Sept. 7

Free Recycling Training

GreenWorks, 125 N. Main St., Las Cruces

Learn ways your business can save money, increase profit and recycle. A presentation by English Bird, Executive Dir. of the NM Recycling Coalition and Chris Campbell, Pollution Prevention Specialist. RSVP by 9/5 to carrie@nmgreenchamber.com

 

Sept. 8-9

Pilar Studio Tour

Village of Pilar, Hwy. 68 & State Rd. 570

Artisan Faire & Market. Artists open their studios in the picturesque village along the Rio Grande.

 

Sept. 9, 9 am-12:30 pm

Horno Cooking Class with Norma Naranjo

Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo

Hand-on class by owner of The Feasting Place. $80 includes lunch. Presented by Slow Food® Santa Fe. http://hornocookingwithnormanaranjo.eventbrite.com/

 

Sept. 9, 1-4 pm

Organic Farm Walk

Sile, near Cochiti

Learn “farmscaping,” nature’s pest management. Workshop hosted by Kevin & Linda Wrigley at their certified organic 20-acre Tip Top Table Farm. Pre-registration requested: 505.889.9921, jquinn@nmsu.edu

 

Sept. 10-16

Greentopia 2012

Plaza Hotel, Rochester, NY

Premier gathering of thought leaders and visionaries using film, art, fashion and innovation to share the message to reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink. Business & entrepreneurship development, sustainable practices, technology & innovation. http://www.greentopia.com

Sept. 15-18

Sustainable Living Fair

Legacy Park, Ft. Collins, CO.

Local economy, health & well-being, energy conservation, self-sufficiency, local economy. Exhibitors, workshops, family activities, hands-on experiences, speakers, entertainment. SustainableLivingFair.org

 

Sept. 16-18

10th Annual Border Food Summit

Esplendor Resort, Rio Rico, AZ

Co-hosted by Univ. of AZ Program on Food Security, Farm to Table, others. www.swmarketingnetwork.org

 

Sept. 20-22

Desert Conference 2012

Bend, Oregon

Forum for those who care about the high desert. Panel discussions, hikes, music. Wild & Scenic Film Fest kicks off the conference. Sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Sierra Club. 541.330.2638, http://onda.org/events/desert-conference-2012

 

Sept. 22-23

Pecos Studio Tour

Pecos, 20 minutes from Santa Fe

Large selection of paintings, pottery, textiles and more.

 

Sept. 23-26

American Indian Tourism Conference

Billings, Montana

Introducing America’s First Nations to the World” Info: 253.347.0337, ginger@gbspecialevents.com, www.aianta.org/aitc2012

 

Sept. 24-27

Algae Biomass Summit

Denver, CO

Technical presentations from researchers and scientists presented by the Algal Biomass Organization. www.algaebiomasssummit.org

 

Sept. 26-27

The Pecos Watershed and its Future

Brush Ranch in the Pecos Area

A workshop on the changing landscape: land uses, population, recreation demand, forest and watershed ecological conditions, fire ecology, climate change, range health and more. Registration: 505.757.3600 or upwa@pecoswatershed.org

 

Sept. 27, 4pm-Sept. 30, noon

EarthWalks Retreat

Bodhi Mandala Zen Center, Jemez Springs, NM

We are the ones we have been waiting for.” A gathering to discern what is being asked of us at this challenging time on our Mother Earth. Ceremony, storytelling, silence, dialogue, music making, fun, hot springs. Service opportunity at Jemez Pueblo. $250-$300 includes 9 home cooked meals and lodging. Non-refundable deposit due Sept. 15. 505.470.9753, earthwalks1@yahoo.com

 

Sept. 28-29, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Preparing for and Adapting to Drought in No. NM

Juniper Hill Center for Sus. Ag., Las Vegas, NM

Workshop info/registration: www.quiviracoalition.org

 

Sept. 28-29

North American Passive House Conference

Marriott City Center, Denver, CO.

