April 2, 9 am-12 pm

Backyard Farming Series

Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW

Successful Water Practices and the Role of Plants. Learn the basics needed to plan and design your home garden landscape guided by sustainability, permaculture and wise use of our limited natural resources. Info/registration: 505.314.0398, www.berncom.gov/openspace

 

April 2

New Museum Opening

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

The IPCC’s first new permanent exhibit in 40 years: We Are of This Place: The Pueblo Story. Indianpueblo.org

 

April 7 start

Herbal Intensive

Red Root Acupuncture Clinic

Six week intensive with Tomas Enos covering health and herbs using local plants, medicine-making, etc. 505.242.2032

 

April 7, 9:30–11 am

Home Composting Basics

Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE

With Master Composters. Registration: 505.767.5210

 

April 8-9

Water Quality Testing

McGrane Safety Complex, 48 Public School Rd., Tijeras

The NM Dept. of Health and the NM Environment Dept are offering free testing of water from domestic wells. 4/8: 12–6 pm; 4/9: 9 am–12 pm. Bring a 1-liter sample to be tested for common water concerns plus arsenic. 4/8, 5:30–7:30 pm and 4/9, 9:30–11:30 am: short course on private wells. 505.224.1614,

https://nmtracking.org/en/environ_exposure/water-qual/private-wells/water-test-fairs/

 

April 13, 8–10 am

NM Incentive Programs for Small Businesses

Sandoval Economic Alliance, 1201 Río Rancho Blvd., Río Rancho

Fee: $39. 505.238.3004, http://sandovaleconomicalliance.org/category/events/

 

April 15 Registration Deadline

Raft the Río

Meet in Bernalillo

Tamarisk Coalition’s interpretive 9.5-mile float trip on the Río Grande on April 30, 9am–3 pm. $95/$80.Proceeds fund riparian restoration. 970.256.7400, www.tamariskcoalition.org/about-us/events/raft-the-rio

 

April 16, 9 am-12 pm

Backyard Farming Series

Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW

Successful Plant Practices and Selecting Materials. Learn the basics needed to plan and design your home garden landscape guided by sustainability, permaculture and wise use of our limited natural resources. Info/registration: 505.314.0398, www.berncom.gov/openspace

 

April 16, 4-6 pm

ABQ Hours Community Potluck

ABQ Center for Peace & Justice, 202 Harvard Dr. SE

Community service exchange based on a Time Banking model where members trade services without money. abqhours@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/abqhours

 

April 21, 12–1 pm

Building a Straw-Bale Garden

ReStore, 4900 Menaul NE

Free class covering conditioning, planting and watering straw bales. Snacks provided. Sponsors: State Farm and Bank of the West. 505.359.2423, beth@habitatabq.org

 

April 22-23, 9 am–5 pm

NM Leaders in Mindfulness Conference

FatPipe ABQ and Tamaya Resort, Santa Ana Pueblo

4/22: FatPipe ABQ Business Incubator, 200 Broadway NE: Application of mindful business practices. 4/23: Tamaya: An exploration of what it means to cross boundaries for inclusion and diversity in purposeful ways. Focus areas include “Mindful Goverance,” “From Mindful Self-Compassion to Mindful Community Compassion” and “Mindfulness and Social Action.” www.newmexicomindfulness.com

 

April 24

La Montañita Co-op Earthfest

Silver St. behind Nob Hill Co-op, 3500 Central SE

Free community celebration. Environmental, economic and social justice, farming & gardening booths, education, information, juried local artists, music, dance, plants and food. 877.775.2667

 

April 26, 8 am–4:30 pm

Native Youth Empowerment Symposium

Isleta Convention Center, 11000 B’way SE

Conference for tribal leaders and staff, Native youth and advocates for financial literacy. Free. Presented by the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians in partnership with the pueblo of Isleta. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/native-youth-empowerment-symposium-tickets-21433141102

 

May 9-11

Native American Economic Summit

Hotel ABQ at Old Town

10th annual conference, small business awards, trade fair. American Indian Chamber of Commerce of NM. Info/registration: 505.766.9545, www.nmnaec.com

 

Daily

National Hispanic Cultural Center

1701 Fourth St., SW

El Retrato Nuevomexicano/New Mexican Portraiture Now, group show of paintings, drawings and photographs. Staging the Self/Ponerse en Imagen, portraiture by NM artists. Through March 27. Closed Mondays. Nationalhispaniccenter.org

 

Daily

Our Land, Our Culture, Our Story

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Historical overview of the Pueblo world and contemporary artwork and craftsmanship of each of the 19 pueblos; 866.855.7902, www.indianpueblo.org

 

Through 2016

Las Huertas Farming Training Courses

Bernalillo County Ext. Office, 1510 Menaul NW

Intro to Horticulture in Aridlands covers basics of farming in NM’s varied climate and seasons. Other classes offered include Growing Techniques, Summer Growing Season (farm visits), Business management and planning. sean@riograndefarm.org, http://riograndefarm.org/farmer-training-farm-incubator/