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Journey Santa Fe: Brian Egolf, New Mexico House Democratic Leader

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)

March 29, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

A Conversation with Brian Egolf, The New Mexico House Democratic Leader Moderator: Bill Dupuy, Former KSFR News Director

Brian Egolf grew up in Santa Fe and ran for the State House because he wants his children to be able to raise their families here. He has been active More >

17th Annual Albuquerque Folk Festival June 6 at the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

 

 

(Albuquerque, NM)— The Cajun-Creole Connection with Ed Poullard and Blake Miller, Cathy Barton and Dave Para, and the Handsome Family headline at the 17th annual Albuquerque Folk Festival. Back by popular demand are Spencer and Rains and Notorious. Also performing are Run Boy Run, Ryanhood, the Zuni Mountain Boys. Truckstop Honeymoon, and Cactus Tractor.   A favorite, Polyphony Marimba, are returning. The festival presents 120 non-stop events at 15 different venues at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum on Saturday, June 6, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

New Mexican and regional performers include The Rifters from Taos, Albuquerque’s Adobe Brothers, Squash Blossom More >

PNM gains approval from Santa Fe County to move forward with two solar energy centers

(SANTA FE, N.M.) – Santa Fe County Commissioners today approved two separate PNM zoning applications to build two new solar energy centers located in Santa Fe County and valued at a total of $30 million. The two centers will use state-of-the-art tracking technology to maximize the production of electricity.

The proposed solar panels are single-axis tracking panels that will be configured together in long rows oriented north-south. Each row of panels will rotate together, making adjustments to the position as the panels move to track the sun east to west.

The Santa Fe County Solar Energy Center, which PNM plans to construct More >

Ag resource fair to address loss of agricultural land tax status in Taos County

TAOS – An agricultural resource fair to help Taos County landowners who are, or will be, affected by the recent loss of agricultural land tax status will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 10, at the Juan I. Gonzales Memorial Agricultural Center, 202 Chamisa Rd., in Taos.

“This year’s fair will address the loss of agricultural land tax status that has been reported in the media lately,” said Tony Valdez, New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service agricultural agent in Taos County. “Various government agencies and agricultural organizations will be present to provide information to individuals to More >

Journey Santa Fe: Mayor Javier Gonzales on his first year in office

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)

 

March 22, Sunday, 11 am 

@Collected Works Bookstore 

 

Javier Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe, Talks About His First Year In Office

and What’s Next in 2015

Moderator: Bill Dupuy, former KSFR News Director 

 

Javier Gonzales took office as the Mayor of Santa Fe in March, 2014. Gonzales is the city’s first openly gay mayor and is the son More >

HomegrownNM.org: Start cool season crops now

 

Come learn how to plant cool season crops outside in spring in a garden

Time: 12:00 pm-2:00 pm 
Instructor: Jannine Cabossel 
Location: Milagro Community Garden • 2481 Legacy Court (Off Rodeo Road east of Sam’s Club-Turn north onto Legacy Court-Garden is behind the church, ‘Church of the Servant’ on corner) • Santa Fe

This year we will be doing a demo in a garden outside. Come learn how to transplant seedlings, what amendments to add to the soil, when to transplant, how to get the very finicky spinach to germinate, how to add mycorrhizal for bigger root systems, and basic cold weather protection for plants More >

Tree Preservation Class March 27

On Friday, March 27 from 11:30 -2:00 Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association (SFAHBA) will be hold a tree preservation class offered by arborist Christine Freeman, daughter of retired Santa Fe arborist Jim Freeman.  The cost of the class is $40, which includes lunch provided by the Pantry Restaurant.

The purpose of the class is to provide useful information to contractors and others, but there is also a strong incentive to send superintendents and crew members. The Santa Fe Residential Green Building Code, (and the National Green Building Code) has a section that rewards attendance at just such a class.

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James McMath to speak at SF’s World Water Day Celebration

The public is cordially invited to attend the World Water Day Celebration, which will Include a broad variety of festivities beginning at 4 PM on Sunday, March 22, at  El Museo Cultural Center in Santa Fe.James McMath will be speaking at 4:45 PM on the topic of restoring the health of our planetary waters through the applications of toxin-consuming microbes. for more information contact jameslmcmath@msn.com

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Renewable Taos Project Wins RMI eLab Invite

 

Taos team will join national experts for renewable energy transition planning

TAOS–The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and its Electricity Innovation Lab (eLab) recently selected the Renewable Taos Project to join teams from throughout the nation who are “…leading the most impactful and innovative projects at the distribution edge of the electricity system,” according to a press release issued March 6. These teams are all creating groundbreaking electricity system solutions based on new utility business models for building and distributing locally generated renewable energy. The 12 teams will meet March 23-26, at Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah.

“RMI is a world leader in transforming More >

LTE: Unify Earth Day Observance

Dear Planetary Friends,

Earth Day  is coming up and Santa Fe is known for its wonderful celebration of our planet. Yes one planet, one community. Then why do we have so many little gatherings around town competing for participants. We need to have one large unified gathering and show our numbers.  For the past few years there have been many organizations hosting an Earthday event with no coordination with others. Good thoughts but dilutes the participation, presentations and resources. We do not see ourselves as a strong unified community. As one who has been asked to be a presenter or represent More >

NMSU schedules orchard renovation workshop in Abiquiu

 

ABIQUIU – Apple and fruit producers along the Rio Chama valley have had tough times the last several years with late frosts taking out the crop. While the trees may not produce fruit, they still grow and need to be maintained.

