August 2013

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – August 2013



Aug. 3, 9 am-4 pm

Gardens of the Camino Real

South Valley

Annual garden tour sponsored by the Council of ABQ Garden Clubs, featuring seven gardens in an historic area. Tour only: $10, lunch: $12. Tickets from most local nurseries and at the ABQ Garden Center or

Aug. 3, 10 am

Rally at the Río

Central and Tingley near the BioPark (2700 Central SW)

Members of more than 12 environmental groups will demand action to combat climate change. Info:,

Aug. 7, 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. Presentation by Cindy Murray of UWE Partners on Glass Half-full Solutions for the Colorado River Basin, and Katherine Yuhas, water conservation officer, ABQ Bernalillo County Water Authority on The Current Drought and the Future of Water Resources Management in the Middle Río Grande Valley. Hosted by the Albuquerque & Río Rancho Green Chamber of Commerce. Info: 505.244.3700,

Aug. 10, 10:30-11:30

Fall Vegetable Gardening Seminar

Jericho Nursery, 6921 Pan American NE

Horticulturalist Jim Sais will explain what cool-season veggies can be started in August for fall harvest and how to feed them. $5.

Aug. 11, 12 pm

Kitchen Garden & Coop Tour

Six locations with farms, orchards, backyard chickens, bees and other community homesteading features like water catchment. Tickets: $35 at Info: 505.473.1403,

Aug. 11, 12 pm

Garden with Kids

Skarsgard Farms Urban Agri-Education Center, 3435 Stanford Dr. NE

$10. 505.473.1403,


Aug. 23, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Desert Gardening in Drought Conditions

Sandoval County Ext. Off., 711 Cam. del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM

Free public workshop presented by Sandoval County Master Gardener Group. Learn about soil amending, mulching, shading, desert composting, plant selection, water-wise usage, clay pot irrigation, water harvesting and more. Registration required: 505.867.2582

Aug. 24

Gala Fundraiser

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Celebrating Pueblo Indian Culture. An evening of art, food, dance, history. Individual ticket: $100; table: $1,200.

Aug. 25, 11 am-3 pm

2013 ABQ Tomato Fiesta

Abq. Garden Center, 10120 Lomas NE (at Eubank)

Heirloom tomato tasting, live music, garden trade fair, cooking demos, plant clinic with master gardeners, more. $5, children under 12 free. 505.292.7144,

Aug. 29

Sustainable Business Summit

Crown Plaza Hotel, 1901 University Blvd. NE

Recognizes NM organizations for whom green is integral to the way they conduct business. Co-hosted by the Albuquerque Business First publication. Half-day with an expo and awards luncheon. Tickets: 505.348.8326,

Sept. 7, 6 pm-midnight

Una Noche en España

Hotel Albuquerque

Annual gala for the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation. Reception, dinner, dance, entertainment, silent and live auction. 505.766.9858,

Sept. 14

Upcycle Fashion Show Gala

ABQ/Río Rancho NMGCC Chapter fundraiser extravaganza. Fashion show and silent auction.


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.



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