Course Overview

Have you ever considered growing your own food?

We all know a garden tomato tastes better, but did you know it’s also cheaper to produce? How difficult is it to maintain chickens? Join us for an overview of how to get started gardening in containers and small spaces to raise herbs and vegetables and avoid high grocery bills. We’ll explore the logistics and cost involved in raising a small flock of chickens for fresh eggs.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn how to get started with minimal upfront costs growing a small garden of herbs and vegetables such as tomatoes, basil, lettuces and more in containers and raised beds
  • Learn what you need and the costs involved with raising and maintaining a small flock of 2-4 laying hens in their backyard

Who Should Attend

Appropriate for homeowners, or apartment dwellers with space for a patio garden or anyone interested in learning what it takes to produce some of the food you consume.

Additional Information

UNM Staff, Faculty, and Retirees:  This class is eligible for UNM Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment. Learn more about Tuition Remission.
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Section Title
Raising Your Own Food: From Gardening to Backyard Chickens
In-Person Class
T, Th
6:00PM to 7:30PM
May 24, 2022 to May 26, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
fee non-credit $69.00
Drop Request Deadline
May 21, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
May 21, 2022
  • Mari Galvez
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