September 2012

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque



Starting in September

Weekend Permaculture Design Course

3.5 months of practical learning leading to permaculture certificate. Full range of sustainable learning practices. Focus on sustainable living in drylands. Info: 505.455.0514,


Through Feb. 2013

100 Years of State & Federal Policy: Its Impact on Pueblo Nations

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Exhibition reflects on the human experience behind enacted policies and laws, adding to a well-documented history of Pueblo resilience since the time of Emergence.

Sept. 5, 11:30 am

USGBC-NM Annual Chapter Luncheon

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Green building-related presentations. $18-$35. 505.247.0474,,


Sept. 6, 11 am

Sealing for Air Leakage Demo

3804 Manchester Dr. NW

$20-$35. RSVP by 9/5 to 505.344.3294. Green Build Council of NM


Sept. 7, 9 am-4 pm

Intro to Sustainable Green Business Practices

Central NM Community College, 500 Eagle Rock Ave. NE

$129. Workforce Training Center: 505.224.5200,

Sept. 7, 9 am-4 pm

Earth-Friendly Pesticide Usage

Central NM Community College, 500 Eagle Rock Ave. NE

$99. Workforce Training Center: 505.224.5200,


Sept. 12 (call for time)

The Return of Blue Lake: Religious Freedom and Cultural Identity

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Panelists: Gilbert Suazo, Sr. (Taos Pueblo), Linda Bernal Yardley (Taos Pueblo)


Sept. 13-17

Wisdom from the Origins Conference

Marriott Pyramid North

The Mayan calendar and other prophesies on the future of humanity. Bridging Indigenous ways of knowing and Western science. Elders and wisdom holders from around the world. 505.792.2900,


Sept. 15-18

National Indian Council on Aging Conference

Albq. Convention Center

Attendees will learn how to educate and organize American Indian and Alaska Native elders into an advocacy structure for the unique service needs they have at local, regional and national levels. Tribal enterprise and nonprofit exhibitions, presentations, cultural events, Indian arts & crafts. Info/registration: 505.292.2001,,

Sept. 20, 9 am-4 pm

Food Security and Water Rights

Transportation Center (Railrunner Station), 101 Courthouse Rd. SE, Los Lunas

A workshop on the future of agriculture. 505.995.9644

Oct. 12-13

NM History Conference

No. NM College, El Rito Campus

Historias de Nuevomexico. Academic and community scholars, artists and activists. Sponsored by the NNMC Northern Pueblos Institute, the NNMC Chicana/o and Latina Studies Research Center and Espejo.


Oct. 13, 12-9 pm, Oct. 14, 12-6 pm

2012 Taste of NM

Civic Plaza

More than 24 restauranteurs. Coincides with Intl. Balloon Fiesta. 505.314.0495,

Oct. 22-24

Rainwater Harvesting for Wildlife Workshop

Sandia Pueblo

Get hands-on experience in building rainwater harvesting catchment systems for wildlife, livestock and farming. Hosted by Sandia Pueblo, US Fish & Wildlife, and Billy Kniffen. Oct. 17 registration deadline. Call 505.771.5083


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,


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,


Southwest Barter Club

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

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.



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