December 2012

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque


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.


Dec. 5. 5:30-7:30 pm

Green Drinks

Hotel Andaluz, 125 Second St. NW

Networking event. Live and silent auction. Bid to win presents/gifts for family & friends. Light fare. $20 donation includes drink and raffle ticket. Free parking with hotel validation. 505.244.3700,, http:/


Dec. 5, 5:30-8 pm

Green Tie Party

Location: TBA

US Green Building Council-NM annual event brings together chapter members and non-members for socializing, networking and recognition of the year’s accomplishments. Food, entertainment. $15-$20. Open to the public. 505.277.0474


Dec. 7, 4-7 pm

Holiday Jubilee-Open House

South Valley Economic Development Center, 318 Isleta Blvd. SW

The Mixing Bowl’s value-added product showcase, Delicious NM unveils the new Tiendita of locally-sourced products, Edible Santa Fe’s Local Food Hero awards. Live music, food and gift sales. Free.


Dec. 8, 9 am-4 pm

NM Pueblo Fiber Arts Guild Show & Sale

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Celebrate the revival of Pueblo textiles. Meet Louie Garcia, his students and other Pueblo fiber artists. Demonstrations of weaving, embroidery, spinning, basketry and more. Info: 505.363.1294 or


Dec. 9, 12 pm

NMSEA 40th Anniversary Celebration

So. B’way Cultural Center, 1025 B’way Blvd. SE

The NM Solar Energy Association’s new television series Renewable NM will be premiered, and memories and stories from years past will be shared. Reservations: or 505.246.0400,

Dec. 12, 9-10:30 am

Agriculture Collaborative Meeting

Mid-Region Council of Governments of NM, 809 Copper NW

Topic: Agritourism survey results. 505.724.3617,


Dec. 14 Deadline

Bernalillo County Strategic Plan

Public comment through 12/14. Covers various issues, objectives and acquisitions. Visit “BernCo View” on the county website:


Jan. 9, 9-10:30 am

Agriculture Collaborative Meeting

Mid-Region Council of Governments of NM, 809 Copper NW

Topic: Marketing for Local Growers. 505.724.3617,


February 15-16

NM Organic Farming Conference

Mariott Albquerque Pyramid North

Presented by Farm-to-Table (, NM Dept. of Agriculture (, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service ( Registration: $100 (2-days) or $65 (one-day). Info: 505.473.1004, ext. 10 (Santa Fe); 505.889.9921 (Albuquerque)




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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