February 2017

What’s Going On? – Santa Fe – February 2017


Feb. 4, 10 am–2 pm

Water Is Life Workshop

Ampersand Project, Cerrillos, NM

Observing design that recognizes the sacredness of water, small group dialogue, gentle land restoration. $30/$60. Fundraiser for Water Protectors legal collective. RSVP: Amanda@ampersandproject.org, www.ampersandproject.org


Feb. 7, 6–9 pm


SF Convention Center

Annual gathering of agricultural groups hosting an open house for NM’s legislators. Booths from over 43 organizations across the state. Presented by the NM Farm & Livestock Bureau. benjies@nmflb.org


Feb. 8, 8:30 am–3 pm

Lands, Water and Wildlife Day

The Roundhouse, State Capitol

1 pm demonstration in support of the Mexican gray wolf recovery. mcarey@wildearthguardians.org


Feb. 8, 11, 22, 25

Integrative Veterinary Wellness Open Houses

2001 Vivigen Way, Ste. B

New clinic features holistic services including acupuncture, preventative screenings, immunotherapy and dental care. 2/11, 25: 9 am–1 pm; 2/8, 22: 9 am–4 pm. 505.467.8037


Feb. 10, 6 pm

Revisioning Activism

Collected Works Books

Local author and psychologist David Bedrick presents his latest book.


Feb. 11, 9:30–12 pm

SF Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Higher Ed. Center

1959 Siringo Rd., Rm. 135

Working for climate-change solutions that bridge the partisan divide. https://www.facebook.com/ccl.newmexico


Feb. 11, 1–3:30 pm

Kindred Spirits Party

NM 14 near Lone Butte General Store

2 pm tour of the hospice for dogs, horses and poultry. 505.471.5366,


Feb. 11, 5 pm

12th Annual Sweetheart Auction

SF Convention Center

Benefits the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico. Cffnm.org


Feb. 12 Application Deadline

Artist Residencies

SF Art Institute

As a response to a global rise of intolerance and division, to foster social equity and critical dialogue, beginning with “Equal Justice,” SFAI will award up to 60 sponsored residencies to artists of all disciplines and content experts across fields of creative inquiry. http://sfai.org/equaljustice/


Feb. 13, 2:30 pm

Villages of Santa Fe

Jean Cocteau Theatre

Maintaining Autonomy as We Age. Dr. Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal, discusses the Village movement in the face of cultural expectations and one-size-fits-all corporate offerings. Live-streaming webinar. Village members free. $10 non-members. 505.501.8187, villagesofsantafe.org


Feb. 13, 6 pm

Current Research in the Gila National Forest

Hotel SF, 1501 Paseo de Peralta

SW Seminars lecture by Dr. Fumiyasu Arakawa on Northern Mimbres Archaeology. $12. 505.466.2775, southwestseminar@aol.com, SouthwestSeminars.org


Feb. 13

Slow Food Dinner and a Book

Slow Food-SF

“The Triumph of SEEDS: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History” by Thor Hanson. 505.989.1316, Slowfoodsantafe@gmail.com


Feb. 15, 5:30–7:30

The Heart of Gender Justice

Río Chama Steakhouse

NewMexicoWomen.Org’s 4th annual legislative reception features Dani McClain, fellow at the National Institute; Dr. Corrine Sanchez, executive director of Tewa Women United; and Beva Sanchez-Padilla, SW Organizing Project NM Con Mujeres organizer. NMW.O’s mission is to advance opportunities for women and girls in NM.


Feb. 16, 10 am–3:30 pm

Acequia Day Celebration

NM State Legislature

10 am–12: Acequia leaders from around the state demonstrate their support for acequias. 1:30 pm: NM Acequia Assn. press conference in the Rotunda. Displays, presentations, music. 505.995.9644


Feb. 16, 3–4:30 pm

Plants as Prey

SF Botanical Garden

The Human Plant Ecology of 1000 years ago. Lecture by Dr. Eric Blinman. $10/$5. http://santafebotanicalgarden.org/lecture-plants-as-prey-the-human-plant-ecology-of-1000-years-ago/


Feb. 18, 10 am–12 pm

Love Your River Day

Meet at Frenchy’s Park

Help the SF Watershed Association clean the SF River.


