May 2016

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – May 2016


May 7, 10 am–2 pm

Community Garden Opening

1410 Wellesley SE

Project Feed the Hood’s Spring Fiesta. Activities for all ages. Planting, composting, seed workshops & distribution. Lunch provided. Speakers will address the importance of school and community gardens.

May 9-11

Native American Economic Summit

Hotel ABQ at Old Town

10th annual conference, panel discussions, small business awards, trade fair. American Indian Chamber of Commerce of NM. Info/registration: 505.766.9545,

May 10

Small Business Week Awards Celebration

Hotel ABQ at Old Town

Info: 505.428.1624, 505.766.9545,, Registration:

May 10, 10–11 am

Value-Added Procurer Grant Workshop

USDA Rural Dev. State Office, 6200 Jefferson NE

Grant funds farmers/ranchers seeking to develop value-added products and market raw agricultural food commodities. Electronic application deadline: June 24; Paper applications: July 1. 505.761.4952,


May 14, 9 am-12 pm

Backyard Farming Series

Gutierrez-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,

May 19-20, 8:30 am–5 pm

Economic 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. $100. (Participants and observers) Registration:

May 21, 5 pm

NDI Annual ABQ Gala

Hiland Theater, 4800 Central SE

National Dance Institute gala. 505.340.0208,

May 24, 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 May, July, Sept. and Nov.,

May 26, 9 am start

Santolina Master Plan Hearings

City/County Government Building, 1 Civic Plaza NW

County Planning Commission. 5/26: Land use and zoning. 6/23: Environment and Open Space; 7/21: Conclusion

June 15, 10 am–2 pm

Sen. Michael Padilla Job Fair

Harrison Middle School, 3912 Isleta SW

4th annual. 505.977.6247

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.


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,

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.,

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:

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