Archives from April 2014

A Petition for Amy

Please support a petition to rename Frenchy’s Garden after Amy Hetager,  co-founder of Home Grown New Mexico.  Amy was a friend to many of us and we’d like have her name at a place she so enjoyed.
Please contact Bette Booth at to sign the petition for the renaming of the garden.

04/30/2014 | (0) Comments

Using Grey Water in New Mexico’s Residential Landscapes

This is just a reminder about an important resource that often ends up going down the drain.  Grey water can supply or augment the moisture to your garden. 

The flyer here will give you an introduction to this water source as we move into the dry months ahead.


04/28/2014 | (0) Comments

KSFR Interview Tomorrow

I'm looking forward to being interviewed by one of Santa Fe's great journalists, Hollis Walker, tomorrow at 8:30am on 101.1FM, KSFR, streaming and such at

04/27/2014 | (0) Comments

A Low Maintenance Patio That is Foot Friendly

Just came across this great piece about a Santa Fe Permaculture installation in Sunset Magazine that ran before the word blog was invented.

04/23/2014 | (0) Comments

Earth Day Plans

Looking forward to helping students, teachers, and staff with a cistern project this Earth Day at the Institute of American Indian Arts

04/21/2014 | (0) Comments

Drought, Jobs and Innovative Water Supply Solutions

As we head into a traditionally dry time of year for this area of the county it is important to remember the impact of longer term trends regarding water supply and our nation.  Linked here is an interview I did on The Huffington Post a year ago with a panel discussing this issue.


04/21/2014 | (0) Comments

Take the Water Pledge!

Mayor Javier Gonzales is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water by taking part in a friendly national community service contest to see who can be the most water-wise through a series of informative, easy-to-use online pledges.  Residents can enter by making water conservation pledges at

04/18/2014 | (0) Comments

The Lush Life

In an upcoming mailer we revisit an article about some of our work featured in the April 2013 issue of New Mexico Magazine.

 Photography by Charles Mann

04/16/2014 | (0) Comments

Come Hear Me Speak About the Cultivation of Entrepreneurship

It will be on Saturday May 19th from 12-2:00 at the Unitarian Church at 107 West Barcelona, Santa Fe, NM  87505.

Phone# (505) 982-9674



04/11/2014 | (0) Comments

Hurry for the Last of the QWEL Training

Sign up before April 16th for the last Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper training.  This will be the only one this spring/summer.

04/11/2014 | (1) Comments