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February 2016

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?
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January 2016

GFT January 2016 CoverNew 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?
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December 2015

GFT December 2015 Cover“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?

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November 2015

GFT November 2015 CoverCollaboration 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
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October 2015

GFT October 2015 CoverSustainable 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?

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September 2015

GFT September 2015 Cover2015 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?

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August 2015

GFT August 2015 CoverIndigenous 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?

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July 2015

GFT July 2015 CoverMéxico 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?

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June 2015

GFT June 2015 CoverThe 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?

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May 2015

GFT May 2015 CoverKeeping 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?

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April 2015

GFT April 2015 CoverThe 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?

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March 2015

GFT March 2015 CoverSustainable 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?

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February 2015

GFT February 2015 CoverThe 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?

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January 2015

GFT January 2015 CoverNew 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?

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December 2014

GFT December 2014 CoverThe Local Voice: How to Gift Green for the Non-DIYer in All of Us, The Gift of Light, Warmth and Fire, Renewing Our Traditions with Ancient New Mexican Arts as Inspiration, Everyday Green: Gifting Native Green, Advertorials, Views from the Field : Camino de Paz Montessori – Growing Young Leaders, Certified Beekeepers Apprentice Program, Regional Holiday Foods, The Gift of Self: Edwina García Wood: For English, Press One; Para Español, Presione el Dos, Glenys Carl: Building an Army of Volunteers who Love and Care, Thinking about Reducing Waste and Valuing Food over the Holidays, A Campus Waste-Awareness Campaign at Santa Fe Community College, National Wilderness Conference Invigorates Wilderness Warriors, Foreigners in their Own Lands, Newsbites, What’s Going On?

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November 2014

GFT November 2014 CoverDel Are Llano: Local Food, Then and Now, Views from the Field: Grown on This Ground, 2014 Local Food Festival and Field Day, Coalition Pokes Holes in New Mexico Chile Certification, The Local Voice: Growing Local Food Businesses by Leaps and Pounds, Taos County Economic Development Corporation Week, Traditional Native American Farmers Association, Giving Love and Thanks in Times of Contradictions, FUZE.SW 2014 Food & Folklore Festival, A Small Sample of Who We Are, On the Land: Together with the Earth – A New Film Documentary, Small Agricultural Lands Conservation Initiative, Book Profile: Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey through Carbon Country, Renewable Energy Development on State Trust Land, Planning Santa Fe’s Food Future, Sustainable Santa Fe Update: Santa Fe’s Community Scorecard, Newsbites, What’s Going On?

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October 2014

GFT October 2014 CoverChanging Perspectives: The Promise and Challenge of Renewable Energy, The Genius Grid, Energy Newsbites, Deciding New Mexico’s Energy and Climate Future, Marchers Demand Climate Leadership, Sustainable Santa Fe Update: The Climate Action Task Force, Climate Change Newsbites, Views from the Field: A Tribute in Paint to the Earth and Local Agriculture, A New Take on Gaia Gardens, The Wilderness Act’s 50th Anniversary, The Aldo Leopold Writing Contest, Newsbites, What’s Going On?

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September 2014

GFT September 2014 CoverLand, Trails, Skies!, The Santa Fe Conservation Trust, The Santa Fe Conservation Trust Story, Conservation Easement 101, The Glorieta Freedom Ranch, The Galisteo Basin, Commonweal Conservancy, Thornton Ranch Open Space, Celebration of a Legend, Stewart Udall and the Land: An Interview, Climate Change: Now, Landscape Renewal through Conservation, Restoring the Economy, Santa Fe Conservation Trust and Trails, 2014 Santa Fe Outdoor Irrigation Rebate Programs, Sustainable Santa Fe Update: Santa Fe’s Plastic Bag Ban, New State Wildlife Management Area: The Mimbres River Ranch, Land’s End / Starting Again, Newsbites, What’s Going On?

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August 2014

GFT August 2014 CoverAncient Voices–Contemporary Contexts: A Cross-Cultural Forum, Culture Relative to Homeland: An Interview with Lyle Balenquah, The Santo Domingo Pueblo Heritage Trail Arts Project, UNM Institute Helps Native Communities Address Design Challenges, The Pueblo Food Experience: A Pre-Contact Diet, Everyday Green: The Native Food Sovereignty Movement, Gutierrez Family Dry-land Farm at Puye, Book Profile: Four Square Leagues – Pueblo Land in New Mexico, Harvesting Traditions: A One-Woman Show by Kathleen Wall, The Natwani Coalition: Strengthening Hopi Culture and Agriculture, The Navajo Nation’s Energy Landscape, $1 Billion Allocated for Navajo Uranium Cleanup, Northern Pueblos Housing Authority’s Clean Energy Projects, Native Renewable Energy Newsbites, Op-Ed: Remembering 400 Years of Exile, OP-ED : New Mexico Tribal Families: Thriving in ‘Our Own Ways’, OP-ED : Networking for Wellness, Growing Financial Independence at Ohkay Owingeh, Native Newsbites, What’s Going On?

