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A Regional Food And Farming System in New Mexico — Pam Roy, Santa Fe County’s Agriculture and Ranching implementation Plan, Shopping Local with Squash Blossom, Acequia Culture and the Regional Food System — Miguel Santistevan, A Postcard View of the Española Farmers’ Market’S Contests — Sabra Moore, Española Healing Foods Oasis Garden Sparks a Community Revival, The New Wave oF Agricultores — Alejandro López, The Buena para Todos Farmers’ Cooperative — Nazca A Warren, Closing the Food Gap – The Agri-Cultura Network — Katherine Michalske, The Growing Health And Justice Coalition — TraviS McKenzie, Mobile Farmers’ Market Expands Reach in Year Two, Healthy Food is Key to Improving Health — Leigh Caswell, Con Alma Health Foundation Initiatives — Deborah Busemeyer, La Familia Medical Center’s Healthy C.E.N.A. Program, New Mexico Celebrates Farm to School Month — Pam Roy, Celebrating Healthy Kids And Healthy Communities in NM — Anna Mullen, Kids Cook! — Celebrating 15 Years — Mary Meyer, Foodcorps–New Mexico — Leiloni Begaye, Celebrating World Food Day In New Mexico — Tony McCarty, Food Policy Amnesia — Mark Winne, Book Profile: Building A Healthy Economy From The Bottom Up, New Mexico Food And Agriculture Event Announcements, Sacred Space Pollinator Garden, River Restoration — Sylvia Ernestina Vergara, 2016 North American Biodynamic Conference, Santa Fe Community College’s Greenhouse Management Program, Newsbites, What’s Going On?
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Our Stories, Our Lives: New Mexico’s Women and Girls • Sarah Ghiorse, Fatima van Hattum and Antoinette Villamil; Excerpts from Las Mujeres Hablan Declaration for New Mexico; Sembrando Salud: The Kalpulli Izkalli’s Cihuaphatli Project • Sylvia Ledesma; Breath of My Heart — A Birth Story • Jessica Frenchette-Gutfreund; What Would Jesusita Do? • Connie Trujillo and Pat Leahan; Breaking the Cycle of Violence • Deleana OtherBull; Tewa Women United’s Butterfly Wings Program • Michelle Martinez; Brave Girls at the Santa Fe Indian School • Dalene Coriz; Raising Powerful Girls through the Alchemy of Adolescence • Arina M. Pittman; Girls Inc. of Santa Fe • Kim Brown; Hildago Tog ether: The Hidalgo Wom en’s Coo perative • Cory Sprott; Immigrant Women Raise the Floor for Workers in New Mexico • Emmanuelle Leal Santillan; Women Benefit from the Creative Economy in Southern New Mexico • Teresa Guerra; WESST – Women’s Economic Self-Sufficiency Team • Bette Bradbury; Our Lived Experience, Our Solutions • Tannia Esparza; Southwest Organizing Project’s New Mexico con Mujeres • Beva Sanchez-Padilla; The Roots Summer Leadership Academy • Cathryn McGill; Newsbites and Sidebars; What’s Going On?
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Rebuilding Sustainable Communities in the Southwest: Hopi Tutskwa Building Program • Lillian Hill; Santo Domingo Village Housing Project Underway • Seth Roffman; UNM’s Indigenous Design and Planning Institute Forges Its Role in Placemaking • Ted Jojola and Michaela Shirley; Our Climate, Our Health • Val Wrangler, True to Earth • Chili Yazzie, The Paolo Soleri Amphitheater • Conrad Skinner; Native Roots & Rhythms Festival; Flower Hill Institute to Help Build Stable Tribal Communities • Seth Roffman; Back to Mother Earth • Jon Naranjo; Native Food Sovereignty: Growing a Food System at Taos Pueblo • Addelina Lucero; Everyday Green: The Oo-Oo-Nah Art–Cultural Center at Taos Pueblo • Susan Guyette; Navajo Summer Youth Programs; Sheep Is Life Celebration; Fannie Lucero in “She Sings to the Stars” • Harlan Mckosato; Native Newsbites; Book Profile: Tiller’s Guide to Indian Country; The Santa Fe Indian Center; Newsbites; What’s Going On?
