March 5 Opening

Iron Tribe 2015

NMHU’s Burris Hall Gallery, 903 National Ave., Las Vegas, NM

International group show of sculpture featuring work by Highlands University fine arts professor David Lobdell. Accompanying events run through March 7.

 

March 10, 7-8:30 pm

Jump-Start Your Gardening

PEEC Nature Center, Los Alamos

Natali Steinberg will explain how to start from seed indoors. $40/$32 for two-part program. Registration required. 505.662.0460, Programs@PajaritoEEC.org, www.PajaritoEEC.org

 

March 19, 7 pm

Wetland Restoration in NM Desert Grasslands

PEEC Nature Center, 3540 Orange St., Los Alamos

Karla Sartor will discuss birds and plants where habitat is threatened by overgrazing and climate change and how restoration techniques can be applied to the Pajarito Plateau. Free. 505.662.0460, Programs@PajaritoEEC.org, www.PajaritoEEC.org

 

March 28, 9 am-4:30 pm

Composting Workshop

Old County Courthouse, 811 Cam. del Pueblo, Bernalillo

Comprehensive workshop. Home composting basics and soil amendment, composting with worms, bucket composting with the Bokashi Method. Sandoval County Extension Service. Free. 505.867.2582, register@nmcomposters.org, sandovalmastergardeners.org

 

March 28, 10 am-5 pm; March 29, 10 am-4 pm

Río Rancho Home and Remodeling Show

Santa Ana Star Center

250 booths. Renowned experts in remodeling and home improvement. Free admission until 11 am. $5 for the rest. Kids under 12 free.

 

April 15 Application Deadline

Chautauqua Program

Statewide

The NM Humanities Council is looking for individuals who perform living history and/or deliver a talk on an intriguing humanities topic. The free programs take place at nonprofit organizations. Applications: 505.633.7371, jbaca@nmhum.org, www.nmhum.org

 

Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-1 pm and Saturday

Pajarito Environmental Education Center

3540 Orange St., Los Alamos, NM

Nature center and outdoor education programs. Exhibits of flora and fauna of the Pajarito Plateau; herbarium, live amphibians, butterfly and xeric gardens. Tuesday-Saturday. Free. 505.662.0460, Programs@PajaritoEEC.org, www.pajaritoeec.org

 

Chama Peak Land Alliance Benefit Raffle

Supports responsible land stewardship in the San Juan-Río Grande watersheds of Colorado and New Mexico. Tickets: $100/$50. Drawing May 1, 2015. www.chamapeak.org/raffle/

 

Call for Papers

Earth USA 2015

8th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Construction with Earthen Materials

Abstract submission form online closes April 10. Conference will be held at the NM Museum of Art in Santa Fe, Oct. 2-4. Organized by Adobe in Action. Earthusa.org

 

Río 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 Río Grande. 505.466.1767, toll free: 866.466.1767, www.riograndereturn.com

 

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: 505.244.3700, info@nmgreenchamber.com, www.nmgreenchamber.com