why pollen is so important to plants and animals. Lets delve into the interesting sex life of flowering plants!
Sunday, August 6
Learn the basic principles of xeriscape design and how to have an aesthetically pleasing garden and landscape, all while saving water. Bob Pennington of Agua Fria Nursery will teach you the basics of a well-planned, water efficient, and beautiful xeriscape garden.
Every Monday Night!
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Tai Chi incorporates gentle exercises that improve fitness. The essential principles of Tai Chi include mind and body integration, fluid movements, and controlled breathing. Studies have shown that a regular practice reduces pain and the risk of falling, while strengthening knees, ankles, flexibility and mobility. Come and join us for a class that will help to improve your balance, strength and mental clarity!
Tuesday, August 8
10 am – 12 pm
Join us for a monthly introductory training for prospective volunteers at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. This orientation will provide all of the resources for potential volunteers to get into the garden with basic skills and knowledge with one of our various volunteer opportunities. The class will cover the history, future, mission and the sites of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden.
Tuesday, August 8
1 – 2:30 pm
More than 20 years ago, Crawford ( Mayordomo ) and his wife Rosemary settled in a mountain valley an hour outside of Santa Fe. They made the adobe bricks with which they built a house and started both to raise a family and to work what is now a four-acre farm. This elegant and unsentimental account of how Crawford learned to grow his principal crop, garlic, and what that process has revealed about himself and his place in the world is probing.
Wednesday, August 9
6 – 8:30 pm
Join the Santa Fe Botanical Garden for an after hours tour of the Santa Fe Community College sustainability campus and greenhouses. In this behind the scenes Ed-venture, participants will be introduced to the sustainability program, its goals and the facilities. Participants will learn how they can become involved in this unique program and help to promote sustainability in New Mexico.
Thursday, August 10
6:30 – 8 pm
Cheese 101 is a guided tasting through the world of cheese (cheese from Cheesemongers, no less!), representing differing milk types, regions, and styles. Through tasting, we’ll learn how to utilize our senses to identify and understand cheesemaking techniques, historical context of cheese origins, the difference between milk types, and more. We’ll also explore the basics of pairing cheese with condiments and beverages.
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