New Mexico State University’s Rio Arriba County Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a free workshop Tuesday, March 17, on how to renovate an old orchard to help fruit growers return their trees to production.

“We have a dozen orchards in the Abiquiu area. Some of these orchards have produced a hardy fruit that have endured droughts, heavy frosts and other climate More >

NMSU to host vegetable farming workshop in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE – Buying locally grown vegetables and fruit is growing in popularity nationally, and increased traffic at farmers markets in New Mexico indicate it’s becoming big business here, as well.

As the demand for fresh produce increases, so do the challenges to providing produce for the buyers.

To help the producers meet those challenges, New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service agricultural agents in the Middle Río Grande Valley will host a vegetable-farming workshop Friday, March 13, at the NMSU-Albuquerque Center, 4501 Indian School Road NE.

“We are educating farmers on soil health, pesticide-free farming methods and the certified organic process, as well More >

Journey Santa Fe: River Conservationist Steve Harris

 

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)

March 8, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

River Conservationist Steve Harris – An Overview of the New Mexico 2015 Legislative Water Issues

Moderator:  Bill Dupuy, former News Director KSFR Radio Station. Introduction by Andy Otto, Executive Director of The Santa Fe Watershed Association

Harris will address The Gila River Diversion Proposal, USC Reform, Watershed Restoration, Steam More >

McDonald’s announces plan to cut overuse of antibiotics in chicken

Action hailed as ‘super-sized’ step in saving antibiotics; early reports indicate need for timeline on beef and pork

McDonald’s announced a new policy today to curb the overuse of antibiotics in raising the chickens that ultimately become McNuggets or other McDonald’s products. Within two years, farming operations supplying McDonald’s USA restaurants will not be allowed to use medically important antibiotics on their chickens, a practice that is now commonplace, even when animals are healthy.

“This is a super-sized change for McDonald’s, and we’re lovin’ it,” said Sean Foran, NMPIRG Program Director. “They will signal to the marketplace a huge and growing demand More >

Free seed exchange March 10

Home Grown New Mexico’s Santa Fe Seed Exchange—FREE Tuesday, March 10, 2014 Time: 4 pm – 7 pm Location: Frenchy’s Barn on Agua Fria and Osage

If you are looking for seeds for your vegetable or flower garden, come to the Santa Fe Seed Exchange. The City Parks Division and Home Grown New Mexico are hosting this FREE event for all community gardens, school gardens and home gardeners. Agua Fria Nursery donated over $750 of seeds so there are plenty of seeds available. Come even if you do not have any to share. Bring flower, herb, vegetable and other seeds if More >

Journey Santa Fe: Courtney White, Author/Activist

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)

March 1, Sunday, 11 am @Collected Works Bookstore

A Conversation with the Former Executive Director of the Quivira Coalition, Courtney White, On His Book: The Age of Consequences – A Chronicle of Concern and Hope Moderators: David Bacon and Xubi Wilson, co-hosts of KSFR’s “Living on the Edge” radio program. (Previously, Bacon ran a 2-year More >

NMSU to offer university-wide sustainability minor

Beyond the growing trend of “going green,” New Mexico State University has caught on to the universal movement transforming the job market for graduating students – a movement that benefits the student, the university and the planet. David Boje and his colleagues, Raymond Fierro and Sebastien Vendette prepare a table on sustainability opportunities at the annual Career Fair.

By implementing four sustainability minors housed in the colleges of Engineering; Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; Business; and Arts and Sciences, management professor and faculty coordinator David Boje is “greening the curriculum.” The 18-credit, university-wide undergraduate minor offered in three tracks allows More >

SF Parks & Rec Seeks Multiple Members for Advisory Committee

Santa Fe, NM – Santa Feans interested in getting more involved in local government and serving their community have a new opportunity. The citizen-led advisory committee for the Parks and Recreation Department at the city of Santa Fe is seeking members to fill several open seats on the committee – one open right now and a few more opening up this June.

In particular, the committee is looking for interested Santa Feans who have a background in community recreation, whether that is organized sports or other recreation activities in the community.

The Parks and Open Spaces Advisory Commission (POSAC) was created in 2007 More >

SFCC and UNM Present: Can Science Improve Suicide Prevention?

 

With J. John Mann, MD

 

Mayor Javier M. Gonzales Delivering Introducing Dr. Mann

 

What: “Can Science Improve Suicide Prevention: an exercise in translational medical research.” Santa Fe Community College, the UNM Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the city of Santa Fe Youth and Family Services Department, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office, present J. John Mann, MD, for a special talk about his research, which employs functional brain imaging, neurochemistry and molecular genetics to probe the causes of depression and suicide.               

 

Who:     J. John Mann, MD, is the Paul Janssen Professor of Translational Neuroscience (in Psychiatry and in Radiology) and vice chair for More >

Journey Santa Fe—China: Energy, Environment, and Economy

February 22, Sunday, 11 am 

@Collected Works Bookstore

 

CHINA: Energy, Environment, and Economy

With Max Dupuy, Economist with RAP in Beijing

Moderator:  Former KSFR News Director Bill Dupuy

 

 

 

JourneySantaFe sponsors Sunday morning gathering of progressive thinkers who explore, through presentations, issues that influence our daily lives and the lives of future generations. All conversations are FREE and OPEN to the public and take place at Collected Works Bookstore

(202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM)     Based in Beijing since 2009, Max Dupuy leads projects in the areas of power sector policy and regulation on behalf of a U.S.-based energy nonprofit. He has served as an author, public speaker, and expert More >