Did you know that the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division preserves over 366 acres of farmland within the Albuquerque area? Learn more by joining us for the 3rd Annual Urban Farm and Harvest Festival
September 18th 10am-4pm FREE Open Space is proud to be a part of Albuquerque’s agricultural heritage, and we’re celebrating with a unique event for the whole family.
*MUSIC! Enjoy live music with Juniper Hill and Wild Frontier on our shaded patio overlooking our wildlife farm preserve. *WORKSHOPS AND TOURS: Author Bill Dunmire describes and illustrates the adventure of how Mediterranean plants changed the course of American farming. *Check back soon for a full schedule of music and workshops. FOOD Delicious food will be available to purchase, or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on our grassy lawn. Graze booths from local farmers and businesses.
See New Mexico’s Farm & Ranch Bounty You and your students can find some of New Mexico’s best “home grown” products at the Agriculture Building, which is located on Avenue of the Governors. You can also learn about New Mexico’s farming and ranching industries
Agriculture Building and Courtyard
You and your students can find some of New Mexico’s best “home grown” products at the Agriculture Building, which is located on Avenue of the Governors. You can also learn about New Mexico’s farming and ranching industries. Art Galleries
Local artists express the diversity and culture unique to New Mexico through award-winning creations in an array of different mediums. The Fine Arts Center, Hispanic Arts Gallery and the Native American Arts Gallery are all located on the Avenue of the Governors.
Creative Arts Building
Demonstrations from quilting to Chile Ristra making are held in the Creative Arts Building. Collectors, hobbyists and craftspeople from around the state proudly display their finest work. The popular cooking and baking contests are held in the Creative Arts Building.
Villa Hispana Flameco, folklorico, food, music and mariachis can be found at Villa Hispana. Located off Heritage Avenue, Villa Hispana reflects New Mexico’s Hispanic culture. Our Amphitheater features entertainment by local, regional and international artists. Shops feature santos, retablos, tinwork and demonstrations by artisans.
The Indian Village features a broad taste of New Mexico’s Native American cultures. From colorful Indian dances and songs to arts and crafts, nestled under the cottonwood trees off Heritage Avenue. You and your students can watch!
Pee-Wee Stampede is a “mock rodeo” for little city slickers ages 3 to 6 years old complete with music, stick horses, cowboy hats, chaps, stick bulls, rodeo numbers, trophies and ribbons. With an emphasis on good character, everyone is a champion at the Pee-Wee Stampede. Each child receives a prize while learning the importance of good sportsmanship, as well as characteristics such as sharing and waiting their turn, following directions, paying attention and developing good listening skills.
Natural Resources Building The Natural Resources Building is a collaborative effort involving many state and federal land use agencies. Students will learn about forests, state parks and recreational activities. Live fish, birds, plants and animals are on exhibit every day of the Fair.
McDonald’s Farm Some favorite children’s nursery rhymes like “The Farmer In The Dell,” “Mary Had A Little Lamb,” and “Old MacDonald Had A Farm” come to life in a special area of the fairgrounds. This farm, sponsored by McDonald’s, has become an annual hands-on event during the fair for city kids to experience life on a real working farm. In addition to gathering eggs from the chicken coop and picking fruits and vegetables, kids can experience an edible flower garden and have their photos taken on a real tractor. This interactive exhibit promotes education, culture, science and agriculture.
School Arts and Flower Building
Take a break from the crowds and spend some meditative time in the School Arts and Flower Building. Over 4,000 pieces of art adorn the walls of the Schools Arts Building and New Mexico’s elementary, middle and high school students created them all. An oasis of pungent herbs and floral designs are right next door in the Flower Building.
The Teacher Open House provides free admission for all teachers of any grade level and any subject to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Explora, and the Albuquerque Museum. All exhibit halls are open, including special exhibits. DynaTheater and Planetarium shows are available. There are over 50 additional exhibitors of low-cost or no-cost classroom materials available in all four museums. Discounts at all Museum shops plus music, special events, and refreshments. "Trick or Treat" for teachers; bring a bag and fill it with free "goodies."All museums are open and free to teachers during this event.
Wednesday, September 22 (when I get the time I will post it but I assume it will be the same as always 5:30-8:30)
Free admission for all teachers of any grade level and any subject to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Explora, and the Albuquerque Museum. All exhibit halls open, including special exhibits, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. Free DynaTheater and Planetarium shows will be available. Over 50 additional exhibitors of low-cost or no-cost classroom materials available in all four museums. Discounts at all Museum shops plus music, special events, and refreshments. "Trick or Treat" for teachers; bring a bag and fill it with free "goodies."""
