Bernalillo County Open Space Workshops – Winter 2021

A Breath of Fresh Air

Saturday, Feb. 13, 9 – 10:30 a.m. Register no later than Feb. 12.

This nature-based guided meditation is designed to offer emotional refuge and renewal during these challenging times. Nature has a great healing capacity and modern research is validating what we know experientially. Join certified mindfulness educator and naturalist, Marnie Rehn.

A Beginner’s Journey in Landscape Photography

Saturday, Feb. 20, 9 – 10:30 a.m. Register no later than Feb. 19.

If you’ve taken to the outdoors during this pandemic and discovered a new passion for framing the high desert landscape through the lens of your camera (digital SLR or mobile phone), then join this online conversation with amateur photographer, Sajini Badrinarayan. Topics include understanding light and lens (cameral elements and settings), subject, composition, and color vs monochrome. Bring your curiosity and questions to this dynamic Zoom workshop.

Tending to Pollinators

Saturday, March 6, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

A delightful workshop that promises to inspire tending to beneficial insects and pollinators so that they can thrive in your yard. Learn early season strategies like knowing what to plant when managing spring garden preparations in a way that fosters a healthy environment. Plus, hear what’s happening in the current legislative session towards helping the survival of these vital insects. Presenters: Anita Amstutz, founder of the non-profit, Think Like a Bee, beekeeper and pollinator advocate, will be accompanied by Mary Jo Picha, licensed Social Worker and avid gardener. Mary Jo is also a Bernalillo County volunteer in the Master Naturalist and the Master Composter Programs and on the Board of Directors for the Think Like a Bee non-profit. 

Register at this link- or email Marnie Rehn by 3/5/21  at [email protected]

Raised Bed Gardening and Composting                                                                                                                                                      

Saturday, March 27, 9 – 11 a.m.    

Master composter, John Zarola, will share how raised garden beds in the high desert present many useful management options for home gardeners. The class topics include bed set-up and sheet composting for soil fertility as well as techniques for making soil amendments, different types of mulches and which irrigation methods are well-suited for raised beds.

Register at this link- or email Marnie Rehn by 3/26/21  at [email protected]

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