Sept. 6-7

Essentials for Healthy Homes

SF Community College

Training course. Info:,, 505.428.1445


Sept. 8-9, 4-7 pm

Dancing Earth Workshop

SF Art Institute

Community Engagement workshop integrating movement and related arts to address themes of water from personal, local and community perspectives. $20. Lecture/reception 9/10, 6 pm $10/$5.


Sept. 6-9

Burning of Zozobra and Santa Fe Fiesta

Plaza and various venues



Sept. 9, 11 am

A Conversation with Jay Coghlan

Collected Works Bookstore

Coghlan is director of Nuclear Watch NM. Sponsored by Journey Santa Fe. Info:


Sept. 11, 10 am-2:30 pm

Finding Blessings and Beauty in a Broken World

Workshop with Robert Francis “Mudman” Johnson for people wishing to make a difference in the world and in their personal healing. $33 or donation. 505.954.4495,,


Sept. 14, 5-10 pm

Lyme Disease Awareness Benefit

Inn & Spa at Loretto

Fine art auction of well-known artists, live music, sumptuous food, brief talks from health professionals. Fundraising to assist Nicteha Cohen (, who is suffering from Lyme. Suggested donation: $25. Info: 505.820.2653


Sept.10-11, 8:30 am-5 pm

SF Hilton Plaza

NM Water Law SuperConference

Brings together many of the state’s top experts to address critical water issues facing NM. Keynote by Scott A. Verhines, PE, State Engineer. Tuition: $695/person. 800.873.7130,


Sept. 14, 107 pm; Sept. 15, 10 am-4 pm

Operation Kidsafe

SF Mazda Volvo, 2704 Cerrillos Rd.

Free digital fingerprint and photo safety program. The only record goes to the parent. 505.471.6700, 866.962.5487


Sept. 14-16

Storyshards Gathering for Women

Upaya Zen Center

A retreat with Merle Letkoff, Lisl Dennis, Ann-Marie McKelvey and Eido Francis Carney. A fusion of personal story, creativity and the Science of Surprise. 505.986.8518, ext. 12 or


Sept. 15-16

Pojoaque River Art Tour

Pojoaque River Valley, 16 mi. north of SF

Multicultural exhibitors, 12 studios, 2 artists’ markets, 33 artists.


Sept. 15-16, 10 am-4 pm

Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale

Laboratory of Anthropology, Museum Hill

Native American art from top collectors; from historic rugs and baskets to contemporary pottery and jewelry. Proceeds fund Museum of Indian Arts & Culture’s exhibits and education programs. 505.982.7799, ext. 3;


Sept. 15, 4-6 pm Intro; Sept. 16, 9 am-5 pm

Lessons in the Heart and Science of Resiliency from the Aspen Tree

Randall Davey Audubon Center

Inspiration and strategies from nature. Wellness education class presented by Larry Glover or the Wild Resiliency Institute. Sponsored by the Santa Fe Soul Foundation. $50. Some scholarships available. Info/Registration: 505.690.5939,,


Sept. 17-17

Green Appraisal Workshop

SF Community College

Non-credit, workshop-style training. Info: 505.428.1445 or


Sept. 21-23


A “pop-up” revitalization of St. Michael’s Dr. Corridor that includes events, presentations, performances, temporary businesses, artists’ projects, YouthWorks’ Teen Night and more. Volunteers are needed to help coordinate, set up and operate this big event.


Sept. 21, 6 pm

Creative SF: Imagined Futures

M&J Event Center, 1708 St. Michael’s Dr. (next to Rob & Charlie’s Bikes)

RE-Mike keynote Candy Chang will discuss how art can be used in communities to improve public spaces and revolutionize how we interact in our communities. $10/$5. 505.988.1234,


Sept. 21, 6:30 pm

9th Annual Guardians Gala

SF Farmers’ Market Pavilion

Celebrate the Gila Bioregion with WildEarth Guardians. Keynote speaker: Cristina Eisenberg. Gourmet vegan dinner, silent auction, entertainment. $100/person. 505.988.9126, ext. 0,


Sept. 21-22, 9 am-4:30 pm

Caring for Arroyos in Your Neighborhood

Genoveva Chavez Center

Improve arroyo functionality, safety and ecological health. Presented by the SF Watershed Assn. Registration:


Sept. 21-24

Meditation Retreat

Center for Native American Integrative Healing, 227 E. Palace, Ste. B

Includes sweat lodge and dharma talk. 505.503.5093,


Sept. 22-26

Permaculture Retreat

Teacher training with Scott Pittma, Larry Santoyo and Larry Littlebird

Lots of Life Farm, 20 miles no. of SF



Sept. 25, 1-3 pm

Sustainable Technologies Community Collaboration

SF Community College

Networking/resource development event includes presentations by educators, tech manufacturers, project developers and tour of Biofuels Center of Excellence lab. Financial support for sustainable tech and agriculture will be discussed.


