Through Aug. 23

Viva Flora! Treasured Plants of NM

SF Community Gallery, SF Convention Center

Exhibit co-sponsored by the SF Botanical Garden features 30 artists. Includes historic, endangered and native plants.

 

Through Dec. 12, 5:45 pm

Local Organic Meals on a Budget Classes

Kitchen Angels, 1222 Siler Rd.

90-minute classes, second and fourth Wednesday each month. Participants enjoy tastings of the meal being prepared. $18., Free for WIC and EBT recipients. Presented by Kitchen Angels, Home Grown NM, SF Farmers’ Market Institute. Info: 505.982.8285, 505.473.1403, www.localorganicmeals.com

 

Through Jan. 5, 2014

New World Cuisine: Histories of Chocolate, Maté y Más

Museum of International Folk Art

Exhibit focuses on the mixing of food cultures in the Americas. 505.476.1200, internationalfolkart.org

 

Through March 16, 2014

Cowboys Real and Imagined

NM History Museum

This exhibit explores NM’s contribution to the cowboys of both myth and reality from the 1600s to the present day.

 

July 6, 4 pm

Ampersand Open House

Cerrillos, NM

Sustainable Learning Center site tour. $10 suggested donation, 5 pm potluck. www.ampersandproject.org

 

July 7, 9:30-11 am

The New Understanding of Ecosystems: Soil, Air, Water and Life

Railyard Park Community Room

Your home landscape as a patch of a community landscape ecosystem. This workshop will summarize the most significant research of a new understanding of this relatively new science. One of a free 3-part series presented by Railyard Stewards. 505.204.4375

 

July 8-26

2nd Annual ArtFest

SF University of Art and Design

This festival brings together students and faculty from around the world for academic and artistic workshops, cultural activities and social events. Courses on creative writing, sculpture, Latin American and southwestern architecture and recording arts. www.artfestsf.com

 

July 9, 11:30 am

Not My Life Screening

Bishop’s Lodge, 1297 Bishop’s Lodge Rd.

SF Council on Intl. Relations hosts a documentary directed by Academy Award nominee Robert Bilheimer on human trafficking, followed by lunch and a panel discussion with author Marty Braniff, author/Attorney General Gary King and others. $32/$26. Register: sfcir.org or 505.982.4931

 

July 10, 6-8 pm

Landscaping with Native Plants

Community Gallery, SF Convention Center

Lecture by Tracy Neal

 

July 10, 7:30 pm

Festival Au Desert: Caravan for Peace Concert

The Lensic

Three musical groups representing Mali’s renowned festival in exile make their US touring debut. Soulful Malian blues, traditional Tuareg women’s trance rhythms and electric modern sounds of the Malian desert. Presented by the SFIFAM and Globalquerque! Tickets: $25-$40. 505.988.1234, TicketsSantaFe.org

 

July 11, 5-9 pm

SF Intl. Folk Art Market Community Celebration

Railyard Park

Market Artists Procession, West African Highlife Band, community Japanese kite flying, artist demos, food trucks, more.

 

July 11-14

Art Santa Fe

SF Convention Center

A mix of work from contemporary galleries from all over the world, art installations and emerging artists and dealers. Gala opening 7/11, 5-8 pm. Info: 505.988.8883, inquiries@artsantafe.com, www.artsantafe.com. Tickets: 505.988.1234, www.lensic.org

 

July 12, 6:30-9 pm

SF Intl. Folk Art Market Opening Party

Milner Plaza, Museum Hill

A global gathering under the stars. Shopping, dancing to music by TradiSon, food and drink. $175. ($125. tax-deductible)

 

July 13-14

SF Intl. Folk Art Market

Milner Plaza, Museum Hill

10th annual market. 190 artists from 60 countries come together to offer handmade artworks. 7/13: Early bird market: $50, $15 adv/$20 day of event, 7/14: $10 adv/$15 day of event. 505.992.7600, askus@folkartmarket.org, www.folkartmarket.org

 

July 13, 10 am-12 pm

Grilling in the Park

Frenchy’s Community Garden (Agua Fria & Osage)

Learn how simple it is to prepare your fresh garden veggies. Presented by Jenna Proctor from the Daughter’s Kitchen. 505.473.1403, homegrownnewmexico@gmail.com, www.homegrownnewmexico.org

 

July 13

Everything About Water Class

County Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Rd.

Options for watering your garden from large-scale collection to simple ollas installed next to your plants. No registration required. Presented by the SF Master Gardener Association. Info: Sfmga.org/events-calendar

 

Begins July 17, Every Wed., 5:30-8 pm

Business Development Workshops

SF Business Incubator, 3900 Paseo del Sol

Six week series for beginners will provide tools to grow your business. $129 for series or $29 per class. Presented by WESST. Some scholarships available. 505.474.6556

July 17, 9:30-11 am

The Community Landscape as an Ecosystem: Yours, Mine and Ours

Railyard Park Community Room

Workshop examines the whys and hows of a new paradigm of community and landscape as a sustainable ecosystem. Focuses specifically on the phenomenon of cities and communities and the challenge of making them sustainable ecosystems. Presented by Railyard Stewards. Free. 505.204.4375

July 17, 5:30-7 pm

Local Organic Meals on a Budget

SF School of Cooking (125 N. Guadalupe)

Handmade pizza with garden veggies. With Roland and Sheila Richter (Joe’s Dining). Comp appetizers and tastings. $22. Advance registration required. 505.471.7780

July 18-27

NM Jazz Festival

Indoor and outdoor venues in ABQ and SF

Renowned jazz artists, National Endowment for the Arts jazz masters and local musicians. 505.268.0044

July 19-21

Grand Opening Celebration

SF Botanical Garden at Museum Hill

7/19, 6-8 pm: Gala benefit reception $125; 7/20, 9 am-5 pm (10 am-noon Grand Opening/ribbon cutting): Members Only Day (purchase at gate); 7/21, 9 am-5 pm: Free community day with activities for all ages. Music, refreshments. 505.471.9103, info@santafebotanicalgarden.org

 

July 24, 7 am-3 pm

Solar Fundraising Brunch

Café Fina, 624 Old Las Vegas Hwy.