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The 10 Microeconomies of New Mexico • Alan M. Webber; New Mexico Taxes and Economic Development • Brian McDonald, Jim Peach, Lee Reynis, Chuck Wellborn; Excerpts from a Statement about New Mexico’s Economy • Jim Peach; Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Growing a 21st Century Economy in New Mexico • Marie Longserre; Small Is Beautiful for Local Economies • Vicki Pozzebon; Op-Ed: Energy Choice That Could Create the Change We Need • Mariel Nanasi; Gary Goodman’s Big Idea: Reboot New Mexico as World Water and Energy Expert • Tami Brunk; Rural Entrepreneurship and Innovation • Dale Gannaway; Key Opportunities along New Mexico’s Southern Border • Ken Miyagishima; Agricultural Development Products; Op-Ed: Industrial Hemp in New Mexico • Gloria Castillo; Op-Ed: The Demographic Revolution • George Cappannelli; Newsbites and Sidebars; What ’s Going On?
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The Revealing New Mexican Landscape along the Rail Runner Line, Profiles in Innovation – A Community of Creatives in Action: Littleglobe’s Transmedia Team and the City of Dreamers Project, Workforce Development for an Innovative Future, Mentoring: Real-Life Learning that Works, Creative Educators Take Learning to the Streets, Business Profile: Simply Social Media, The Maker Movement: “Learn. Build. Thrive.”, Building Foundations, Bridges and Futures: The Arts + Creativity Center, Stories Are Important, So, What Is Coding, Anyway?, Start up Santa Fe – Creating an Ecosystem of Entrepreneurship, Op-Ed: A Green Economy Is a Fair Economy, PNM’s Rate Case, Book Profile: Wild Guide: Passport to New Mexico’s Wilderness, Newsbites, What’s Going On?
Deep Seeds and First Foods, Fresh AIRE: From Seeds to Landraces, A Talk by Ken Greene of the Hudson Valley Seed Library, Germplasm: The Centralization of Seed and Efforts to Conserve Seed Diversity, Promoting Food Sovereignty through Seed Saving, Owingeh Ta Pueblos y Semillas Seed Exchange, Preserving Indigenous Seeds and Food Crops, Reflections on Seed Sovereignty, The Land Is the Source of our Identidad, Survival, Health, Strength and Happiness, Plants: Our Loyal Companions, Life-Givers and Teachers, Partners Join to Strengthen Local Food Supply Chains, Investing in New Mexico Grown, Growing Health and Justice, Super Seeds: What Is All the Excitement About?, Newsbites, What’s Going On?
Determining the Future of New Mexico’s Watersheds – Steve Harris, Joanne Hilton, Rosemary Romero, Forest Health and Landscape Resiliency in the San Juan-Chama Watershed – Monique DiGiorgio, Minding the Chama – Jack Loeffler, Federal Agreement on Gila River Triggers Review, Op-Ed: Water in New Mexico – Sanders Moore, From Survival and Sustainable Agriculture to Río Grande Diversion: The History of Santa Fe’s Water Supply – Hilario E. Romero and Michael Aune, The Aamodt Settlement Conundrum, Linking Santa Fe’s Local Food Demand to Urban Water Demand Management – Quita Ortiz, Op-Ed: El Agua Bendita / Sacred Water – Alejandro López, Self-Healing and the Water Pathways of the Body – Japa K. Khalsa, Could Rainwater Harvesting Solve Flint’s Water Crisis? – Nate Downey, Water Newsbites, What’s Going On?
The Magic of Simple Vernacular Building in the Context of New Mexico’s Long History of Building – Alejandro López, Keeping Our Heritage – The Francisca Hinojos House – Seth Roffman, Belmont del Norte: A Solar Straw Bale House, Radiant New Mexico. – Bob Dunsmore, Solar Newsbites, New School Combines Sustainability, Closing the Achievement Gap and Free College for Santa Fe Public School Students – Dana Richards, Go Green and Get Outside – .Kelly Phillips, Love Where We Live – The Youth Ambassadors Program and Community Learning Network – Serina Padgett, Op-Ed: Living Feminism: Leading with our Values – Sarah Ghiorse and Fatima van Hattum, Celebration of the Life and Art of Lloyd Kiva New, Indigenous Climate Justice at the Institute of American Indian Arts – Bineshi Albert and Jaida Grey Eagle, The Longest Walk 2016, Protecting New Mexico’s Wetland Gems – Rachel Conn, Healing Allergies from the Inside Out – Japa K. Khalsa, Op-Ed: A Public Bank for Santa Fe – Nichoe Lichen, Newsbites, What’s Going On?
