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Santa Fe Master Gardeners host free garden fair

SANTA FE - Spring is upon us and it's time to get outdoors and garden. The Santa Fe Master Gardener Association is hosting its annual free Garden Fair, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Road.


There will be exhibits, demonstrations and lectures for gardening enthusiasts to participate in. The free lectures will include:

?Right Plant, Right Place by Penny Genter of Paynes Nurseries at 10 a.m.

?Trees of New Mexico by George Duda, retiree of the New Mexico Forestry Service, at 10 a.m.

?Season by Season Gardening by David Salman of Santa Fe Greenhouses at 11 a.m.

?Harvest the Rain by Nate Downey and Amy Pilling of Santa Fe Permaculture at 11 a.m.

?All About Small Fruit Trees by Jeff Clark of Santa Fe Greenhouses at noon.

?What's Eating Your Garden by Carol Sutherland, NMSU state entomologist, at noon.

?Great Tomatoes and Vegetables by Bob Pennington of Agua Fria Nursery at 1 p.m.

?Using Ornamental Grasses by Curtis Smith, NMSU Extension urban horticulturalist, at 1 p.m.

?Container Water Gardens by Rebecca Welling of Ponds and Plants at 2 p.m.

?What To Do With Your Soil by Jim Brooks of Soilutions at 2 p.m.

Santa Fe Master Gardener Association is a volunteer organization of the New Mexico State University Santa Fe County Extension program that is trained to assist the county agent in providing educational information on home gardening. For more information about the association visit www.sfmga.org.