Date: Saturday, September 12th, 2020 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Cost: $30 Member/$35 Not-yet-Member

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Ripe jujube fruit, commonly called Chinese dates. (submitted photo) APR10

Discover two wonderful plants that are great for your landscaping, backyard pollinators, and for your health in this workshop on Goji Berry and Chinese Dates. Goji bush is easy to grow and hardy to – 15 degrees. A fruit with one of the world’s highest levels of antioxidants, gojis are especially good for supporting immune systems and eye health. The Chinese Date is cold hardy to -25 degrees, flowers for 3 months, and is high in vitamin c and protein. Learn about the history of these plants in New Mexico, taste the variety, and learn how to propagate and plant. At the end of the workshop you’ll have a Goji plant to take home, armed with the knowledge of how to propagate and where to plant. Chinese date trees will be available for purchase.

About the Instructor: Lloyd Kreitzer is the Figman of New Mexico. He is a passionate, local resource for all things fig, Chinese date, Goji, and cold hardy pomegranates. For over 20 years Lloyd has been growing Chinese dates, studying their history in New Mexico and collecting varieties from across the state. He has been propagating and growing Goji plants for 10 years. Lloyd works as a consultant on these plants in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque through his nursery – Land of Enfigment.