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An interview with NMSU Library Agriculture Librarian Tim McKimmie was featured on the KRWG-Radio
“Images” program on Saturday, May 12, 2001. Tim was interviewed by host Carrie Hamblen on topics
including landscaping, organic gardening and his project to preserve New Mexico’s agricultural documents.
Tim is the co-author (with Greg Magee) of Chihuahuan Desert Gardens: A Native Plant Selection
Guide (Santa Fe: Native Plant Society of New Mexico, 1998), a book that recommends seventy-five
plants native to New Mexico that can be grown in Las Cruces. Tim is also the Principal Investigator for
“Preserving the Literature of the History of New Mexico Agriculture and Rural Life 1820-1945,” a project
funded by a $97,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Agricultural
Tim McKimmie has worked at the NMSU Library for eleven years. He earned a Master of Science degree
in Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Arizona. His Master of Library Science degree is also
from the University of Arizona.