Come visit the NM Museum of Natural History, Explora & Science & ABQ Museum. You will not be disappointed with all the free materials and resources you obtain.....don't bring the kids as this is an event for teachers and bring a rolling suitcase you will need it trust me, rubber bands and a pen to sign onto email lists and to get more free materials online.... HINTS: Don't sign up for the shows and you will be able to get through all the resources AND bring a buddy so you can each get multiples of things to divide up later so each one of you don't have to hit every table cause you might not have enough time to get to each resource...
Oh and you can bring your teacher ID or homeschool letter from the State if it makes you feel more comfortable but no one will ask for it and you do not have to show it to get into the event. When I first went to these things homeschoolers were welcome but the people at the organizations really did not know how to deal with our needs but over the past few years things are totally different and when you say 'we homeschool' no one blinks an eye and some of the groups even have programs geared just towards our students. Realize too that a lot of the groups don't have things for us and are more for traditional schools.
Sept 25 Bosque Education Guide Workshop @ Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
Greetings from the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park! Below please find information about the FREE workshop for the Bosque Education Guide curriculum. Please share with interested persons and post at your school. Thanks!
The Bosque Education Guide Workshop (please see attached flyer) Saturday, September 25, 2010 8:30 a.m. - 4: 30 p.m. at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
Join other educators in getting to know this amazing hands-on, K-12 interdisciplinary curriculum about the Middle Rio Grande bosque ecosystem. For more information, visit the Bosque Education Guide website: http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/BEG/index.html To reserve a space: call (505) 344-7240 The only cost for participants is the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park’s $3.00 per vehicle day-use fee (exact change or check). Hope you can attend, Tanja George Instructional Coordinator Rio Grande Nature Center State Park 2901 Candelaria Rd NW Albuquerque, NM 87107 firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 505-344-7240 Fax: 505-344-4505 New Mexico State Parks: Short Trips…Long Memories; Your Best Recreation Value Close to Home
Medieval Living is once again offering introductory classes on making chainmail armor and weaving with the inkle loom. We had such a great response to these classes last spring that we want to offer them again! For those unfamiliar with Medieval Living, we are providing these classes to homeschool families throughout New Mexico - the classes are free. We need to limit class sizes to ensure that we are providing quality instruction. If there is enough interest in a particular class, we will be glad to hold additional sessions. Please contact email@example.com if you want to attend one or more of these classes.
September 7 - Chainmail Armor - Cherry Hills Library (east Albuquerque) from 4:00pm to 5:00pm September 14 - Chainmail Armor - Haynes Park gazebo* (Rio Rancho) from 3:00pm to 4:00pm September 21 - Inkle Loom Weaving - Cherry Hills Library (east Albuquerque) from 4:00pm to 5:00pm September 28 - Inkle Loom Weaving - Haynes Park gazebo* (Rio Rancho) from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
*The gazebo is on a first-come, first-served basis. I have an easy-up shelter that we can use in case someone else grabs the gazebo first! Although the weather can be quite nice during September, it can easily be unpredictable - so if it's raining cats and dogs, we probably won't be meeting. Dress should be appropriate for outside activities.
We will be offering additional classes in October and November - visit our website and blog for updates!
SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 @ 10:00 A.M. Yummy Fruit of New Mexico
You can grow delicious fruit on a small patio or in a large landscape. Learn the very best varieties that address both your needs and our challenging New Mexico climate.
Presented by Jeff Clark and Katherine O'Brien Horticulturist and arborist at Santa Fe Greenhouses/High Country Gardens
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SEPTEMBER 25, 2010 @ 10:00 A.M. The most Colorful Plants for Fall Gardens
Is your yard calling out for more color? Fall is the best time to plant in New Mexico and David knows the biggest bloomers for early Fall. Presented by David Salman President and Chief Horticulturist Santa Fe Greenhouses/High Country Gardens
New members welcome; sign up at the Information Desk to receive e-mail updates and reminders of meetings
Want to learn, practice speaking, or simply enjoy speaking Spanish? Join our once-a-month total immersion Spanish Club, Vecinos, to chat (in Spanish) about topics of local, cultural, and world interest. All ages and fluency levels welcome!
