Dec. 1-2

Northern NM Birth Summit

Northern NM College, Espanola

This summit will recognize and elevate the sacredness of birth by listening and integrating childbirth experiences from doulas, midwives, mothers and fathers. Explore ancient and modern wisdom from diverse northern NM traditions. Panel discussions, talking circles, music, vendors. Info: www.yvksummit@gmail.com; Presented by Tewa Women United: www.Tewa WomenUnited.org

 

Dec. 5, 10 am-12 pm

Forest Restoration Grant Workshop

208 Cruz Alta Road, Taos

Carson National Forest is hosting a free grant-writing workshop. The program provides cost-share grants to collaborative groups working on projects to reduce wildfire threats, improve watersheds and create local jobs. Info: 575.758.6344, rehurtado@fs.fed.us

 

Dec. 5, 10 am-3:30 pm

Tucumcari Convention Center

Northeastern NM Prairie Partners Meeting

Fourth annual meeting. Topics: Long-term climate trends in NM, hunting regulations on state land, economics of brush control and invasive species, NRCS conservation easement programs, private lands biologists, more. Info: 505.946.2029, robert_martin@tnc.org

 

Dec. 7

Taos Feeds Taos Benefit Concert

Hosted by Taos band Last To Know and KTAOS. Free admission with 5 or more cans of food donation. Info: 575.751.7999, email: tft@taosfeedstaos.org, taosfeedstaos.org

 

Dec. 30-Jan. 1

Ancient Practices to Enhance Our Modern Lives

Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM

A contemplative retreat that includes simple movement, breathing exercises, stillness, ritual, food as medicine and the role of a holistic lifestyle in achieving a balanced life. Info: 505.685.4333, ext. 4121, www.GhostRanch.org

 

March 2-3

Global Acequia Symposium

Convention Center, Las Cruces, NM

Acequias and the Future of Resilience in Global Perspective” Project partners include NMSU, UNM, Sandia Laboratories and the NM Acequia Association. Info: 505.995.9644

 

Llama Rescue Adventure Raffle

Contribute funds for unwanted or abandoned llamas. Only 100 tickets available. $100 donation. Win a 5-day/4-night Taos Adventure Vacation Package (value: over $2,000) that includes 3-day llama trekking, 1-night stay at the Taos Inn, 1-night stay at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort/Spa. Drawing on Jan. 15. 800.758.LAMA, www.LlamaAdventures.com/llama-rescue.html

 

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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