Urban Farming at Molecule

urban-farming

Join us for a special urban farming educational event at Molecule Design in Santa Fe. A free fun opportunity for families and individuals to learn about growing your own food, sustainable planting and ideas for small space and vertical gardening. With local experts present to talk and answer your home garden questions. This opportunity is open to the public Saturday May 7 at 1 – 5 PM with speakers starting at 1:30 PM.

Guest speaker Maria Bernardez of the Mother Nature Center will demonstrate growing your own food, soil requirements for our region and fertilizer, as well as inspiring kids in the garden. A mother of two, she has worked with children as an elementary bilingual teacher at Santa fe Public schools, food educator with Cooking with kids, and as a Science and ecology facilitator at the Audobon Center. Maria founded The Natural Child LLC In 2007 and in 2012 the non-proffit organization Mother Nature Center, providing care and education to infants, young children and their families. Maria has been very active in promoting GMO-free action, education and reform in the City of Santa Fe. Maria grows produce at her home and through Mother Nature Center encourages and supports others in creating edible sustainable home gardens. She was a participant in developing future ordinances in the area of greening the public schools, gardens in schools, food policy and most important Food Security. http://mothernaturecenter.org/

Christie Green of Radicle Landscape Design will present sustainable garden design. Green has been creating and implementing innovative, ecologically sound landscape designs since 1999. Her plan for the 85-acre Academy for the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, NM was awarded the city’s 2012 Sustainable Award for Water Conservation, and she was selected in 2014 to participate in SFAI’s Food Justice Residency Program. Sponsored by Grater Albuquerque Housing Partnership, she worked with Design Group to develop the conceptual design for the NM Mortgage Finance Authority Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) Design Competition and was awarded 2nd out of 16 in the 2015 design competition. http://beradicle.com/

The team from Molecule will demonstrate fun, easy to use raised beds and vertical gardens using their modular, green breathable planters by Woolly Pocket. The planters are made in the USA from 100% food grade recycled milk jugs. Exactly what you need to enhance your garden experience this year. Our planter will help you quickly and easily create edible gardens in raised beds or as living walls on any indoor/outdoor wall, fence or railing. Each comes with a brochure with specs and planting ideas.

Woolly Pocket system
  • Children will receive a gift of a book with the purchase of a Mini Pocket planter. The book and pocket combo is a fun encouraging start to inspire parent-child gardening.
  • Molecule is also pleased to announce our first annual Green Molecule School Garden Program by donating a 50 piece wall garden set to the Mother Nature Center. This will be followed annually by continued work with qualifying schools, after school programs and nonprofits.
Some of Christie Green's work
Some of Christie Green’s work

 

About Molecule Design

Molecule embraces fresh ideas in contemporary industrial design in the area of home decor. Innovation that includes technological practices in the development of products that bring updated attitudes about space and objects of use is what keeps founder Adriana Siso going. Molecule is proud to be currently partnering with some of the best contemporary national, and international home decor design firms, as well as local award-winning product designers and artists. Sustainability is one of the areas of interest and ongoing explorations for Molecule, offering also products that are made from 100% recycled plastics, harvested woods, green foams, and recycled cottons. The store is located in Santa Fe, NM. Through the year Molecule organizes multiple product introductions and art and design events. Sign Up to our newsletter in order to keep up with our activities, and be the first to find out when we do sales, product intros, and many other events, http://www.molecule-design.com/#subscribe. If you are Trade, definitely sign up here http://www.molecule-design.com/trade-services-registration, to take advantage of trade benefits, we'd love to work with you.

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