Saturday, January 26
1:30pm – 4:00pm

The class will cover the basics of home composting in the desert. The science, art, materials, methods, choices and benefits will be included. Then, particular emphasis will be on successful use of tumbling bin containers.

Prior to the class, participants will benefit from reading Tips for Using Composting Tumbler Bins in the Desert. Instructor: John Zarola. Space is limited. To register, call 505-897-8831 or send email to

Saturday, January 19

Now that the Sandhill Cranes have settled in for their winter sojourn in our fields, the Visitor Center offers a contemplative appreciation of these fascinating birds. Long-time Open Space volunteer and retired professor specializing in Asian culture, Joelle Collier, PhD, will discuss the symbolic importance of the crane in the Far East.

As a professor of film and theatre for 25 years, Joelle Collier, Ph.D., had a specialization in Chinese-language cinema. She served as Vice-Chair of the international Asian Cinema Studies Society from 2000-2010 and has published essays in film journals and anthologies. Since retirement, she has been an active Open Space volunteer.

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

Saturday, January 12

Two award-winning artists, Harriette Tsosie and Elle MacLaren, present an exhibition of work about the cosmos, utilizing the Open Space Visitor Center as a unique location for astronomical observations.

The show will run through March 31st.

FREE. Call 897-8831 for more information.

Saturday, January 12
9:00am –12:30pm

The workshop is suitable for beginners and veterans. The science, art, materials, methods, setups, and benefits of home composting with worms will be presented through lecture and hands-on demonstrations. Ample time will be allowed for discussion, questions, and problem solving.

There will be a $15 fee for this workshop. Space is limited. For more information send email to

Wednesday, January 10
5:00 pm

All are welcome to attend.

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