Cherry Hills Library, 857-8321 Dogs are available on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month @ 1 PM East Mountain Library, 281-8508 Dogs are available on the 2nd Saturday of every month @ 1 PM Lomas Tramway Library, 291-6295 Dogs are available on the 3rd Saturday of every month @ 1 PM Los Griegos Library, 761-4020 Dogs are available on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 3-5 PM Main Library , 768-5136 Dogs are available on the 2nd Saturday of every month @ 1 PM
On the first Saturday of each month, Home Depot offers the same sort of workshop between 9 a.m. and noon. (It only lasts that long if there's enough interest.)
These are free programs and great for both genders. Free aprons and eye protection are usually included and available for take-home. Certificates are personalized and offered at the end for successful completion of the project. Lowe's gives a patch and a sticker. Home Depot gives a pin for clothing. These are fun to collect and/or scrapbook. Take your camera . . . it's a hoot! Take advantage of it!
On the second Saturday of each month, Lowe's hosts a building workshop for children, free of charge. I believe it starts at 10 a.m. and lasts one-hour.
First Fridays Fractals: In the LodeStar Planetarium
On the First Friday of each month come to the planetarium to behold the spectacular beauty and mystery of Fractals. Come and enjoy these fantastic creations and learn about the beauty of fractal patterns, fractal mathematics, Chaos Theory, and fractals in nature in this LIVE presentation in our 55 foot digital dome theatre. This presentation is entertaining for young and old alike and is guaranteed to educate and entertain all who watch! This presentation has been produced by the Fractal Foundation and is being presented in coordination with your local, friendly, world class planetarium: LodeStar!
Just passing this along...it seems like short notice to be mailing checks for reservations, so I'm sure she'd be fine with you bringing payment to the class.
Dear Friends of Albuquerque Backyard Farms, We are very excited to present a new workshop called "Keeping the Bounty from Your Garden: Food Conserving Made Easy" with Suzanne Maxwell and Lora Roberts. This afternoon will be a feast for all your senses, as you harvest, smell, taste, listen to the birds outside, and admire the beautiful environment while you learn.
Date: Saturday, September 11 Time: 1:30 to 5:30 PM (If your schedule allows, please join us for potluck lunch at Noon. You may also wish to consider coming to the morning workshop - see below.) Location: "Small Potatoes" sustainable homestead in Placitas. We will send directions by email with your pre-registration confirmation. Thank you to Suzanne Maxwell and John Kail for hosting this workshop at their residence! Cost: The cost for the food conserving workshop will be $15 to be paid in advance by check. Registration: Spaces are limited since this is in a private home. To confirm there is space, please email Then to hold your spot in the Food Conserving workshop, mail a check for $15 to: Melanie Rubin, 324 Aliso Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87108. If you are registering for both workshops please mail a check for $30 Bring if You'd Like: A snack to share on the afternoon break, and a potluck dish if you are coming for lunch.
Topics to be Covered: - Simple canning techniques - Best food drying methods - What to know when you're freezing produce, including how to make freezer jam - Quick pickling and traditional pickling - Fermentation, lacto fermentation, and making dairy products
We will have an opportunity to harvest from "Small Potatoes" homestead and conserve what we harvest, and we will taste several products of food conservation. This is a beautiful property and home. During breaks you will have time to see the homestead, enjoy the views, socialize, and snack.
Morning Workshop: Introduction to Sustainability From 9 AM to Noon on September 11, Suzanne Maxwell will lead a workshop called "Introduction to Sustainability" at "Small Potatoes" homestead. The cost of the morning workshop is $20.
Come for both the Sustainability Workshop in the morning and the Food Conserving Workshop in the afternoon and pay just $30!
Whether you attend both morning and afternoon activities or not, feel free to join us for the potluck lunch from noon to 1:30 PM.
Here is a description of the Sustainability Workshop: This introduction to sustainability will use the ethics and principles of permaculture design as the basis for our learning. The focus will be on applying these principles to your specific needs, as participants. This class will include an in-depth walk about of "Small Potatoes" homestead to see these principles in action.
****** We look forward to seeing you on September 111
In the Spirit of a Green World with Nutritious Food for Everyone, Suzanne, Lora, and Melanie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Santa Fe Renaissance Fair will be held September 18 and 19 at El Rancho de Las Golondrinas in Santa Fe. For more information, visit their website at http://www.sfrenfair.org/.
While you are there, please visit Medieval Living down in the SCA Village there at the "faire"!!! Just look for the "yurt" with the big red door - come on in and say "hi" and partake in some of the various activities we will have going througout the event.