Greenhouse Growing

IN-PERSON ONLY: This is an introduction to greenhouses, hoop houses, and raised beds. Participants will learn a brief history of greenhouses and how to utilize a greenhouse in the winter. In this class we will discuss what can grow in cool and warm weather, containers, extending growing time, start and transplant seeds in the IAIA Greenhouse. Participants will plant microgreens and other starts. We will discuss pest control and fertilizing. Participants will harvest microgreens to take home and try. We will discuss food safety and tracing when harvesting. Participants will transplant seedlings to larger containers in the greenhouse and into raised beds outside. Participants will take home seedlings and microgreen starts, if desired.

Course materials supplied: 1 bag of Black gold potting soil, seed, growing containers

Teresa Kaulaity Quintana (Kiowa) is a wife, mother, auntie, descendant of warriors, multi- faceted artist, and agriculturist. Teresa feels growing and decolonizing Indigenous plants is living art that can empower communities and future generations. The simple beauty in nature or mankind inspires her. She believes art has the power to educate, inspire, raise awareness of injustice, and be the consciousness of a society.

Teresa is a part of the gardening team, operations, instruction, and outreach for all things related the campus demonstration garden and greenhouse, at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She thrives in encouraging and fostering an environment where Native students can reach their full educational potential.

Teresa received her bachelor’s in fine arts, Studio Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts in 2013. She currently serves as the Land-Grant Program Associate, IAIA Staff Council Chair, and Associated Student Government Advisor at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Tuition: $50.00
Class Length: 1 Days

Course Sections — Spring 2023

Teresa Quintana
IAIA Garden
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM MT
Apr 15, 2023  to Apr 15, 2023