May 2015

What’s Going On? – Here & There – May 2015

May 2, 1-3 pm

Santa Cruz Farm Tour

830 El Llano Rd., Española, NM

Enjoy a farm tour, local foods and connect with area farmers. Presented by the American Friends Service Committee, NM Acequia Association and Don Bustos. 505.955.9644, or 505.842.7343,


MAY 14, 5:30-7 pm

Green Drinks/NMSEA

Little Toad Pub, 200 N. Bullard St., Silver City, NM

Monthly meeting of the Southwest NM Green Chamber of Commerce and the NM Solar Energy Association-Silver City Chapter. Held every second Thursday of the month. 575.538.1337,


May 3-6

International Seed Library Forum

Tucson, Arizona

Diversifying Community Access to Healthy Foods. An effort to coalesce efforts by public libraries, nonprofits, universities and food banks to increase the quality of seed resources with free or affordable access to low-income households. Registration:


May 5, 6-8 pm

Marketing Your Small Business

SBDC Sandoval County, 282 Cam. del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM

Discussion on how to successfully market a product or service and specific marketing strategies suited to you business. $10. 505.867.5066,,


May 5, 7 pm

Waterfalls of NM

The Nature Center, Los Alamos, NM

Presentation/book signing by Doug Scott. Free.


May 8 Application Deadline

Paid AmeriCorps Opportunity

Join Rocky Mountain Youth Corps working on projects in NM. RMYC is looking for young adults 16-25 to work on conservation, historic preservation and trail maintenance. Dedicated people are needed to supervise crews and projects. 575.751.1420. Program descriptions and applications:


May 9, 8 am

Jémez Volcanic Field Driving Tour

U.S. Geologist Patrick Rowe will conduct a fact-filled tour with stops to learn about geologic events that formed the Pajarito Plateau and the Valles Caldera. Free. Register in advance at


May 9, 9 am-4 pm

Zuni Mainstreet Festival

Zuni Pueblo, NM

Experience Zuni Pueblo’s rich culture and traditional song and dance.


May 9, June 13, July 18, Aug. 15, Oct. 10, 17, Nov. 14, 1-3 pm

Sustainable Agriculture Workshops

Owl Peak Farm, La Madera

5/9: How to grow the most food in a small garden; 6/13: Managing pests without poisons; 7/18: Cooking with Wild “Superfood”; 9/15: Making your own compost; 10/10: Sheet mulching and cover-cropping; 10/17: Grow your own tree from a cutting; 11/14: Farm cheese and yogurt making; Donations appreciated. Info/Registration: 505.583.2040,


May 19

The Western Landowners Alliance: Stewardship with Vision

The Nature Center, Los Alamos, NM

The WLA is a voice for conservation-minded landowners across the West. Executive Director Leslie Allison will talk about the WLA’s goals and work. Free.


May 26, 7 pm

Wildlife Rehab: Why is it important?

The Nature Center, Los Alamos, NM

Dr. Kathleen Ramsay, founder of the NM Wildlife Center, will discuss her career and why this work matters. Free.


May 29, 5 pm Application Deadline

Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Award

For youth aged 13-18 and 19-26. NM Voices for Children honors young people in NM who have stepped up to bring positive change to their communities and/or the world at large through community service. Scholarship awards of $1,000 and $500. 505.244.9505, ext. 108,


June 5-7

Pagosa Folk & Bluegrass Festival

Reservoir Hill, Pagosa Springs, Colo.

10th annual all-ages festival featuring nationally touring folk, bluegrass, Celtic and Americana musicians. Headliners are Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan, Solas and Red Molly. Workshops, on-site camping, vendors and kids activities. Festival site is walking distance to hot springs. 877.472.4672,


Through Sept. 31

Ancient Native Farming Techniques Exhibit

Colorado Plateau Intertribal Learning Center, Tuba City, Ariz.

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.,


Oct. 23-24

Traditional Agriculture & Sustainable Living Conference

Northern NM College, Española, NM

10th annual. International keynote speakers, panels, workshops, hands-on activities, vendors, info booths, heritage seed exchange. 518.332.3156,,


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,,


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,


NM Green Chamber of Commerce

The NM Green Chamber of Commerce, with chapters around the state, has a business directory that is a great resource for conscious consumers looking for locally owned and environmentally friendly businesses in their area. Contribute to a sustainable future by supporting businesses in your city/town that are striving to be leaders in green business practices. Info: 505.244.3700,,


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