Health Is Wealth – Camilla Trujillo, Denes Antonio Luján – Montserrat Valles Albesa, The Ten Elements of Great Health – Daniel Gagnon, Self-Care for New Mexicans – Japa K. Khalsa, “Healer, Know Thyself” – Camille Adair, UNM to Study Native American Health Impacts of Abandoned Mines, The New Mexico Health Equity Partnership: An Update, Undoing the Web of Addiction and Reweaving the Mantle of Caring y Amor – Alejandro López, A Proposed Root Cause of Northern New Mexico’s Opiate Problem – Juan Blea, La Semilla Food Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico – Dolores E. Roybal, The FARMacy and Food Is Medicine Workshops – Travis McKenzie, Healing with Honey – Erica Elliott, Everyday Green: Preventing Environmental Illness – Susan Guyette, Houses That Heal – Catherine Wanek, Book Profile: The EcoNest Home, New Nature Movement – Maureen Eich VanWalleghan, Op-Ed: Protect the Río Chama Watershed Now – William Clark, Newsbites, What’s Going On?
New Mexico Can Do Better – Fred Harris, Book Profile: New Mexico 2050, Excerpts from New Mexico 2050, Visions for New Mexico – Alan Webber, New Mexico Visions for the Future – Paula García, Creative Programs and Policies Encourage Farming into the Future – Pam Roy, The New Mexico Environmental Law Center’s Top 10 Issues to Watch in 2016, Averting Dystopia – Jack Loeff ler, An Unprecedented Future – Courtney White, Book Profile: Two Percent Solutions for the Planet, A Vision of Intense Engagement with the World and with One Another – Alejandro López, My Hopes for the Future of My Community – Juanita Jaramillo Lavadie, Everyday Green: “Blessings” – A Spiritual Business – Susan Guyette, Breaking Big Money’s Grip on New Mexico and the Country – Bruce Berlin, Book Profile: Breaking Big Money’s Grip on America, Newsbites, What’s Going On?
“Compact of Mayors” Signing, Modernizing America’s Grid, Educating for our Electricity Future, Creating Local Community Resilience to Avoid Climate Catastrophe, Book Profile: The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar, A Tribute to Rina Swentzell, Heritage, Adobe Architecture and Grief: Learning from Rina Swentzell, Remembering Tewa Pueblo Houses and Spaces, A Quiet, Fierce Intelligence, Oh Thou Incomparable Cielos!, Tewa Women United Receives EPA Grant for Healing Foods Oasis Garden, The Rail Yards Market – Barelas, Albuquerque, Española Opens the Food Venture Commercial Kitchen, Delicious New Mexico: The Gift of Local Food, Maurice Dixon Jr. Recovers the Artistic Legacy of Higinio V. Gonzales, Newsbites, What’s Going On?
Collaboration Among Organizations Flourishes in the South Valley, The EleValle Network, South Valley Photos, South Valley Community Partnership for Health Equity, Applying Lessons Learned in Cuba, First Choice: Nurturing a Wellness Ecosystem in the South Valley, New Mexico Center for School Leadership: Local Wisdom for Local Schools, Precursors of Albuquerque Along El Camino Real, The Genesis of Acequias in Atrisco (The South Valley), La Correinte del Valle: A Mural Project in the South Valley, The Agri-Cultura Network, Gardens de Atrisco, The Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, Op-Ed: A Community’s Battle Against the Santolina Master Plan, South Valley Reflections, Op-Ed: How Zoning Codes Can Drastically Impact
Environmental Justice Communities, Newsbites, What’s Going On?
