Learn About Urban Gardening and Composting

Casa San Ysidro, historic house and farm, is holding a free urban gardening fair on Saturday, March 11 between 1pm and 4pm.

Together with its partner ARCA Organics, Casa San Ysidro will welcome local farming and gardening organizations to encourage the rich cultivation of front lawns and balconies in our urban neighborhoods.

-ARCA Organics will conduct a seedling workshop and speak about their activities in Casa's Heritage Field.
-At 2pm, John Zarola, master composter for Sandoval County, will speak on composting techniques.
-Jericho Nurseries will be on hand to walk you through some important tools to think about when you are fostering your urban garden.
-La Cosecha CSA, a South Valley farming cooperative, will introduce you to their lovely produce and their success farming in New Mexico.

The public is also invited to tour our historic house and view the remarkable collection of historic agricultural implements that kept New Mexicans going for hundreds of years. These are the most valuable objects they owned. Throughout the day, we will help you start or enhance your garden, no matter how small a space you're working with.

Casa San Ysidro is located at 973 Old Church Rd. in the historic Village of Corrales. For more information call (505) 898-3915. You can also visit cabq.gov/casasanysidro
or find Casa on Facebook facebook.com/casasanysidro.