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NMSU berry production workshop at two SouthValley community gardens

ALBUQUERQUE - South Valley neighbors and friends are invited to participate in a hands-on community workshop on high-value berry productions at 9 a.m. Monday, March 17, at the Sanchez Farms County Open Space on Arenal Road east of Isleta Boulevard.



Urban small farm specialist Ron Walser, right, will hold a berry production workshop at 9 a.m. Monday, March 17, at the Sanchez Farms County Open Space on Arenal Road east of Isleta Boulevard. The workshop will include planting plants at the South Valley Academy community garden on Arenal Road, east of Coors Boulevard. (NMSU Photo by Jane Moorman)

Ron Walser, urban small farm specialist at New Mexico State University's Los Lunas Agriculture Science Center, will instruct participants in variety selection, planting, drip irrigation, trellising, organic weed control and fertilization.

Following the workshop participants will continue with the planting of berry plants at the South Valley Academy's Dragon Farm on Blake Road east of Coors Boulevard.

The workshop is sponsored by Bernalillo County Extension Service, South Valley Academy and the Sanchez Farm project. For more information, call the Bernalillo County Extension office at 243-1386.