Sustainable Santa Fe: Building Resilience to a Changing Climate, The Santa Fe Climate Action Task Force, A Sustainable Santa Fe Vision, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, The Microgrid Systems Laboratory, Renewable Energy on City Facilities and Energy Performance Contracting, Energy Efficiency Training at Santa Fe Community College, Spotlight on Santa Fe’s Sustainable Business Roundtable, Santa Fe Water Conservation Accomplishments, A River Runs through Us, Restoring Santa Fe’s Arroyos to Improve Climate Resiliency, Santa Fe Public Schools Initiatives Support Resilience to Climate Change, Santa Fe’s Expanded Recycling Program Bears Fruit, Reunity Resources: Zero Waste Solutions, Food and Farming Are Central to Climate Change Solutions, Earth Care Programs Teach the Value of Local Food, Newsbites, What’s Going On?
2015 Santa Fe Energy Summit, New Mexico Renewable Energy Newsbites, Earth USA 2015 International Conference, Pathway to a More Vital Local Food System, End of the Long Journey on El Camino Real, Linda Pedro: Warrior for the Disabled, From Independence to Interdependence: Coming Home Connection, When Linda Pedro Ran for the New Mexico State Senate, Linda Martínez de Pedro Interview Excerpts, Linda and Peyote, Linda and the American Church of God, A Tribute to Linda Pedro, Linda Pedro Is Alive in my Memory, Linda Pedro and the Historic March Against Drugs and Violence, New Mexico Land Conservancy Awarded National Accreditation, Newsbites, What’s Going On?
Indigenous as a Way of Life, Leadership Institute at the Santa Fe Indian School, Summer Policy Academy: Voices of our Indigenous Youth, Tribal Infrastructure Solutions in New Mexico, Red Power 3.0, Update: The Santo Domingo Heritage Trail Arts Project, Everyday Green: Paths of Beauty – An Exhibit at the Poeh Center, Keres Children’s Learning Center at Cochiti Pueblo, The Cochiti Youth Experience: Project Laughing Corn, The Chamiza Foundation, Nambé Pueblo Receives Community Agriculture Grant, A ‘People’s Garden’ at Zuni Pueblo, The Journey of Becoming a Man, Tribal Green Reentry Youth Programs Incorporate Culture, Homemade Solar Ovens in Navajo Country, Navajo Newsbites, The Warrior Project, Native Newsbites, Newsbites, What’s Going On?
México dentro de Nuevo México / The México within New Mexico, End of the Long Journey on El Camino Real, Transmitting Pain into Power for Peace – The Legacy of Victor Villalpando, Elvis Romero and the Cosmic White Corvette: Vignette 3–Cindy, Inspire Santa Fe: Unlocking Inspiration through Mentorship, SFPS: Becoming a Leaner, Greener School District, The Academy for Sustainability Education at Santa Fe High, Community as Classroom, Reusable Bags – A Cottage Industry?, The Local Voice: Lessons on Localism, The Sustainable Business Roundtable, 12th International Folk Art Market – Santa Fe, Newsbites, What’s Going On?
The Ever-Changing, Always Enduring Nuevo Mexicano Familia (Part 1),Elvis Romero and the Cosmic White Corvette: Vignette 2 – Hunting La Llorona, The Southwest Santa Fe River Corridor (Part 2), Agua Fría: History of a Traditional Community, High Road Community Comes Together to Share Traditions, Everyday Green: Eating Seeds, Food Justice: An Initiative of the Santa Fe Art Institute, |UN|silo|ED| SeedBroadcast, Leading the Charge Toward Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technologies, Op-Ed: Get Coal Power Out of your Home? Go Solar Now!, Op-Ed: Dear Santa Fe Neighbors, Designing Sustainable Neighborhoods Workshop, Lore of the Land: Filters to Perception, Coalition Building Supports Environmental Protection, Newsbites, What’s Going On?