Sept. 26, 1-4 pm

Organic Farm Walk

Learn “farmscaping,” nature’s pest management. Workshop hosted by Thomas & Mary Dixon at their organically certified Green Tractor Farm. Pre-registration requested: 505.889.9921,


Sept. 28-29, 7:30 pm

Dancing Earth Performance

The Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco

Walking at the Edge of Water” A collective of inter-tribal dance artists under the direction of choreographer Rulan Tangen. $20-$45. 505.988.1234,


Sept. 29, 10 am-1 pm

SW Women in Conservation

Randall Davey Audubon Center

Recognize, honor and engage with conservation leaders. Catered luncheon. $45/$25. RSVP by 9/14 to 505.983.4609, ext. 24 or


Sept. 29

Harvest for Health Festival

Railyard Park

Family-friendly evenet. Hands-on harvest, fitness activities, workshops and booths. 505.316.3596,,


Sept. 29-30

Gathering 4 Mother Earth

Pojoaque Ben’s Gathering Site, 1.8 miles from Hwy. 84/285 interchange on Hwy. 502 W.

16th annual “Healing for a Peaceful World.” Honoring youth & elders, workshops, ceremony, talking circles, healing arts, arts & education booths, food, music & Native dances, relay run, raffle. Open to all. 505.747.3259,


Oct. 6-7

Harvest Festival

El Rancho de las Golandrinas

334 Los Pinos Rd., La Cienega

Living history museum dedicated to Spanish Colonial NM. Local artisans and musicians. 505.471.2261


Oct. 8-13

Help Build a Habitat for Humanity House, 505.982.1774


Oct. 10, 8:30 am-4 pm

2012 SW Trails Conference

SF Convention Center

What our trails need beyond dirt: cooperation, collaboration and leadership” Host by the SF Conservation Trust and the Trails Alliance of SF. Presenters, exhibitors. 505.989.7019 or


Oct. 10-13

Intl. Mtn. Biking Assn. World Summit

SF Convention Center

Educational forum to share ideas about sustainable trail design, conservation, bicycle tourism & economic development, trail advocacy and public lands policy. Opening reception, group rides, co-hosted events. $432/$480.


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. Details and registration:


Oct. 13

Institute of American Indian Art’s 50th Anniversary Celebration


Tuesdays and Saturdays, 7 am-12 pm

Santa Fe Farmers’ Market

1607 Paseo de Peralta (& Guadalupe)

Northern NM farmers & ranchers bring you fresh greenhouse tomatoes, greens, root veggies, cheese, teas, herbs, spices, honey, baked goods, Southwestern body care and much more.


Sundays, 10 am-4 pm

Railyard Artisan Market

Farmers’ Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Live music, food and over 30 artists.


Saturdays, Approx. 2 pm

Meet Your Farmer

Joe’s Dining, Rodeo & Zia

A lunch experience. An opportunity to ask questions about farming, enjoy a local meal and meet farmers who grow NM foods. Vendors from the farmers’ market have an after-market lunch and meet the community. Info:

Saturdays, 4 pm

Unicopia Green Radio

KTRC – 1260 am

A weekly show with Faren Dancer. Our culture is requiring a major shift in how we relate to the Earth. Our fossil fuel-based economy is poised for transition to a renewable future. Each show explores the issues, politics, science, and the evolution of consciousness impacting the balancing of life on our planet.


Starting in September

Weekend Permaculture Design Course

Taos, NM

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


Santa Fe Creative Tourism Workshops, Classes and Experiences


Designing Your Well-Lived Future Workshops

Are you a single, working parent or retiring Boomer looking for community and a simpler, walkable lifestyle? Join a series of planning/design sessions aimed at developing floor plans, shared amenities and cluster possibilities where residents get more from sustainable designs. Tour a cohousing community and develop ideas of alternatives to current suburban choices. For more info, contact Brian Skeele: 505.310.1797, or visit

7th Edition of “Day Hikes in the Santa Fe Area”

Features 56 destinations, new reconfigured hikes with maps and photos, safety tips, resource guide. Available in local bookstores.

Unwanted Mail and Phone Books

Opt-out of unwanted phone books, catalogs, credit card solicitations. Free service will help SF shed thousands of pounds of waste and dollars in costs. http://santafe/


Borrow a Kill-A-Watt Device

Main Library and Southside Branch

Electricity Measuring Devices may be checked out for 28 days or call any reference desk.


Save A Ton Recycling Campaign

The city of Santa Fe and the SF New Mexican have launched a campaign to double recycling in Santa Fe in one year. Santa Feans score way below state and national averages. For a city with its own recycling facility that envisions becoming a Zero Waste community, we can do better! Find info on the Save A Ton campaign at and click on Green Line or on Facebook. 505.955.2209


Sustainable Growth Management Plan for SF County

Hard copies $20, CDs $2. Contact Melissa Holmes, 505.995.2717 or The SGMP is also available on the county website: and can be reviewed at SF Public libraries and the County Administrative Building, 102 Grant Ave.


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