May 2, 5:30-7:30 pm

 

Green Drinks

 

Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd St. NW

 

Network with people interested in local business, clean energy and other green issues. Speakers’ topic: Albuquerque’s new recycling program and the state of recycling in NM. Hosted by the Albuquerque & Rio Rancho Green Chamber of Commerce. Info: 505.244.3700, lindsay@nmgreenchamber.com

 

May 3, 5:30-7:30 pm

 

Culture’s Night Out

 

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Pottery Room, 2301 12th St. NW

 

Learn about the groundbreaking work of young Native artists. Food, art activities, door prizes and more. Party on the Patio afterward. 505.724.3539, indianpueblo.org

 

May 4 Exhibition Opening

 

Curanderismo: Healing and Ritual

 

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, UNM Campus

 

Exhibit focuses on the traditional healing practice, which began in Mexico and spread to the Southwest. 5/4, 1-4 pm: Annual Food and Life program with herbalist Tomas Enos and curandera Tonita Gonzales. Free.

 

May 4, 2-3:30 pm

 

Intro to Food Forests

 

Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd. NW

 

Traditions Garden Lecture Series #1. What can we learn from natural forests to create more sustainable farms, gardens, local communities and support wildlife? Presented by permaculture diplomat Patty Parks-Wasserman. Free. Reservations: 505.897.8831

 

May 4, 4-8 pm Opening; Through June 8

 

SEEDS: A Collective Voice

 

Downtown Contemporary Gallery, 105 4th St. SW

 

Multimedia arts exhibit brings together over 60 artists, poets, storytellers, farmers, activists and others from around the world to raise awareness on seed preservation and GMO issues. 505.771.3166, info@avokado.net

May 8, 9-10:30 am

 

Funding for Local Food Entreprneurs

 

MRCOG Agri-Collaborative, 809 Copper Ave.

 

A panel of 5 local experts will share opportunities for NM growers and value-added food producers to access grants and loans. Info: 505.724.3617, asimon@mrcog-nm.gov

 

 

May 10-11

 

NM Film & Media Industry Conference

 

Embassy Suites

 

Presented by the NM Film Office. info@nmfilm.com

 

May 11, 7 am-12 pm

 

Native Seeds/Search Plant Sale

 

Los Ranchos Growers Market, Los Ranchos

 

Heirloom and landrace varieties of annual fruit, veggie and flower starts.

 

May 31, 6-10 pm

 

Trailblazers en el Camino

 

National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW

 

Honoring Hispanic Legacies of Hispanic Supreme Court Justices in NM. Keynote speaker: Justice Edward L. Chavez, 2013 honoree: Justice Dan Sosa Jr. 505.766.9858, www.nhccfoundation.org

 

May 31, 7-8:30 pm

 

Eating for Your Health

 

ABQ Peace & Justice Center, Corner of Silver & Harvard SE

 

Presentation by Susan Clair, MCRP/MPA on healthy lifestyle and plant-based nutrition. $5 suggested donation. Info: 505.321.8649, clair@nmia.com

 

June 5, 5:30-7:30 pm

 

Green Drinks

 

Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd St. NW

 

Network with people interested in local business, clean energy and other green issues. Hosted by the Albuquerque & Río Rancho Green Chamber of Commerce. Info: 505.244.3700, lindsay@nmgreenchamber.com

 

June 8-9

 

New Mexico GreenBuilt Tour

 

505.410.7703, http://www.usgbcnm.org

 

June 10-13

 

Developing Tribal Energy Resources and Economies

 

Sandia Resort and Casino

 

Tribal lands make up about 5 percent of the land in the US, but hold up to 15 percent of the nation’s energy resources. Conference topics: right-of-way negotiations with utility companies, self-generation of energy for tribal communities, and deep shale exploration and development. $495. 505.924.2820, www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1155048

 

Daily

 

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, www.nmnaturalhistory.org

 

Through October, 9:30 am-2:30 pm

 

Xeriscape Garden Club

 

ABQ Garden Center, 10120 Lomas NE

 

Families are invited to visit the Wildlife Habitat Garden. Hands-on activities for children to learn about wildlife habitats and the importance of pollinators. Free. www.xericgardenclub.org

 

 

Southwest Barter Club

 

Healthcare using Barter Bucks instead of cash or insurance. Access to acupuncture, chiropractic, eye care, fitness and more. 505.715.2889, www.southwestbarterclub.com

 

Beneficial Farms CSA

 

Weekly distribution at La Montañita 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.