Welcome to the Open Space Alliance
The Open Space Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote public awareness and conservation of Open Space lands, and to educate the public about the natural, historic, cultural, educational, and recreational aspects of Open Space areas.
10:00am – noon
Learn from the masters at Central New Mexico Audubon Society how to bird proof windows prior to migratory bird season. Whether you want to make a simple reflective installation or create a unique hand-crafted bird curtain, this class will help give you the skills to protect and preserve local bird populations.
Those attending should bring the measurements of the windows in their home. Bird curtain kits will be available for participants to take home.
Please pre-register at 897-8831.
2:00pm – 4:00pm
The artists of Mosaic New Mexico and local artist Rachel Zollinger interpret life in the outdoors of New Mexico in two very different ways.
The mosaic pieces in the show will consider themes such as the interconnection of life in the bosque, of germination and the necessity of water, of oxygen, light and darkness, as well as dormancy and pollination.
Rachel, on the other hand, looks at objects that have been discarded in New Mexico public lands and sees the inherent art in them. These items have been ravaged by weather and decay as they return to the earth atom by atom, and she sees this litter as a reflection of the effects of human endeavor on nature. Through her art, Rachel encourages people to be conscious of our movements and impact on the natural world.
The exhibit will run through May 28th, 2017.
9:30am – 12:00pm
Join us for a hands-on workshop with Jim Brooks of Soilutions as we explore ways to improve the health of poorly performing soils. Jim will discuss how to improve soils in areas of low-organic material and clay. These techniques can be utilized for both the home garden and for small-scale agriculture. After the talk, you’ll have the opportunity to use the techniques yourself.
FREE. Space is limited. Please call 897-8831 to register.