Back to the Garden / Doug Smith

This week’s Back to the Garden show #24 is an interview with Doug Smith, owner of Townside Farm, just north of Silver City, actually just 2 miles from downtown.  It is an organic-method operation, with vegetables, a large, all-solar greenhouse, fruit trees and berry hedges!  Doug and the farm welcome volunteers – which my partner and I were for part of last summer, one morning a week, where we had a wonderful time!  And the farm is about to undergo some big, positive changes, as Doug takes off to get his Permaculture Design Certification in April and returns to implement water-saving and natural shade-producing design changes!  He also shares his favorite plant varieties.

For planting schedules, Doug offers these websites with excellent information on many aspects of planting and harvesting locally:

  • Silver City planting times:  hidog.info/PlantingDatesSC.html (http://www NULL.hidog NULL.info/PlantingDatesSC NULL.html)
  • NMSU Horticultural Publications:  aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_h/ (http://aces NULL.nmsu NULL.edu/pubs/_h/)
  • NMSU planting times:  nmsu.edu/pubs/_circulars/CR457/ (http://aces NULL.nmsu NULL.edu/pubs/_circulars/CR457/)

Back To The Garden broadcasts live every

  • Thursday at 4:30 pm
    and rebroadcasts
  • Saturday at 10:30 am
    but if you’re not able to catch the show at one of these times, the podcast will be available a day or two after the live broadcast which you can listen to at your convenience –
    Back To The Garden / Doug Smith
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