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July 2014

GFT July 2014 CoverStories of Route 66: Albuquerque’s International District: A Creative Placemaking and Community Revitalization Project, Art & Community Change, Artist Team and Community Participants, ID Live! Event Schedule, History of Albuquerque’s International District, The International District: A Portrait, Establishing the “International District”, Refugee and Immigrant Women Making Their Way, When Did Buildings Become “Green?”, Training the Next Generation of Green Builders, 50 Shades of Green: Leadership by Example, Save Energy, Save Water: What to Do?, Rainwater: Good Water with Good Uses, Build Tight and Ventilate Right, Leaky Ducts: How Much Energy ($) Do They Waste?, Green-Built Homes Are Affordable Homes, Times Are Changing for Sustainably Built Homes, Op-Ed: It’s Time for New Mexico to Adopt Modern Building Energy Codes, City and County Launch “Solarize Santa Fe!”, Sustainable Santa Fe Monthly Update, Book Review – Farms and Foods: New Mexico’s Agricultural Legacy, Newsbites, What’s Going On?

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June 2014

GFT June 2014 CoverPueblo Feast Days, The Mystery Stone, Sustainable Tourism Ignites the Hearts and Minds of Northern New Mexicans, Increasing Sustainability in Tourism, Santa Fe Hosts the Western Adaptation Alliance, Sustainable Santa Fe Monthly Update, The Georgetown University Energy Prize, Op-Ed: “SUN stainable” New Mexico, Earth Care’s Youth Leaders Champion Southside Sustainability Efforts, Earth Care’s AmeriCorps Food Cadre Receives Federal Grant, Santa Fe’s Green Lodging Initiative – Phase II, Direct Public Offerings and Capital-Raising for Your Business, North Central Regional Transit District Links New Mexico Communities, El Agua Es Vida: Acequias of New Mexico Exhibit at the Maxwell Museum, A Dynamic Duo Do for Earth y Comunidad, Everyday Green: Backyard Foraging, Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks National Monument, Our Land Is Worth More Than That, Op-Ed: Board of County Commissioners to Decide the Fate of La Bajada Mesa, Newsbites, What’s Going On?

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May 2014

GFT May 2014 CoverThe Battle at Santa Cruz de la Cañada and the Siege at Taos Pueblo, Thoughts about an Imposed Grand Silence from Communal Trauma, Women Start the Healing Process in Response to Historic Violence, Being of Tewa Women Ancestry, La Querencia: Agriculture, Culture, and the Creation of Meaning in Northern New Mexico, Along the Path of Learning, Women in Agriculture, Memory Doors, Oremos, Oremos: The Fruitful Life of Isabel Salazar, an Amazing Cook, Healthy Children Make Happy, Healthy Communities, A Tribute to a Living Legend, Smoke and Mirrors: Theater as Healing Art, Reviving the Seed Arts, The Bee Hive: Boom to Bloom, Fungi Can Help Save the World, OP-ED : Defending our Community Bill of Rights Ordinance, The Great March for Climate Action Comes to New Mexico, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates’ Statements, Newsbites, What’s Going On?

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April 2014

GFT April 2014 CoverFighting Goliaths in the Land of Enchantment: The New Mexico Environmental Law Center, Snapshots from Around New Mexico: Hot Environmental Issues in 2014, New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light, Water, Air and Land: A Sacred Trust Map, The New Mexico Mining Act, Cleanup of Toxic Uranium Legacy Taking Decades, Roca Honda Uranium Mine, Stormwater in New Mexico, New Mexico Legislative Review of the Water Trust Board, Living in Industrial Dairy Country, State Considering Weakening Dairy Discharge Rules, Defending the Peoples’ Commons, The Southwest Organizing Project, Year of Decision Confronts the Gila River, State Land Office Works to Restore La Plata River Habitat, Honoring Our Ancestors this Earth Day 44, HOME : Earth Day Community Celebration, Newsbites, Earth Day Events, What’s Going On?

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March 2014

GFT March 2014 CoverTewa Pueblos, Spanish Villages, Official Villa and Railroad Town: The History of the Northern Valley of the Rio Grande in New Mexico, Reflections on the Española Plaza, Book Profiles: Española • Recognizing Heritage, Honoring the Spirit of the Española Valley: A Tewa Perspective, Cultivating a Future: Where Do We Go From Here?, Tierra Sagrada, What Does Public Health Look Like in Española?, Hispanos in the Valley of Sorrows, Reclaiming Española, Living the Dream of Cooperation and Friendship, Love in the Valley of Infinity, The Española Hunter Arts & Agricultural Center and Community Mural Project, Sustaining Our Local Economies, OP-ED : Rethinking Northern New Mexico College, Academy of Sustainability Education Planned for Santa Fe, 2014 New Mexico Legislative Wrap-Up, Newsbites, What’s Going On?

