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NMSU hosts grafting workshop in Alcalde

ALCALDE – New Mexico State University’’s Cooperative Extension Service fruit specialist Shengrui Yao will host a fruit tree grafting/budding workshop Thursday, July 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at NMSU’’s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde.

Grafting is very useful in fruit tree production for both commercial growers and home gardeners. There are many reasons to graft.

“Commercial growers can use grafting to propagate their own trees’ unique cultivars,” NMSU’s Shengrui Yao said. “Top-grafting can be used to switch cultivars to make the orchard more profitable.”

Home gardeners can graft multiple cultivars in the same tree to keep heirloom cultivars alive, or to More >

JourneySantaFe: Creativity for Peace

Journey Santa Fe 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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

July 17, Sunday, 11 am

CREATIVITY FOR PEACE With Executive Director Dottie Indyke on Bringing Palestinian and Israeli Students Together Moderators: Alan Webber and Bill Dupuy

“In difficult times, when it is scary just to walk the streets, I realize just how much we need to change things.” -Adi, 27, Israeli

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WaterSmart Gardening Class in Albuquerque

Earn a $20 rebate from the Albuquerque/Bernalillo Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA). Greater ABQ Habitat for Humanity (GAHH) is teaming up with the Desert Oasis Teaching Garden at Albuquerque Academy, 6400 Wyoming Blvd NE, Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The class is in the West Campus Multipurpose Center. In order to qualify for the rebate, your name must match the name on your ABCWUA bill. This class is free, but you must pre-register with GAHH. Call (505) 359- 2423 or e-mail beth@habitatabq.org. Sponsored by State Farm and Bank of the West.

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Professional Shakespearean Acting Workshops

 

The International Shakespeare Center hosts two acting workshops with Masters graduates from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (lamda), Ariana Karp and Will McKay. The lamda conservatory approach offers a holistic perspective on practice, helping actors access classical text through physical engagement. The workshops will feature vocal, physical, and group exercises for actors of all ages.

During their last visit to Santa Fe, Karp directed Ducdame Ensemble’s Dames of Thrones during the First Folio February events, and McKay performed in the show. Both acted as demonstrators for lamda faculty Judith Phillips and Rodney Cottier in their workshops.

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FROM GUNS TO GARDENS CAMPAIGN KICKOFF EVENT

Help Reduce Gun Violence in New Mexico

Join Mayor Javier Gonzales, author Valerie Plame, and Ambassador Joe Wilson

Thursday, Aug. 11, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for a private screening of the film, Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence (54 min.) reception to follow.

Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe

There will be a demonstration of collected firearms being forged into garden shovels, spades, and public art installations. http://rawtools.org/what-we-do/

 

New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence (NMPGV) launches a critical statewide gun buyback campaign to safely get unwanted guns out of homes and off the streets. Over the next year, More >

JourneySantaFe: Greg Mello, Los Alamos Study Group

Journey Santa Fe 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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

July 10, Sunday, 11 am

Greg Mello, executive director & co-founder of LOS ALAMOS STUDY GROUP, in Conversation with attorney Denise Fort on Policy Research, Environmental Analysis, and more. Journey Hosts: Alan Webber & Bill Dupuy

Since 1989, the Los Alamos Study Group community-staff and board, volunteers, interns, and supporters-has consistently More >

SFCC Co-hosts Free Brownfields Community Revitalization Workshop on Aug. 9

 

Register by Aug. 3 to learn about Brownfields funding and technical resources to facilitate economic development and community revitalization through remediation of contaminated sites

 

SANTA FE, NM – Santa Fe Community College will co-host a free Brownfields Workshop on Tues. Aug. 9, in cooperation with the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), EPA Region 6 and the Technical Assistance to Brownfields Program (TAB) at Kansas State University.

 

The Environmental Protection Agency defines Brownfields properties as those that have the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants. Communities often struggle with how to develop, expand, or reuse a property that might More >

JourneySantaFe: Update on NEW ENERGY ECONOMY

Journey Santa Fe 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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

July 3, Sunday, 11 am

Update on NEW ENERGY ECONOMY With Executive Director Mariel Nanasi Journey Host: Alan Webber

New Energy Economy (NEE) was founded in 2003 to build a carbon-free energy future for our health and the environment. NEE employs public education, community organizing, targeted litigation methods, and model solar More >

JourneySantaFe: Poetry Reading with James McGrath and Elizabeth Raby

Journey Santa Fe 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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

June 26, Sunday, 11 am

JOURNEYS IN OUR TIME A Poetry Reading with Santa Fe Living Treasure James McGrath and Local Poet Elizabeth Raby Journey Host: Ellen Dupuy

James and Elizabeth will read poems that explore the glories, flaws and losses of their and our collective experience.

