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Sandoval County Master Gardeners offer Homescape Solutions classes

~Janet Blair

HOMEscape Solutions is a class presented by Master Gardeners Darlene Bassett, Sandy Liakus, Suzanne Maxwell, Cathryne Richards, and Charlene Spiegel. It will be held at the Extension Office 711 Camino del Pueblo in Bernalillo, on September 21, 22, 23 and October 6 and 7.

The major focus of the class is to provide individuals guidance, feedback, and assistance in developing their dream HOMEscape. Topics covered include: site planning, hardscapes, the use of native plants, garden harmony, the use of Feng Shui, permaculture, and xeriscaping and creating outdoor rooms.

Here is what some of the recent graduates of the program are saying: "The HOMEscape program motivated me to finally do something with my yard." Another student says: "My HOMEscape experience encouraged whimsy, inspired the Zen and meditation in my garden. It helped me relax, learn and grow all at once." One student said, "My front yard was a lifeless gravel pit... now, four years later, I have the yard I dreamed about and it gets better every year."

This class is limited to twenty people. The course fee is $100. To register, go to The fee includes all materials and a resource kit; appetizers and Saturday lunches. For more information, call the Extension Office at 867-2582.

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