Through March

Natural Forces – The Wild

South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE

Photography exhibition by Stan Honda, Ken Spencer, Charles Medendorp, Rush Dudley and Vance Ley. 2/4, 5-8 pm: opening reception. 2/6 and 3/7, 10 am-12 pm: “Meet the artists.” 505.918.2964, rdudley@flash.net


March 2, 7 pm

 Restoration of the Bosque Ecosystem

NM Museum of Natural History, 1802 Mountain NW

Free presentation by ecologist Ondrea Hummel, who will also lead a tour of the San Antonio oxbow on March 6, 9-11 am (meet at City of ABQ Open Space parking lot). Npsnm.org

 

March 3, 3-4:15 pm

Veteran Farmer Project Class

Bernalillo County Extension Office classroom, 1510 Menaul NW

Growing Organic: The hows and whys of production and certification. Instructor: Joan Quinn, NM Dept. of Agriculture. Free to veterans, active service personnel and their families. Sponsored by La Montañita Co-op. Reservations/RSVP: 505.217.2027 or robins@lamontanita.coop

 

March 6-13

Restaurant Week ABQ

7th annual event includes numerous local restaurants offering a prix-fixe dinner and specially priced 2-course lunch. Nmrestaurantweek.com

 

March 8, 6 pm

 Forum on the 2015 PNM Rate Case

So. Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE

The Climate Coalition, the Sierra Club and other organizations want you to know about PNM’s proposal.

 

March 12, 9 am-12 pm

 Backyard Farming Series

Gutiérrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW

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

 

March 12, 3 pm

 A Thousand Voices

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

This event is part of Women as Creators & Keepers of Tradition weekend at the IPCC. Free. 505.843.7270, indianpueblo.org

 

March 22, 6-7:30 pm

 NM Solar Energy Assn ABQ Chapter Meeting

REI, 1550 Mercantile NE

Learn how to transition to a more sustainable lifestyle. Meets bi-monthly on the fourth Tuesday of March, May, July, Sept. and Nov. j.desjardins@hotmail.com, www.NMSolar.org

 

March 24, 1:15–2:15

 Raised Bed Gardening

Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark La. SE, Río Rancho

Gardening with the Masters lecture. Free. SandovalMasterGardeners.org

 

March 26, 10:30 am–3 pm

 Cesar Chávez Day March & Fiesta

National Hispanic Cultural Center Plaza

Music, dancing, poetry, food, kids activities. www.cesarchaveznm.org

 

April 2, 9 am-12 pm

 Backyard Farming Series

Gutiérrez-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 16, 9 am-12 pm

 Backyard Farming Series

Gutiérrez-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 24

 La Montañita Co-op Earthfest

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

 

May 14, 9 am-12 pm

Backyard Farming Series

Gutiérrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW

Recycled and Natural Building Materials in the Garden and Complete Garden Design. 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

 

May 19-20

Economy Town Hall

ABQ Marriott Pyramid

New Mexico First will hold a statewide town hall on NM’s economic security and vitality, to develop practical recommendations for policymakers. Registration: www.nmfirst.org

 

Daily, 10 am-6 pm

Wildlife West

87 N. Frontage Rd., Edgewood (east of ABQ)

122-acre park/attraction with educational programs dedicated to native wildlife and ecology. $7/$6/$4/children under 5 free. www.wildlifewest.org

 

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

 

First Sundays

NM Museum of Natural History

1801 Mountain Road

Museum admission is free to NM residents on the first Sunday of every month. 505.841.2800

 

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/

 

 “ABQ 2030 District”

A voluntary collaboration of commercial property tenants, building managers, property owners and developers; real estate, energy, and building sector professionals, lenders, utility companies; and public stakeholders such as government agencies, nonprofits, community groups and grassroots organizers. Property partners share anonymous utility data and best practices. Professional partners provide expertise and services. Public partners support the initiative as it overlaps with their own missions. Info: albuquerque@2030districts.org