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JourneySantaFe: Celebrating 100 Years Of Service of The National Park Association

Journey Santa Fe 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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

June 19, Sunday, 11 am

Celebrating 100 Years Of  Service of The National Park Association, with Sandy Buffet, former Executive Director of Conservation Voter Hosts: Attorney Denise Fort, Alan Webber and Bill Dupuy

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016, and everyone can take part in the celebration! More >

Advisory Remains in Effect Due to Widespread Smoke

 

 

 

(Santa Fe) – Widespread smoke from fires is impacting many New Mexico communities. A smoke advisory issued by the New Mexico Environment Department and the New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday remains in effect. Increased smoke concentrations are expected throughout the weekend, especially in communities closest to these fires: the Dog Head Fire west of Estancia, the North Fire south of Magdalena, and the Cedar Creek Fire in Eastern Arizona.

 

“We are reminding New Mexicans to be mindful of the smoke.  People with heart and/or lung disease, adults over age 65, young children, and pregnant women should minimize outdoor activities during More >

Community groups, city invite public to vigil on plaza Monday

 

 

Mayor Javier M. Gonzales, the City of Santa Fe and a growing coalition of community organization and local leaders arve inviting the people of Santa Fe to come together on the Plaza at 6 p.m. Monday, June 13, for a vigil in the wake of the tragic act of hate and terror in Orlando early Sunday morning. At last count 50 people in the Pulse nightclub were killed and another 53 injured, many seriously.

 

Event organizers so far include New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence, Equality New Mexico, All Families Matter, the Santa Fe Human Rights Alliance and others, along with More >

JourneySantaFe: A Look at Creative Startups with Alice Loy

Journey Santa Fe 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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

June 12, Sunday, 11 am

A Look at Creative Startups With Co-Founder Alice Loy Journey Host: Bill Dupuy

Accelerating entrepreneurs, building the creative economy!  Creative Startups was founded in 2007. Based in the highly creative small city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Creative Startups reaches a global audience with workshops, seminars, More >

JourneySantaFe: ACLU Director of Public Policy, on Ending Solitary Confinement in New Mexico

Journey Santa Fe 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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

June 5, Sunday, 11 am

Steven Robert Allen, the ACLU Director of Public Policy, on Ending Solitary Confinement in New Mexico Host: Holly Beaumont. Moderators: Alan Webber & Bill Dupuy

Decades of research and litigation raise troubling questions about the psychological toll solitary confinement has on prisoners. Unfortunately, this corrections practice More >

Animal Protection Voters to hold “Howl and Be Heard” benefit concerts

The public is invited to join Animal Protection Voters (APV) and acclaimed folk musician Dana Lyons at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 19, at the APV Santa Fe Office for a special benefit concert – “Howl and Be Heard.” Lyons will also perform in Albuquerque Saturday, June 18, to raise funds and supporters for APV.

Lyons is a singer-songwriter best known for his 1996 hit “Cows with Guns,” a humorous tale of a bovine uprising with an underlying message about the dangers of factory farming. A prolific musician, activist and environmentalist, some of Lyons’ most recent work includes “Salmon Come Home,” written More >

NMSU, Acoma Pueblo to host seventh annual Acoma Agriculture Day

ACOMA – Maintaining livestock health and controlling pests and noxious weeds are ongoing tasks for ranchers.

 

Solutions to these issues will be discussed at the Acoma Agriculture Day, set for Friday, June 17, at the Acoma Tribal Auditorium on Pinsbaari Drive.

New Mexico State University’s Northern New Mexico Outreach Project and the Pueblo of Acoma are hosting the free event that will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, June 16, prior to the program at the auditorium, Nick Ashcroft, NMSU Extension range management specialist, will conduct a range monitoring workshop on the Acoma livestock allotment. The More >

JourneySantaFe: Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino on the Behavioral Health Care Crisis

Journey Santa Fe 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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

May 29, Sunday, 11 am

Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino on The Behavioral Health Crisis in New Mexico, the State of Health Care, Politics, and more Journey Hosts: Alan Webber & Bill Dupuy

Four New Mexico politicos gathered recently to discuss the state of the presidential race and more on Democracy More >

Commentary: Voting For a Sustainable World

 

For the pristine American West environment, there is so much at stake in this presidential election. We have to be continually concerned about sustainability and protecting the environment from the growing manipulation by large destructive corporate interests. These include water and air pollution, destruction of forests and privatization of national forests, large scale copper mining devastation, encroachments on Native American reserves and many more areas of concern. Big changes may be just around the corner, if either of the front runners win. Bernie Sanders makes it clear for him by saying, “Leave it in the ground.”

 

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JourneySantaFe: Simon Brackley, President and CEO of the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce

Journey Santa Fe 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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

May 22, Sunday, 11 am

Simon Brackley, President and CEO of the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce: Comparison Studies of Commerce and City Budgets, and What Brackley Would Do to Fix the City Budget Deficit and Get the Santa Fe Economy Going Again. Journey Host: Alan Webber

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JourneySantaFe: Mark Rudd and Alan Webber on Democratic Socialism

Journey Santa Fe 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 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St. in Santa Fe, NM).

May 15, Sunday, 11 am

’60s Activist Mark Rudd and 2014 Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Alan Webber: Does Democratic Socialism represent the future of the Democratic Party?

Journey Hosts: Alan Webber & Bill Dupuy

Are there long-term consequences to Bernie Sanders’ current run for the presidential nomination?

Rudd is a political organizer, mathematics instructor, More >