Through Oct. 7

Taos Fall Arts Festival

Convention Center and Galleries. Taos, NM

Includes Wool Festival (www.taoswoolfestival.org), installations, awards and activities.

 

Oct. 5, 8 am-5:30 pm

Renewable Energy & Clean Technology Conference 2012

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

NM’s Clean Energy Future. Address by Sen. Jeff Bingaman. Green Business Expo free to the public. Registration: $65/$40/$20. 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. 9, 5-6:30 pm Reception; 6:30 book signing

Amy Goodman and Denis Moynahan

Old Martina’s Hall, Ranchos de Taos, NM

Reception, talk and book signing for “The Silenced Majority, Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance & Hope” Reception honoring Miguel Santistevan, Margaret Garcia, Luis Pena and Pat Leahan: $80/person, $150/couple. Benefits Cultural Energy & KCEI 90.1 FM. Talk: $12/$10/$8. Info: 575.758.9791, http://culturalenergy.org

 

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. 12-13

Traditional Agriculture and Sustainable Living Conference

Northern NM College, Espanola

In the spirit of 2012, Embracing Traditional Knowledge in a New Era.” Keynote speakers: Paul Stamets and Oscar Olivera. Also Winona LaDuke and many other respected presenters. Details and registration: www.4bridges.org

 

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. 505.747.5488, https://sites.google.com/a/nnmc.edu/historias/

 

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. Info: Margaret@lasacequias.org or www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_VAPG.html

 

Oct. 18, 6:30-8:30 pm

Aldo & Estella Leopold Residency Lecture

Fechin Museum Studio, Taos

Quivira Coalition Exec. Dir. Courtney White will present: The Land Ethic in the 21st Century: A View from Aldo Leopold’s Mi Casita in Tres Piedras. www.aldoleopold.org

 

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

 

Oct. 26-28, 10 am-4 pm

Rug Rag Festival & Gift Show

Farmington, NM

Presented by the NM Women’s Foundation. www.nmwf.org

 

Nov. 9-11

Move to Amend Southwest

Denver, Colorado

End corporate rule. Legalize democracy. Regional gathering of activists and supporters. 707.269.0984, alanna@movetoamend.org, https://movetoamend.org/events/denver-co-move-amend-southwest-regional-convergence

 

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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