April 2017

What’s Going On? – Here & There – April 2017


April 2, 1–4 pm


Camino de Paz School, Cuarteles
(near Española), NM

A festival of spring, baby goats and life on the land. Campus tours, horse-drawn wagon rides, music, food. Free admission. 505.231.2819


April 8, 9:30 am–12 pm

Citizen’s Climate Lobby

Corrales, NM

Nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization. Meets on the second Sat. each month. Josephine.darling@citizensclimatelobby.org


April 14 Application Deadline

Outstanding Women in Agriculture

Nominations sought for Diamond in the Rough award to recognize an outstanding woman in NM agriculture and highlight her efforts. Award will be presented at the 12th biennial Women in Agriculture Leadership Conference, May 30–June 1 in Las Cruces. 200 women from all types of agriculture are expected. 575.524.0050, megrider@zianet.com, https://www.nmflb.org/Article/WALC-Diamond-in-the-Rough


April 14 Ordering Deadline

Tree Seedlings Sale

NM State Forestry Div. Conservation Program. Ponderosa pine, white fir, Arizona ash, native plum, piñon, golden current, Nanking cherry, Manchurian apricot, Arizona cypress. Available to landowners who own at least one-acre in NM and use the seedlings for erosion control, wildlife habitat, reforestation, riparian restoration, etc. 505.476.3334, http://www.nmforestry.com


April 18-20; May 16-18

Recycling & Compost Facility Operators Courses

ABQ, Carlsbad, Ratón, Silver City, NM

The NM Environment Dept. Solid Waste Bureau, in partnership with the NM Recycling Coalition, hosts two recycling and two compost facility operators certification courses each year. 4/18-20: Compost; 5/16-18: Recycling. Info/registration: http://www.recyclenewmexico.com/trainings/


April 21 Application Deadline

Conservation Innovation Grants

Natural Resources Conservation Service grants fund development and adoption of innovation conservation approaches and technologies or farm research for projects in NM that last up to three years. NGOs, state, local governments, tribes and individuals are eligible. 505.761.4419, Athena.cholas@nm.usda.gov, www.grants.gov (CFDA #10.912)


April 28–30

Ecological Restoration Volunteer Project

El Malpais National Conservation Area near Grants, NM

Join the ABQ Wildlife Federation at Cebolla Canyon. Volunteers will build riparian restoration structures to restore a wetland area. rioscial@gmail.com, http://abq.nmwildlife.org


May 2017–July 2018

New Mexico Agricultural Leadership Program

NM State University, Las Cruces

Designed for men and women in the early stages of leadership careers in agriculture, food and natural resources. Participants meet 8 times over 15 months including 6 in-state seminars and in Washington, D.C. 575.646.6691, nmal@nmsu.edu, http://aces.nmsu.edu/nmal/application.html


June 14–18

Good Medicine Confluence Festival

Durango, CO.

The Art of Healing. 100 unique classes. Learn herbal skills. Native plant walks, dance concerts. PlantHealer.org


June 20–22

Environmental Conditions on the Animas and San Juan Watersheds

San Juan College, Farmington, NM

2nd annual conference. Emphasis on Gold King Mine and other mine waste issues. NM Water Resources Research Institute. https://animas.nmwrri.nmsu.edu/2017/


First Mondays each month, 3–5 pm

Sustainable Gallup Board

Octavia Fellin Library, Gallup, NM

The City of Gallup’s Sustainable Gallup Board welcomes community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues. 505.722.0039.


Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., 10 am–4 pm

Pajarito Environmental Education Center

2600 Canyon Rd., 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. 505.662.0460, www.losalamosnature.org


Tuesdays, 6–8 pm

Family Night

PEEC, Los Alamos, NM

The second Tuesday of every month. Games, activities experiments or crafts at the Nature Center. 505.662.0460, www.losalamosnature.org


1st Tues. 7–8:30 pm

Gardening with the Masters

Meadowlark Senior Center

4330 Meadowlark Ln., Río Rancho, NM

4/4: Gardening in small spaces; 5/2: Traditional healing plants of NM; 6/6: Growing daylilies; 8/1: Tree selection, planting and maintenance in the high desert. http://sandovalmastergardeners.org


3rd Tues., 7 pm

Four Seasons Gardening Classes

Sabana Grande Rec Center

4110 Sabana Grande Ave. SE, Río Rancho

4/18: Raised-bed gardening; 5/16: Chickens 101. http://sandovalmastergardeners.org


Weds., 10 am

Green Hour Hikes

Los Alamos Nature Center, Los Alamos, NM

Kid-centered hikes. Free. Losalamosnature.org


First 3 Weds. Ea. Month, 6–7 pm

Solar 101 Classes

113 E. Logan Ave., Gallup, NM

Free classes about all things related to off-grid solar systems. No pre-registration necessary. 505.728.9246,  gallupsolar@gmail.com

, Gallupsolar.org


2nd Weds., 1 pm

Sandoval County Master Gardeners Classes

County Extension Office

711. S. Cam. del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM

Free classes. Urban horticulture series. 14: Climate extremes & ways to buffer it. http://sandovalmastergardeners.org


Spirit of the Butterfly

923 E. Fairview Land, Española, NM

Women’s support group organized by Tewa Women United. Info/RSVP: Beverly, 505.795.8117


Basic Literacy Tutor Training

Española area

After training by the NM Coalition for Literacy, volunteer tutors are matched with an adult student. 505.747.6162, read@raalp.org, www.raalp.org/become-a-tutor.html



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