NMSU’s Sally Cassady To Share Expert Gardening Tips

Join Los Alamos County Library staff and NMSU Food Systems Specialist Sally Cassady May 12 to present the virtual program ‘Vegetable Gardening in New Mexico’ .Courtesy/County Library

Courtesy/County Library


Los Alamos County Library staff will present ‘Vegetable Gardening in New Mexico’, a virtual program with New Mexico State University (NMSU) Food Systems Specialist Sally Cassady. This program is free to the public and will be livestreamed 7-8 p.m. Thursday, May 12 via Zoom.

Attendees can expect to receive expert advice on ways to make their vegetable gardens successful in New Mexico’s unique climate. 

Cassady holds a Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis on health behavior and health promotion.

“I started out on the nutrition side of health education, but due to many factors, I quickly discovered that I wanted to work on reconnecting people with their food sources instead. I want to empower people to grow their own food,” Cassady said.

She started her own vegetable gardening journey in 2012 while interning at the Tucson Village Farm in Tucson, Ariz. She moved to New Mexico in 2017 and has been vegetable gardening (both personally and professionally) ever since. She has completed Master Gardener programs in both Arizona and New Mexico and is a lifetime learner who works closely with NMSU’s gardening specialists. 

Cassady has been working with beginning gardeners and experienced gardeners who are new to New Mexico since 2018. She says that many who fall into these categories experience similar challenges with soil, water, and intense sun and wind. This program will cover three tips that address these challenges and will include some valuable resources from NMSU to allow attendees to continue their learning journeys once the program is over. 

This program is free to the public and will be livestreamed via Zoom. Registration is required to attend. Please visit the event calendar at LosAlamosLibrary.org for more information. Do you have questions or need help with registration? Call 505.662.8257. This program is made possible by Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries and New Mexico State University.


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