Ready, Set, GROW! Webinar Series


A FREE Webinar Series OFFERED ON THE 3rd WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 3 pm

With a surge in gardening questions and requests for gardening presentations, the New Mexico State University - Cooperative Extension Service is offering this FREE "Ready, Set, GROW!" gardening series to share recommended gardening practices.

Presenters will include County Extension Agents and State Extension Specialists with experience in horticulture, insects, and food.

Webinars are listed below with registration links. Sign up separately for each of the classes you would like to attend!

Each webinar is being recorded too! Links to the videos and presentation slides will be added as they become available (within a few days of the live "show"). Scroll further down for info on previously aired webinars in our ongoing series.

Cherry Tomatoes from the NMSU Learning Garden at the NMSU Ag Science Center at Los Lunas
Cherry tomatoes from the NMSU Learning Garden in Los Lunas. Photo credit Marisa Thompson, Aug. 2020.


Presented By:
New Mexico State Cooperative Extension Service
The NMSU Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas
NMSU Department of Extension Plant Sciences

Upcoming 2023 Webinars

  • Feb. 15 "Pruning Fruit & Nut Trees" with Dr. Richard Heerema, NMSU Extension Pecan & Pistachio Specialist
  • Mar. 15 "Seed Propagation, Transplanting, & Seed Storage" with Danise Coon, Senior Research Specialist, NMSU Chile Pepper Institute 
  • Apr. 19 "Vertebrate Pests: Dealing with Gophers, Deer, Rock Squirrels, etc." with Dr. Sam Smallidge, NMSU Extension Wildlife Specialist
  • May 17 Tomato Topics - Title/Presenter TBD
  • Jun. 21 "Squash Bugs, Other Hemipteran Insects, and How to Distinguish the Pests from Beneficials" with Dr. Joanie King, NMSU Extension Entomology Specialist
  • July 19 Soils Topics - Title/Presenter TBD
  • Aug. 16 Greenhouse Topics  - Title/Presenter TBD
  • Sep. 20 "Container Gardening: Raised Beds & Potted Plants (indoors & out!)" with John Garlisch, Bernalillo County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent 
  • Oct. 18 Composting with John Zarola, Outreach Coordinator for the Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters program
  • Nov. 15 Season Extension with Hoop Houses - Title/Presenter TBD
  • Dec. 13 ANTS! with Dr. Joanie King, NMSU Extension Entomology Specialist
      

Previously-Aired Webinars


2023


Designing Your Habitat Garden - Judith Phillips, Local Landscape Designer and Garden Writer


2022


Landscaping Magic: Inspiration for Your Winter Garden - Wes Brittenham, Director of Horticulture at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

Food Preservation - Cindy Davies, retired Family Consumer Science Agent,NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service in Bernalillo County

Landscaping with Native Plants - Mike Halverson, Santa Ana Pueblo Native Plant Nursery

Top 10 Most Common Plant Diagnoses - Phillip Lujan, NMSU Plant Diagnostic Clinic

Pollinators - Miranda Kersten, Senior Program Specialist, NMSU Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas

Water Storage - Sandra Liakus, Sandoval County Extension Master Gardener (EMG)

Keep It Cool: Shading Your Veggies - Dr. Stephanie Walker, NMSU Extension Vegetable Specialist

Drip Irrigation for the Home Garden - Tom Dominguez, Santa Fe County Cooperative Extension

Spring Veggie Gardening - John Garlisch, Bernalillo County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent

Pruning Galore - Dr. Marisa Thompson, NMSU Extension Urban Horticulture Specialist

Common Evergreen Pests in New Mexico - Dr. John Formby, Forest Health Specialist with NM Forestry


2021


Holiday Plants - The Ready, Set, GROW! Team

Home Composting - John Zarola, Outreach Coordinator for the Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters program!

  • Want to learn more about improving the soil in your yard and garden?
  • Video Recording - 11/17/21
  • Presentation Slides - 11/17/21 Coming Soon!

Healthy Soils - Isabelle Jenniches, Outreach Coordinator of The NM Healthy Soil Working Group

Growing Fruits - Suzanne Cole, Mora County Extension and Sara Moran, Bernalillo County Extension Office

  • Learn about growing fruit in your garden, from apricots to quince, and currants to strawberries! Topics include: growing conditions, best varieties for New Mexico, & site placement.
  • Video Recording - 09/15/21
  • Presentation Slides - 09/15/21 Coming Soon!

Cover Crops as Garden Tools - Dr. Stephanie Walker, NMSU Extension Vegetable Specialist

  • The use of cover crops is a great way to improve soil, manage pests and disease, and increase your vegetable gardening success. Dr. Stephanie Walker discusses how to select and manage cover crops to overcome gardening challenges.
  • Video Recording - 09/01/21
  • Presentation Slides - 09/01/21

Planning the Fall Vegetable Garden - John Garlisch, Bernalillo County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent

Container Gardening - Dr. Marisa Thompson, Urban Horticulture Extension Specialist

  • Containers are GREAT for small spaces, patio charm, and movability (depending on the size). But they also present a slew of potential gardening problems. Dr. Thompson discusses plants that do well in pots and gives tips on diagnosing and avoiding common problems.
  • Video Recording - 08/04/21
  • Presentation Slides - 08/04/21

Medicinal Plants - Dr. Ivette Guzmán, NMSU Assistant Professor of Horticulture

Plant Diagnosis - Phillip Lujan, Diagnostician for NMSU’s Plant Diagnostic Clinic & John Garlisch, Bernalillo County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent

Preserving the Harvest - Cindy Davies, retired Family Consumer Science Agent, NMSU's Cooperative Extension Service in Bernalillo County

Gardening with Kids - Nissa Patterson, Program Assistant, School Gardens Project, Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension

Pest Management for the Home Garden - Dr. Amanda Skidmore, NMSU Extension Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Specialist

Permaculture for the Home Garden - Lynda Garvin, Valencia County Extension Agriculture Agent

Grapevine Management - Dr. Gill Giese, Extension Viticulturist Specialist, Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas

Planting the Vegetable Garden - John Garlisch, Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service

Tree Pruning Basics - Dr. Marisa Thompson, NMSU Extension Urban Horticulture Specialist

Designing Landscapes for Diversity - Dr. Amanda Skidmore, NMSU Extension IPM Specialist

Winter Weed Management - Dr. Leslie Beck, NMSU Extension Weed Specialist

Starting Seeds Indoors - Nissa Patterson, NMSU Bernalillo Extension Program

Health Benefits of Gardening - Suzanne Cole, Mora County Extension

Houseplant Care - John Garlisch, Bernalillo County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent


2020


Holiday Wine Pairings for New Mexico - Dr. Gill Giese, Extension Viticulturist Specialist, Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas

Gardening Gift Ideas - The Ready, Set, GROW Team

Taking Care of the Winter Landscape - Dr. Marisa Thompson, NMSU Horticulture Specialist

Selecting and Planting Trees - Jeff Anderson, Dona Ana Extension Agent

Seed Saving - Lynda Garvin, Valencia County Extension

The Humble Herb - Suzanne Cole, Mora County Extension

Pollinator Habitat for the Fall/Winter Garden - Amanda Skidmore, NMSU Integrated Pest Management Specialist

Planting the Fall Veggie Garden - John Garlisch, Bernalillo County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent


Contact Info

Marisa Thompson
Email: desertblooms@nmsu.edu