Registration: $450/$550, Workshops, exhibitors, pre-conference events, post conference tour. www.pasivehouse.us/phc2012/

 

Sept. 28-Oct. 7

Taos Fall Arts Festival

Convention Center, Taos, NM

 

Sept. 29-30

Espanola Valley Arts Festival

Plaza in downtown Espanola

 

Oct. 5, 8 am-5:30 pm

Renewable Energy & Clean Technology Conference 2012

Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave., Las Cruces, NM

Info: 575.323.1575, carrie@nmgreenchamber.com, nmgreenchamber.org

 

Oct. 6, 12-6 pm

Spanapolooza

Espanola Skate Park

Live painting, poetry, music, skate and BMX competitions. Food & information booths from local organizations & nonprofits. Info: 505.927.9631 or spanapalooza@gmail.com

 

Oct. 6-7

Taos Wool Festival

Taos, NM

 

Oct. 10-15

Flagstaff Mtn. Film Fest

Orpheum Theater, Flagstaff, AZ

Celebrate independent filmmaking. Screenings, panel discussion and sneak peek of upcoming documentary Wrenched: The Legacy of the Monkey Wrench Gang. Tickets and details: www.flagstaffmountainfilms.org

 

Oct. 13-14

El Rito Studio Tour

El Rito, on NM 554 off Hwy. 84/285 NW of Espanola

Community of artists offer hand carved furniture, paintings, pottery, artist’s books, textiles, santos, local cuisine. 575.581.0155, elritostudiotour.org

 

Oct. 15 Deadline, Sept. Training

Value-Added Agri-Producer Grants

Maximum feasibility study grant: $100,000. Maximum working capital grant: $300,000. Matching funds required. Trainings in Albq. on 9/4, Santa Fe on 9/7, Farmington on 9/10, Las Vegas on 9/11, Las Cruces on 9/12, Hondo on 9/13. Info: Margaret@lasacequias.org or www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_VAPG.html

 

Oct. 20, 10 am-3 pm

Fiesta of Cultures

Coronado State Monument, Bernalillo, NM

Celebration of local Pueblo, Hispanic and Anglo traditions. Crafts, folk art, self-reliance demonstrations. Free. 505.867.5351

 

Red Willow Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays, 10 am-5 pm

Taos Pueblo, NM

Greenhouse and field-grown produce and more. redwillowfarmers@gmail.com

Tree Seedlings Available

New Mexico

The NM State Forestry Division’s distribution of 50 different species available for planting before winter. Available to landowners who own at least one-acre in NM and agree to use the trees for conservation purposes. Order at www.nmforestry.com or by mail-in form. Distribution Sept. 10-Oct. 12 by UPS or pick-up. www.nmforestry.com. 505.476.3353.

 

The Home Farming Revolution for Drylands

New book by Zoe Wilcox and Melanie Rubin is now available. A step-by-step guide to help you convert any plot of land into a micro-farm. Email info@homefarmingrevolution.com or visit www.homefarmingrevolution.com to download the book’s introduction for free. Available at Bookworks in Albq. and online.

Incubating NM Rural Food Producers

Free one-year project aimed at helping small food producers looking to expand. USDA and South Valley Economic Development Center have partnered to help small food producers in NM gain access to larger markets, received business training and assistance. Benefits of the program include: Access to SVEDC partners in areas such as marketing, distribution, micro-lending and business assistance; Access to SVEDC retail buyers such as Whole Foods, John Brooks and more. For info, contact Brandom@svedc.org, 505.301.3689. www.svedc.org

 

Rio Grande Return

Gifts from the River

Locally produced salsas, jams, honey, chocolates, soaps, lotions, incense and more. Supports local farmers, producers and the conservation of the Rio Grande. 505.466.1767, toll free: 866.466.1767, www.riograndereturn,com

 

Veterans Green Jobs Academy

Northern NM College, Espanola

Workforce training and specific degree programs to support military veterans in fully accredited academic certificate and degree programs in areas of environmental science related to renewable energy, hazardous materials response, forestry, sustainable agriculture, wildland fire science, construction trades and others. A partnership with the NM Dept. of Veterans Services. For more info, call Dr. Biggs at 505.747.5453 or visit www.nnmc.edu/vetacademy.htm.

 

NM Green Chamber of Commerce

The NM Green Chamber of Commerce, with chapters around the state, has a business directory that is a great resource for conscious consumers looking for locally owned and environmentally friendly businesses in their area.  Contribute to a sustainable future by supporting businesses in your city/town that are striving to be leaders in green business practices. Info: 505.859.3433, info@nmgreenchamber.com, http://nmgreenchamber.com/members?page=2

 

 

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