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.

Vision: Residents and visitors will understand and value Albuquerque’s Open Space Program, and recognize the Open Space Alliance as an avenue for stewardship and engagement.

Mission: OSA will enhance the experiences of all users of Albuquerque Open Space lands by providing financial support for Open Space programs; by advocating for sustainability and expansion of Open Space programs; and by encouraging increased public involvement with and use of Open Space lands.

Saturday, February 9
1:30pm – 4:00pm

Amending desert garden soil is a continuous effort. The class will cover the basics of soil constituents, soil testing and the benefits of the soil food web. The value of humus in finished compost will be prominent in the discussion. Options for improving soil fertility and resiliency in the face of warm temperatures and low precipitation will be presented. Useful take-home information will allow participants to plan for and implement soil amending practices right away.

Prior to the class, a recommended reading is The Soul of the Soil by Grace Gershuny.

To register, call 505-897-8831 or send an email to register@nmcomposters.org.

Instructor: John Zarola.

Saturday, February 16
9:00am – 12:00pm

Are you a walker, hiker, equestrian or bicyclist who would like to have your observations assist in the overall protection of Open Space lands? Can you picture yourself spending a couple of hours each week at the Open Space Visitor Center, a gentle retreat within the city limits?

Become part of the community of Open Space and lend your talents in any number of ways from special events, to education, interpretation, gardening, publicity, trail maintenance and more.

Space is limited. Please call 897-8831 to register.

Saturday, February 16
2:00pm – 3:30pm

This program is funded by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. Artist, photographer and curator Diana Molina’s presentation features an eclectic multi-faceted portrayal that embodies the spirit of our regional heritage through symbols and iconographic representations, sometimes with a distinctly modern twist.

The Virgin of Guadalupe, Pancho Villa and the Monarch Butterfly are among the images in a presentation that includes tradition, history, contemporary culture, and nature. Molina’s images depict the relationships of people, land and culture rooted in a rich environment.

FREE. Space is limited. Please call 897-8831 to register.

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