Gardening Workshop

Gardening Workshop

By Mary Lyle


The Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame is pleased to announce our Second Annual Family Gardening Workshop featuring Tracy Curry, Southern Director for New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom. Tracy Curry’s presentation and take-home project will be on how to make a small indoor “vermicomposting” bin. 

“Vermicomposting is a fun way to teach children about the importance of worms to our environment,” Curry said.  Curry will also explain how to grow vegetables in a small space.  The workshop, scheduled for May 4, 2019 from 9 am – 11:30 am, will also include methods for creating a raised bed garden, using the Museum’s Teaching Garden as an example.

“Kids love to learn about ‘Yucky Worms’ and why farmers and gardeners think of worms as their friends and that they really aren’t that yucky at all,” Curry said. The workshop will also feature actual vegetable plantings, and other ideas for a family garden.

“I am pleased to have Tracy Curry with us to teach families about the importance and fun of raising their own vegetables,” said Mary Lyle, Education Director for the museum.  “We think it will be both fun and educational.”

Cost for the workshop will be $10 per family.  “We’re only charging a nominal fee for the workshop to help cover the cost of our materials” said Lyle.  Each family will receive a vermicomposting bin and a tomato plant to take home to start their own garden.

“We will be in the Museum Garden area, so remember to wear a hat and plenty of sun screen,” Lyle noted.

Space is limited to the first 15 families, consisting of up to 6 family members, fee to be paid in advance.  For more information, contact the museum at (575) 492-2678 or contact Mary Lyle at or 575-492-2679.