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Amazingly, when I first started this website a couple of years ago, I could not find any Sustainability events to go to. Now we have a wealth of interesting, informative events and it is often difficult to choose.
What a difference a little time makes....I call that progress.
August 18 - Nob Hill Growers' Market - Please welcome a special guest this Thursday. "Singer/Songwriter Jan Seides (www.janseides.com) writes and performs original, lyrics-driven, award-winning songs that combine uptown sophistication with down-home truth. They have been presented with style and verve in prestigious venues in the U.S. and Europe." Every Thursday 3-6:30 PM Located in shady Morningside Park, between Morningside and Aliso, just south of Central and east of Carlisle.
August 20 - Los Ranchos Growers' Market - 6718 Rio Grande Blvd 7-11AM Young Entrepreneurs Day: The market supports small-scale farming, and wants to recognize some of our younger entrepreneurs. In the student category: Joe Lewandowski helps with Lewandowski's Farms. Jarrod and Jessie assist with Nunez's. Magda and Denda have poulets in the spring, honey and flowers in the summer. East Mountain Organic Farms, South Mountain Dairy, and Swiss Alps also have young helpers. This week the business spotlight features Gill's handcrafted wood "Harry Potter Wands". Also checkout some of our other farmers: Christina Profazi (Zia Manana), Dan LeBoeuf (Frost Hill Organics), Brian Borncamp (Snail Shell Farms), and Patrick & Erin Rich (Hip Chik Farms). Music by Justin and Angelica
August 23 - NMSEA Chapter Meeting - Homeowners Gone Solar - Solar Ambassador Athena Christodoulou will give a brief explanation of photovoltaics (PV) and lead the celebration of local successes in solar. Thinking of getting solar or want to hobnob with the growing number of believers? Join us and CELEBRATE! (Door prizes and noshes). The meeting will be at REI, 1550 Mercantile Ave NE at 6-8PM. register at http://www.rei.com/stores/30
August 27 - Bernco Open Space Event: Food Processing (Backyard Farming Series) - Learn both traditional and modern techniques for preserving food from your garden to fully enjoy the fruits of your labor. The workshops are free, but reservations must be made. Call 505-324-0398. Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW 9:30AM to 2PM.August 27-28 - 2011 Solar Fiesta! - New Mexico's premier Renewable Energy and Sustainability Educational Fair! The theme this year is Building a Sustainable Lifestyle. A two-day renewable energy fair, the Solar Fiesta features offers workshops and exhibits on passive solar design, wind power, solar electric systems, solar heating and cooling, alternative fuels and vehicles, solar cooking, rainwater catchment, and sustainable building materials, such as strawbale, bamboo and adobe.
For more information on location and entry, workshops, exhibitor registration, volunteer opportunities or sponsorship for this year's event, please refer to the Solar Fiesta web page online 10am-5pm at The Albuquerque Academy
August 28 - Little Tree Urban Farm Sprouting 101 Workshop - Crunch up some fresh, organic, homegrown sprouts while starting a batch of your own. learn how to use sprouts in healthy recipes. $20, includes all your supplies - sprouting kit and organic starter seeds. Registration is required. 10AM-11:30AM
September 5 - Sunflower River Sustainable Spiritual Community's
3rd Annual Harvest Festival! 1pm till sundown. 6909 Isleta Blvd SW.
Activities will include:
Potluck -- bring a dish to share!
Pie Contest -- bring a pie! Clear glass-bottomed pans are preferred for the
judging. Prizes will be given in multiple categories!
Bobbing for Apples, Horseshoes, Pirate Fort for kids (and grown up kids) to play on
Open Music Jam -- all instruments welcome!
September 18 - ABQ Open Space Urban Farm Festival - A celebration of Open Space, Urban Agriculture, Local Food and Community. 10AM to 4PM, Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd NW between Montano and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd.
Los Ranchos Winter Markets: 2nd Sat. of each month, 10 am - noon. Weather permitting, the Arts/Crafts vendors will be there every Saturday until Christmas from 10 - noon.
Annual Growers Market Season (Generally July thru' October)
Albuquerque Downtown Market 7-11AM every Saturday 8th and Central at Robinson Park.
Uptown Growers' Market 7AM-Noon Tuesdays and Saturdays, NE parking lot of the ABQ Uptown Shopping Center
Belen/Valencia County Growers' Market 5PM-sellout, Fridays, HWY 309/Reinken Ave
Bernalillo Farmers Market 4-7PM every Friday through Oct. 27 on the west side of Camino del Pueblo, south of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Bernalillo. 891-2230 or 550-0234.
Cedar Crest Farmers' and Arts Market, 3-7PM Wednesdays, Cedar Crest Center, 12127 N. HWY 14.
Corrales Growers Market 9AM-noon every Sunday until Oct 29 and 4-7PM every Wednesday (mid June through Oct) at 500 Jones in Corrales, next to the Post Office.
Edgewood Farmers' Market 3-7PM Thursdays, in the Wildlife West Nature Center parking lot just 20 minutes east of Albuquerque.
Los Ranchos Growers Market 7-11AM every Saturday at 6718 Rio Grande NW (near Village Hall). 8-11 starting in October.
Expo Flea Market - Open every Saturday and Sunday at dawn. Located on the Expo New Mexico grounds Enter at Gate 9, Louisiana & Central. Texan and Mexican produce on weekends, including fresh fruit and vegetables in season and dried spices.
Nob Hill Growers' Market 3-6PM Thursdays, Morningside Park (Morningside/Lead)
San Felipe Farmers' Market 4-7PM Wednesdays, San Felipe Casino Grounds off I-25.
South Valley Growers Market 8AM to noon every Saturday through Oct. 28 at 3907 Isleta SW. Christo Dell Valle Church
VA Growers Market 10:30Am-1PM Wednesdays (July to October) at the VA Park at Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center
For a complete list of market around the state, go to www.farmersmarketsnm.org.
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