Join New Energy Economy’s efforts to solarize the Tesuque Fire Station. Details: newenergyeconomy@gmail.com

 

July 26-28

Rights of Nature Workshop

Explore the foundational principles of this rising global movement and examine case studies. Workshop and community conversation led by noted authors Osprey Orielle Lake and Shannon Biggs. Sliding scale: $50-$300. Scholarships for community members. Info/registration: 505.986.9232 or info@allianceforearth.org

 

July 26-28

Traditional Spanish Market

The Plaza

Homemade traditional art from hundreds of local Hispanic artists, as well as ongoing live music and dance, art demos and regional foods. 505.982.2226, market@spanishcolonial.org

 

July 27-28

Contemporary Hispanic Market

The Plaza

Arts & crafts made by Hispanic artists living in NM. 505.296.2749, Ramonave@swcp.com

 

July 28, 9 am start

Kitchen Garden and Coop Tour

Six locations with seven beautiful backyard gardens. Self-paced tour with homeowners as the main guides with help from Master Gardeners. Chickens, bees and other self-sustaining elements such as solar, water catchment and more. Tickets $35: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/397515, Info: 505.473.1403, homegrownnewmexico@gmail.com, Tour map: homegrownnewmexico.org

 

July 31, 9:30-11 am

The Path to a Sustainable Community Ecosystem: Plans, Plants and Practices

Railyard Park Community Room

The final workshop of a 3-part series will attempt to answer “What can I do now in my own garden or landscape?” Presented by Railyard Stewards. Free. 505.204.4375

 

Aug. 10

Edible Gardening

County Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Rd.

Tips for growing herbs and vegetables. No registration required. Presented by the SF Master Gardener Association. Info: Sfmga.org/events-calendar

 

Wednesdays 11 am-5 pm

Farmers and Crafts Market

Poeh Tower, Pojoaque Pueblo (78 Cities of Gold Rd.)

EBT and WIC accepted. 505.455.9086

 

Thurs., Fri., Sat., 4-6 pm

Native Artists Showcase

Hotel Lobby, Buffalo Thunder Resort, Pojoaque, NM

Advanced Poeh Cultural Center student and faculty artwork and demonstrations. Through August. Free.www.facebook.com/NativeArtistsShowcase/info

 

Last two weeks of July

Learn to Save Money on Energy in Your Home

Home energy audit workshop with Jessica Lehmann. Sponsored by the city of Santa Fe. Details: 505.955.4204, jalehmann@santafe.gov

 

Slow Food Dinner and a Book

August book: Cooked. Author Michael Pollan explores the cook’s special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture. Once a month, Slow Food members get together in a private home to discuss a book over a potluck dinner. Info: 505.474.3896, slowfoodsantafe@gmail.com

 

Aug. 6, 6-8 pm

Public Art, Censorship and the Visual Rights Act

Community Gallery, SF Convention Center

Panel discussion includes topics such as First Amendment to the Constitution and the US obscenity law, current incidents of censorship in the arts and their relationship to public funding, the Visual Artists Rights Act. 505.955.6705, rdlambert@santafenm.gov

 

Aug. 11-12

Renewable Energy Investment Conference

Co-hosted by Sen. Tom Udall’s office. Details TBA

 

Aug. 17-18

Santa Fe Indian Market

The Plaza and surrounding streets

More than 1,000 Native artists sell jewelry, pottery, weavings, paintings, clothing and sculpture at this event, which many consider the most prestigious Native art fair in the US. Visitors scan also see the Native American Clothing Contest, the Native Cinema Showcase, attend docent and artist lectures and take in concerts. 505.983.5220, swaia.org

 

Aug. 30-31

Robert Mirabal: Music and Myth

Santa Fe Opera

Musician/storyteller Robert Mirabal, from Taos Pueblo, with a troupe of musicians and pueblo dancers.

Filming for a national PBS TV special. Tickets: 505.986.5900, www.santafeopera.org/tickets

 

9 am-4 pm daily except Weds.

Community Farm Project

1820 San Ysidro, Village of Agua Fría

Volunteers of any age needed. 80 percent of the produce is given to the Food Depot and distributed to 120 organizations. sfcommunityfarm@gmail.com, www.santafacommunityfarm.org

 

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. www.artmarketsantafe.com

 

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: Sheila@joesdining.com

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.

 

Santa Fe Creative Tourism Workshops, Classes and Experiences

http://santafecreativetourism.org/

 

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/catalogchoice.org

 

Borrow a Kill-A-Watt Device

Main Library and Southside Branch

Electricity Measuring Devices may be checked out for 28 days www.santafelibrary.org 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 www.sfnewmexican.com 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 msholmes@santafecounty.org. The SGMP is also available on the county website: www.santafecounty.org/growth_management/sgmp and can be reviewed at SF Public libraries and the County Administrative Building, 102 Grant Ave.

 

 

 

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