May 2013

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – May 2013



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,


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,


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,

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,



May 10-11


NM Film & Media Industry Conference


Embassy Suites


Presented by the NM Film Office.


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,


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,


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,


June 8-9


New Mexico GreenBuilt Tour




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,




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,


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.



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 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.





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