Keeping Cultural Authenticity: A Santa Fe Story, Elvis Romero and the Cosmic White Corvette, Santa Fe’s Southwest River Corridor, Op-Ed: From Ecoversity to Urban Sprawl, Defending the Value of Our Land: Agricultural Valuation, New Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Café Thriving, Farmhouse Café in Taos Helps Build a Local Farming Network, The Local Voice: Local Soil, Local Food, CuranderApis – Hive Medicines for Interspecies Body & Spirit, Pesticides Are Likely Damaging Ecosystem Services, Santa Fe Green Festival, Fire Season: An Exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art, 2015 Sustainable Santa Fe Award Winners, New Mexico Legislative Bills Signed or Vetoed by Governor Martinez, Newsbites, What’s Going On?
The New Mexico Health Equity Partnership, Uranium Workers at the Roundhouse, Drug Addiction: A Rising Scourge in Northern New Mexico, Everyday Green: Are You a Nutritarian?, A New Generation of Sustainable Aging: A Net-Zero Passive House in Taos, Solar Newsbites, Water Conservation Connects Santa Fe to Surrounding Communities, Acequias Are for Everybody, Three Case Studies of Elevated Uranium Concentrations in Groundwater, SF Community College Programs Offer Hands-On Experiences and Field Trips, Sustainable Santa Fe Update, “Breaking Bueno” Transition Training in Albuquerque, Sustainable Santa Fe Awards Announced, Remembering Carol Decker, Newsbites, What’s Going On?
Sustainable New Mexico Architecture: Puebloan Architecture, Spanish Colonial Architecture, Architecture in the Mexican and American Territorial Periods, Northern New Mexico Architecture, Queen Anne and Victorian Architecture, The Railroad’s Influence on New Mexico Architecture, and Spanish Pueblo-Revival Style Architecture Traits; Taos County Courthouse Preservation Plan Moves Ahead; Taos County Courthouse Murals; How Archaeology and Architecture History Can Teach Us about Truly Sustainable Design; Cañada de Apodaca Trail Nominated to National Register as Part of Old Spanish Trail; Nominating Sites for the National Register of Historic Places; From the Old Spanish Trail Association Website; UNM-Taos: Skills Development in Sustainable Design; Book Profile: Hacking the Earthship: In Search of an Earth Shelter That Works for Everybody; So Long, Big Oil and Big Coal; What’s a Heat Pump?; A Tribute to Linda Pedro: Advocate for People with Disabilities; Sustainable Santa Fe Update; Newsbites; What’s Going On?
The Hermanamiento of the Acequias of Valencia and New Mexico, Valencia and New Mexico’s Hermanamiento Ceremony: A Personal Perspective, Heritage Acequias of Spain: The Millenial Huerta of Murcia and the Río Segura Valley, Safeguarding the Global Cultural Heritage of Community Acequias, New Mexico Acequias and World Heritage: A Proposal, Valle de Allende and Aldama: Roots of Acequia Culture in Northern México, Tlaxcala and Aranjuez: Keystone Gardens of the Columbian Exchange, Bounty of the Columbian Exchange, Water Management and Acequias in Chile, The Zanjeras of Northern Luzon, Land and Water in the Middle East: the Yemen Connection, Juan Estevan Arellano ¡Presente!, Book Review – Enduring Acequias: Wisdom of the Land, Knowledge of Water, Op-Ed: The Almunyah – An Integrated Place for Living, Sustainable Santa Fe Update, Newsbites, What’s Going On?
New Mexico’s Economic Development Puzzle, Foggy Forecast: A Practitioner’s Point of View, LANL Major Subcontractors Consortium Fund Grants, The Local Voice: The New Regional-Local Mindset, Rural Economic Development, Leakage and Entrepreneurs, Could Cottage Industries and Cooperatives Be the Answer?, Op-Ed: Airport or Agriculture for Taos?, ‘Homegrown’ Could Be a Powerful Boost for New Mexico’s Economy, Impact Investing: Putting Community Assets to Work, Impact Network Santa Fe: Place-Sourced Impact Investing, Creative Approaches for Economies, Ecology and Life, New Mexico’s Creative Economy, Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority, Book Review: Sustainable Cultural Tourism – Small-Scale Solutions, Op-Ed: The Time Has Come for a Public Bank, Santa Fe Time Bank: Mobilizing the Currency of Human Value, Newsbites, What’s Going On?