Feb. 20

2017 Food and Farms Day

NM State Legislature

Starts with 9 am press conference at the Capitol Rotunda. 2nd annual Local Food & Farm to School Awards. NM Farmers’ Markets, NM School Nutrition and other groups will make presentations. Info: 505.660.8403 or pam@farmtotablenm.org, www.farmtotablenm.org


Feb. 25, 5:30 pm

ARTsmart NM: You Will Be Served

Eldorado Hotel

309 W. San Francisco St.

Dinner by renowned chefs and silent auction of ceramics and paintings created by SF Public School fifth-graders and a chance to be mentored by author Anne Hillerman. $200. 505.992.2787, artfeast.org


Feb. 26, 10 am–3 pm

Developing a Permaculture Practice

Ampersand Project, Cerrillos, NM

Learn to work towards self-sufficiency and community resilience. $50. Discounts available. RSVP: Amanda@ampersandproject.org, www.ampersandproject.org


Feb. 27 Deadline, Draft EIS Public Comments

Pojoaque Basin Regional Water System Public Meetings

45-day public written comment period for the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the planned water system to serve communities in northern SF County ends Feb. 27. The draft may be viewed at www.PojoaqueBasinEIS.com. The U.S. DOI’s Bureau of Reclamation’s public meetings on the draft (6–8 pm): 2/15, Pojoaque High School gymnasium; 2/16, Tesuque Elementary School gymnasium; 2/21, Nambé Community Center, 2/22: SF Community College Jemez Room. PojoaqueBasinEIS@usbr.gov, www.PojoaqueBasinEIS.com


March 2–4

Mountain West Seed Summit

Hotel Santa Fe

The vanguard of a burgeoning movement to reclaim seed sovereignty in local communities and create a sustainable food future. Lee-Ann@rockymountainseeds.org, www.RockyMountainSeeds.org


March 3, 9 am–3 pm

Renewable Energy Day

The Roundhouse, State Capitol

Presentations, displays. Lbarnhart48@gmail.com


March 5, 4–8 pm

Greenhouse Grocery Pop-Up

Skylight, 139 W. San Francisco

Talks by chef/author Deborah Madison, Grassland Farming by Nancy Ranney, Kid’s Korner with Tajali Sheppaerd, Live music, Street Food Institute fare, raffle, more. $15/person; $20. household. Greenhousegrocery.coop/popup/


March 9–11

NM Farmers’ Marketing Assn. Conference

SF Community College

Annual conference. Christina@farmersmarketsnm.org, http://farmersmarketsnm.org/save-the-date-for-the-2017-annual-conference/


March 11, 10–5 pm; March 12, 10–4 pm

Santa Fe Home Show

SF Convention Center

Innovative solutions for better living. 505.982.1774, Lourdes@sfahba.com, www.SantaFeHomeShow.com


March 17, 1–4 pm

Writing as Part of the Therapeutic Process

Mesa Vista Wellness

A workshop led by Ann Filemyr, Ph.D. $54. Student discount available. 505.983.8225, Mesavistawellness.com


Sat., 8 am-1 pm

SF 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. www.santafefarmersmarket.com


Sundays, 10 am-4 pm

Railyard Artisan Market

Farmers’ Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Local artists, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, live music. 505.983.4098, Francesca@santafefarmersmarket.com, www.artmarketsantafe.com


Sundays, 11 am

Journey Santa Fe Conversations

Collected Works Books

202 Galisteo St.

2/5: Author Pen LaFarge on the importance of historical review boards. 2/12: Mark Rudd on the Progressive Movement in ABQ and Across NM, and Remembering Tom Hayden. 2/19: Author/journalist James Burbank on Poetry, Nature and the Politics of Experience. 2/26: Julianna Koob of Planned Parenthood. 3/5: Daniel Tso with attorney Denise Fort on Anti-Fracking in Chaco Canyon. Hosts: Alan Webber, Bill and Ellen Dupuy. Free. www.journeysantafe.com


Registration Open

Medicinal Plants/Herbal Medicine

Milagro School of Herbal Medicine

Foundations of Herbal Medicine Certificate Program begins April 18. Includes study of local plants, medicine making, therapeutics and more. info@milagroherbs.com, www.milagroschoolofherbalmedicine.com


Santa Fe Recycling

Reduce, reuse and recycle. City residential curbside customers can recycle at no additional cost and drop by 1142 Siler Road, Building A to pick up free recycling bins. For more information, visit http://www.santafenm.gov/trash_and_recycling or call 505.955.2200 (city), 505.992.3010 (county), 505.424.1850 (SF Solid Waste Management Agency).



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