ALBUQUERQUE

 

Through Sept. 8, Th. or Sat., 9 am-1 pm

Backyard Gardening Courses

La Orilla Farm, 2401 Black Mesa Loop (S. Valley)

12-part course. $300/individual; $500/couple. 505.877.2877, screed@earthlink.net, www.mrcog-nm.gov/show-all-ag-blog-showallagblog-211/702-qthe-mother-of-all-back-yard-gardening-courses

 

July 5, 5:30-7:30 pm

NM Green Drinks

Hotel Andaluz

Network and mingle with people interested in local business, clean energy and other green issues.

Presenters: Kritin Gangwer and Tiffany Terry of MRCOG LandLink Program. Open to the public. www,greendrinks.org

 

July 7, 10 am-5 pm

Beekeeping Seminar

First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust St., NE

Regionally Adapted Bees and Genetics, Mite Prevention, A Natural Approach to Small Cell Beekeeping, presented by Michael Bush, author of Practical Beekeeping Naturally. $15. infonmbka@gmail.com, www.nmbeekeepers.org

 

July 14-15, 9 am-2 pm

Gaia Guild Food Garden Tour

See food gardens at homes and small farms. Listings and a map at www.gaiaguild.webs.com the week of the tour. Garden Contest: most food productive, best habitat for birds, butterflies and bees, most water-wise, best use of recycled materials, best gardening in containers. gaiaguildinfo@gmail.com

 

July 20-22

Wildlife West Nature Park Music Festival

Edgewood, NM (20 min. from Albq.)

Native wildlife refuge for non-releasable animals on 122 acres. Mexican wolves, mountain lions, elk, black bear, and 20 other rescued species. Habitats are on natural substrates and use up to 60 percent recycled materials. Volunteer staff. Three-day acoustic music fest on 3 stages with covered seating supports the wildlife. Wildlifewest.org

 

July 26, 8 am-4:30 pm

Sustainable Business Summit

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

Conference and award luncheon honoring organizations and leaders for whom green is not a buzzword, but is integral to the way they operate. Sustainable businesses, building, product/service, workplace. Afternoon workshops. Presented by the NM Green Chamber of Commerce in association with the NM Business Weekly. Cost: Beginning at $20. 505.916.1247, Celerah@nmgreenchamber.com, http://nmgreenchamber.com

 

Aug. 1, 11:30 am-1 pm

USGBC-NM Luncheon

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

$25 members, $30 non-members, $18 emerging green builders. Open to the public.

 

Aug. 3, 7- 8:30 pm

Joanne Shenandoah – Live

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter in an intimate live performance. $15. 1.866.877.7902, http://indianpueblo.org/

 

Aug. 9-11

Advanced PV System Design and Installation

CNM Workforce Training Center

This course will provide 21 CEU credits for electrical journeymen, and is eligible for NABCEP education credit for PV installers. The course is free to those who qualify for the Solar Center of Excellence grant. Info: 505.224.5271, sbritton@cnm.edu

 

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Degrees of Change: NM’s Climate Forecast

NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW

With a focus on NM and the SW, this exhibit reveals current and predicted impacts on humans, landscapes and ecosystems. Tickets: $7, $6, $4. Info: 505.841.2800, www.nmnaturalhistory.org

 

Xeriscape Guide Available

A comprehensive list of plants and trees best suited to the climate and soil of the Middle Rio Grande region including the East Mountains. Revised by landscape designer Judith Phillips. How-to info on garden planting, plant selection efficient irrigation, rainwater harvesting, xeriscape basics, etc. Available at local libraries, nurseries, home garden centers and community centers or by calling 505.245.3133. More info: 505.768.3655.

 

Rain Barrels Available

Bernalillo County

Barrels are offered to property owners in unincorporated areas who are not customers of the ABQ Bernalillo Water Authority. To qualify, residents must sign up for a home water conservation survey. $40 for a 100-gallon barrel. 505.848.1500, www.bernco.gov/water

 

Southwest Barter Club

Healthcare using Barter Bucks instead of cash or insurance. Access to acupuncture, chiropractic, eye care, fitness and more. 505.715.2889, www.southwestbarterclub.com

Beneficial Farms CSA

Weekly distribution at La Montanita Co-op Warehouse, 3361 Columbia Dr. NE. This CSA works with up to 40 regional farms each year, and offers abundant, affordable shares of fresh fruit and vegetables and other local and regionally produced foods year round. All produce is grown with sustainable chemical-free methods.