September 2015

What’s Going On? – Santa Fe – September 2015

Sept. 2, 11:30-1 p.m.

Green Lunch

SFAHBA Offices, 1409 Luisa St.

Guest speaker: B.J. Pheiffer, founder of Greenhouse Grocery, community food cooperative. $15/$20. Reservations: 505.982.1774. Presented by the SF Green Chamber of Commerce.

Sept. 5, 10 am-12 pm

Citizens Climate Lobby

1st Sat. each month. “Creating political will for a livable world.”

Sept. 7, 11 am-3 pm

Family Labor Day Celebration

Center for Progress & Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Rd.

Games for kids, award-winning film screening, speakers, music, raffles, prizes, BBQ. Park behind building.

Sept. 10, 9:30 am-12 pm, , 5:30-8 pm

Craft Entrepreneurship

Two sessions to help creative entrepreneurs learn business basics and start an online shop on ETSY to sell handmade products and create supplemental income. 505.474.6556,,

Sept. 12

Community Potluck & Garden Harvest

Corner of Jaguar & Country Club Rd.

Meet new AmeriCorp members. Join conversations about food justice, sustainability and the community. Learn about the community garden and other Earth Care programs. 505.204.0664, ,

Sept. 12, 6-8:30 pm

Wild & Scenic Film Fest

SF Farmer’s Market Pavilion

One of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals. Special guest: author Craig Childs. Tickets: $12 adv/$15 day of event.,

Sept. 13, 11 am-2 pm

Community Homestead Day

Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center, Cerrillos, NM

Sept. 13, 4:30 pm

Annual Stewart Udall Legacy Dinner

Natl. Park Service Building

Celebrate SF Conservation Trust’s conservation legacy. $175. Sponsor or purchase tickets: 505.989.7019,

Sept. 15, 10 am-12 pm

Local Plant Walk

Milagro Herbs, 419 Orchard Dr.

Learn about uses of local plants for food and medicine and how to identify them. $20. 505.820.6321

Sept. 16, 6-7:30 pm

NMSEA-SF Chapter Meeting

Amenergy, 1202 Parkway Drive

SF Sustainable Everything Advocates, a NM Solar Energy Assn. chapter, seeks to make living sustainably the accepted norm through creating public awareness, actions, participation and volunteerism in organizations and events that establish SF and NM at leaders in this effort. Meets 3rd Weds. each month.

Sept. 17, 4-7 pm

Teacher Resource Fair

NM History Museum

An opportunity for teachers to learn about community organizations and what they offer to support curriculum and classroom activities. 4-5 pm: History Museum open for teachers. 5-7 pm: Teacher Resource Fair. Free. Presented in partnership with the SF Community Educators Network. 505.476.5200,,

September 17-20

Soul Renewal Wilderness Retreat

SF National Forest

Renew your soul and spirit for an evolving world. Basecamp with customized 24-hr. solo options. All skill levels welcome. Permitted with SFNF since 1989

Co-hosted by and

Sept. 19, 9 am-12 pm

Personal Patient Advocacy

SF Community Foundation, 501 Halona St.

How to be your own (or your loved one’s) most effective support during illness. $25. Registration: 505.988.9715,

Sept. 19, 12-4 pm

Indian Summer

Ragle Park

American Indian Day in SF. An opportunity for the Native community in SF to get together and socialize, enjoy music, a potluck meal and share information. Info booths, music and Native dancers. 505.920.4313,

Sept. 22-24

First Nations L.E.A.D. Institute Conference

Buffalo Thunder Resort, Pojoaque

Empowering Native Youth, Strengthening Tribal Institutions, Nourishing Native Foods & Health. See newsbite, page 7.

Sept. 23, 9-11 am

Fundamentals for Sustainable Fundraising

SF Community Foundation, 501 Halona St.

Nonprofit technical assistance workshop. $15-$45. Registration: 505.988.9715,

Sept. 25, 10 am

NM Acequia Commission NM State Capitol Bldg., Rm. 303

Monthly meeting. Info: 505.603.2879 or, Agendas: 505.827.4983 or

Sept. 25, 6:30-9:30 pm

Guardians Gala

SF Farmers’ Market Pavilion

12th annual Wild Earth Guardians benefit dinner/auction. Speaker: ecologist/author Dr. Sandra Steingraber. $100. 505.988.9126, ext. 3,

Sept. 26, 2-4 pm

Milagro Herbs Medicine Show

419 Orchard Dr.

12 students from the Milagro School of Herbal Medicine certification program will showcase their tea blends, salves, elixirs, etc. Sample products, ask questions, buy products. 505.820.6321

Sept. 27, 1-3 pm

Water Systems Walk-through

Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center, Cerrillos, NM

See simple off-grid catchment, greywater and solar heating systems.

Sept. 29, 6-7:30 pm

Is Your Cell Phone Making You Sick?

La Montañita Co-op Community Rm., 913 W. Alameda

Learn about patented products that help neutralize the effects of wi-fi technology and simple ways to decrease exposure. Free. 505.780.8283

Sept. 30

PNM’s Power Replacement Plan

Public Regulation Commission, PERA Bldg.

Another round of hearings on the San Juan Generating Station. After this, the PRC commissioners must make a final decision.

Oct. 6, 5 pm

Piñón Awards Ceremony

La Fonda Hotel

SF Community Foundation awards recognize outstanding nonprofit organizations and philanthropists. Ceremony at 6 pm followed by dinner. $50. 505.988.9715,

Oct. 14-18

SF Independent Film Festival


Tuesdays and Saturdays, 7 am-1 pm

Santa Fe Farmers’ Market

1607 Paseo de Peralta (& Guadalupe)

Northern NM farmers & ranchers offer fresh greenhouse tomatoes, greens, root veggies, cheese, teas, herbs, spices, honey, baked goods, body care products and much more.

Sundays, 10 am-4 pm

New Mexico Artisan Market

Farmers’ Market Pavilion

Institute of American Indian Arts Artists in Residence

Sept. 2015-May 2016

Open to Native Americans or First Nations artists from the Pacific Northwest, Upper Midwest and Southwest; one-month terms; Public receptions and artist talks. 505.424.2389,; applications:

Become a Site Steward

Santa Fe National Forest

Monitor archaeological and historical sites on a regular basis for evidence of natural deterioration or vandalism.

Santa Fe Creative Tourism Workshops, Classes and Experiences

Borrow a Kill-A-Watt Device

Main Library and Southside Branch

Electricity Measuring Devices may be checked out for 28 days or call any reference desk.

Santa Fe Recycling

Make 2015 the year to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as you can. City residential curbside customers can recycle at no additional cost and drop by 1142 Siler Road, Building A to pick up free recycling bins. At least 50 percent of curbside residential customers recycle now. Let’s take that number to 100 percent. For more information, visit or call 505.955.2200 (city); 505.992.3010 (county); 505.424.1850 (SF Solid Waste Management Agency).

SF River Commission Vacancies

Commission provides advice on various subjects such as downtown river corridor, improvements to river and arroyos, urban watershed health. Meets 6-8 pm on the second Thursday of each month. 505.955.6840,

Sustainable Growth Management Plan for SF County

Hard copies $20, CDs $2. Contact Melissa Holmes, 505.995.2717 or The SGMP is also available on the county website: and can be reviewed at SF Public libraries and the County Administrative Building, 102 Grant Ave.

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