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February 2014

GFT February 2014 CoverIncreasing Resilience in a Changing Climate ,‘Thinking Like a Watershed’ Panels Come to the KiMo Theater, A Visit to the Proposed Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks National Monument, Book Profile: Water Ethics – A Values Approach to Solving the Water Crisis, People and Planet: Partners in Wellness, Drought and Floods: Impacts of 2011-2012 Fires and 2013 Floods, Acequias Up-Close, New Mexico’s Soul Food, Local Hero: A Tribute to Dr. Tomás Atencio, Fresh AIRE : A Year of Growing in Taos, Urban Farming: The School of the Future?, Everyday Green: The Santa Fe Community Food Co-op, Pay It Forward! Being Human in Healthcare, Sustainable Healing, Medicine of the People: Massage and Self-Acupressure, Health Benefits of Food as Medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine for Animals, OP-ED : New Mexico Has a Democracy Problem, Newsbites, What’s Going On?

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January 2014

GFT January 2014 CoverA Bird’s-Eye View of Northern New Mexico’s Acequias, A Brief Acequia History, Anatomy of an Acequia, The New Mexico Acequia Association: 25 Years and Counting, The Acequia Movement in New Mexico, Congreso de las Acequias, Acequia Waters: Community Resource or Commodity?, ¿Pala o pluma? ¡Los dos!, How Do You Put a Dollar Value on Acequia Culture?, Acequias as a Sustainable Model for Hydro–Ecology, Ancient Systems Still Viable in the 21st Century, The Mayordomo Project Aims to Train a New Generation, Escuelita de las Acequias, Somos Gente de la Tierra: The Sembrando Semillas Program, Food Hubs in New Mexico / Book Profile, La Cosecha del Norte: A Growing Co-op / San Ysidro Prayer, and Poetry, Farmer-to-Farmer Training in Mora, Newsbites, What’s Going On?

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    about 2 months ago

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    about 1 year ago

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  • #3 written by gary witherspoon
    about 1 year ago

    Greetings Albuquerque City Council:

    ​In no uncertain terms American society has a tiger by the tail. The police state in which American society finds itself is in flux and the natives are restless.

    Do the citizens of New Mexico understand that military grade weapons and technology are employed in the shooting and killing of a homeless man on a rocky knoll? Laser directed energy technology was employed in the death of James Boyd and the citizens of Albuquerque are in danger, as well as the citizens of America.

    Placing the perpetrators of the death of James Boyd on “paid administrative leave” is unacceptable and will not stand. Rethink this position immediately. Inform the Mayor and the Police Commissioner and the New Mexico US Attorney’ General to come forward with indictments and prosecution of the men involved.

    Do the citizens of Albuquerque understand that public funds are being used to militarize citizen police forces with military grade weapons, technology and tactics? Do the citizens of New Mexico understand that elected politicians are accepting of the militarization of American society by directing the necessary public funds to do so. All this while attacking society, neglecting society and militarizing local police organizations.

    Military fascism is on the rise. Fascism used to control the social and economic forces of this nation include the killing of homeless people and with military grade weapons and tactics. The video of the death of James Boyd explains this all.

    Gary Witherspoon ​

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  • #11 written by Kathryn Edwards
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    July 29th, 2011 – Asheville, N.C., USA … Announcing the launch of a rather ambitious new creative competition. To our knowledge, never before have six major genres of creative expression; songwriting, literature, photography, fine art, functional art and short video been positioned in the same competition. The tie that binds these six genres will be the strength of their inspired, edgy, re-invention of the meaning of ecology. What better way to catalyze more interest on this important topic, than to tap into one of our greatest resources, the creative mind?

    The prestigious jury panel can already boast a three time recommended Nobel Peace Prize author, Alan Combs; Author and Publisher, David Vaux; Mountain Xpress and Rotten Tomato movie critics, Ken Hanke and Justin Souther; creative director and graduate of fine arts from Cornell University, Maria Epes; former art director for McGraw Hill, Marsha Cohen; awarding winning environmental artist, John Dahlson, acclaimed functional artist, Charles Bazzell; Jurors for the songwriting category will be announced at a later date. Twenty finalists will be posted on website in the new year for a People’s Choice Award.

    There will be a first place $1,000 cash prize winner for each of the categories. We are even thinking of creating an overall grand prize winner from the first place winners of each category! This would be very interesting because that could mean a piece of jewelry could be up against a painting, song competing with a short video, etc. We are looking for original thematic inspiration, and will go to great lengths to judge all entries from that perspective, as well as the techniques and skills involved in the particular chosen art form. There is an early bird entry deadline of September 30th 2011, with the final entry deadline being November 30th 2011. It is anticipated that finalists and winners will all be announced in first half of the New Year, 2012. We are hoping to garner much attention from the media to promote the winning works.

    Entries can be accepted either online at or by downloading an entry form from the same site and snail mailing your artistic piece. The mailing address is also located on the website and on the entry form. We are very curious which creative genre will attract the most entries!

    Kathryn Edwards
    Managing Director
    224 Aurora Drive
    Asheville, N.C 28805
    828 575 3979

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