Sept. 5-6, 10 am-5 pm

 Chama Valley Studio Tour

 Galleries in Chama, Brazos, Los Ojos and Laguna Vista. Maps at the Chama Station Inn. 575.756.2315, Chamavalleystudiotour.com

Sept. 5-7, 8 am-5 pm

 Arts & Crafts Market

 Santo Domingo Pueblo

 Annual event with more than 300 artisans, pueblo-grown produce, Native dances. 505.465.0406

Sept. 9, 8 am-12 pm

 Chile Field Day

 NMSU Plant Science Research Center, 8 mi. SE of Las Cruces on Hwy. 28

 Showcase of research projects, graduate student posters, field tours. 575.646.4398, swalker@nmsu.edu

Sept. 11, 9-11 am

 Regional Coalition of LANL Communities

 Ohkay Casino Conference Center, 68 NM-291, Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo

 Monthly board meeting open to the public. In partnership with 8 cities, the coalition strives to be good stewards of the land affected by legacy- and ongoing waste activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Regionalcoalition.org/

Sept. 12, Oct.10

 Seed Collecting Tour

 Pajarito Environmental Center, Los Alamos, NM

 Collect grass seeds and look at native plants. Seeds will be used in a post-fire restoration project along Frijoles Creek in Bandelier. Free. Register in advance. 505.662.0460, www.peecnature.org

Through Sept. 12, 10 am-6 pm

 Arte de Descartes XV

 Stables Gallery, 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM

 15th annual juried, art show features art made from 90% recycled materials. 575.751.9862, www.whollyrags.org

Sept. 15 Donation Deadline

 Storydancer Project Navajo Nation Series

 Free services include health clinic trainings, presentations for toddlers, preschool and K-6 graders and teacher in-service trainings at schools and centers projectdirector@storydancer.com, www.thestorydancerproject.org

Sept. 16

 Arizona Farmer/Chef Connection

 Tucson Convention Center, AZ.

 Conference/showcase for local wholesale food buyers and suppliers. Localfirstazfoundation.org/azfarmerchef

Through Sept. 24

 Beautiful Midden

 Taos Center for the Arts/Stables Gallery, Taos, NM

 Art & artifact exhibit. A project of Amigos Bravos addressing issues of illegal dumping in Taos County. www.beautifulmidden.org, www.amigosbravos.org

Sept. 24-27

 Gila River Festival

 Silver City, NM

 Finding Balance in a Changing World” will explore the inherent tension between modern society’s technological sophistication and our imperative to live within the bounds of the natural world. Featuring filmmaker Godfrey Reggio, Thinking like a Watershed dialogue with Jack Loeffler, Enrique Lamadrid, Rina Swentzell and Steve Harris. Gala for the Gila. Kayaking, birding, guided hikes, filmfest and more. Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the NM Humanities Council. 575.538.8078, www.gilaconservation.org

Sept. 24-27

 EarthWalks Journey

 Canyon de Chelly, AZ.

 Full moon/autumn equinox guided journey. Experience cultural traditions and volunteer service learning activities with a Diné elder/weaver on her farm in the canyon. Indoor lodging or free camping. info@earthwalks.org, http://earthwalks.org/

Sept. 26-27

 Mother Earth Summit/Gathering for Mother Earth

 9/26: San Ildefonso Pueblo; 9/27: Pojoaque Gathering Site

 19th Gathering for all cultures and ages. A public event. Youth activities, healing arts, craft booths, Native cultural dances, workshops. 9/26: Mother Earth Summit; 9/27: Gathering and Relay Run. 505.747.3259, info@tewawomenunited.org, tewawomenunited.org

Sept. 26-27

 Española Valley Arts Festival

 Plaza de Española, Paseo de Onate at Bond St., Española, NM

 Art exhibits, food and other booths and many local musicians. Drew9180@gmail.com

Sept. 29, 7 pm

 Endangered NM

 Pajarito Environmental Center, 3540 Orange St., Los Alamos, NM

 A representative from Defenders of Wildlife will discuss which species in NM are threatened or endangered and what you can do to protect them. 505.662.0460, www.peecnature.org

Through Sept. 31

 Ancient Native Farming Techniques Exhibit

 Colorado Plateau Intertribal Learning Center, Tuba City, AZ.

 Exhibit showcases efforts by elders and community leaders from 12 tribes across the Colorado Plateau to preserve dry farming practices that have allowed native peoples to flourish for thousands of years. Open by appointment. alicia.tsosie@foodcorps.org, www.grandcanyontrust.org/blog/preserving-our-seeds-and-farmer-knowledge

Oct. 23-24

 Traditional Agriculture & Sustainable Living Conference

 Northern NM College, Española, NM

 10th annual. This year’s theme: Global Warming and Other Issues Threatening Mother Earth. International keynote speakers include renowned elder/healer/shaman Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq (“Uncle”) from Greenland and Dr. Mark Nelson, Dir. of the U.K. based Institute of Ecotechnics. Panels, workshops, hands-on activities, vendors, info booths, heritage seed exchange. 518.332.3156, fourbridges@live.com, http://4bridges.org

Oct. 25-28

 Transforming Sustainability Education

 Minneapolis, Minn.

 Assoc. for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education 2015 conference and expo. www.cvent.com/events/aashe-2015-conference-and-expo/event-summary-fc440cae5a7d4c2c89480f782d320300.aspx

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

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