1:00pm – 3:00pm
Special program by Isaura Andaluz about incorporating the three sisters plantings into your backyard garden. Learn why this planting method is successful and how you can adapt it to your taste and space by utilizing other varieties of corn, beans, and companion plants.
Bring a pencil drawing of your planting area, pencils, erasers, highlighters and a clipboard to work on your drawings.
Biography: Isaura Andaluz’s experience as a seed steward, farmer, and cook have translated into efforts to revive “forgotten crops and foods” through Cuatro Puertas’ Arid Crop Seed Cache, a living seed bank of native and drought-tolerant crops.
1:00pm – 4:00pm
This is the final class before Ms. Jericho’s departure from New Mexico.
Experience the magic of Contemplative Collage – Wielding scissor and glue stick, students create their collages then delve into the messages nestled within.
Space is limited. Recommended early online registration:
Or call (505) 897-8831 to register.
Fee is $50.00, cash or check only, includes OSA donation
11:00am – 1:30pm
Get to know common kitchen herbs in a whole new way. Most of us think of culinary spices as dried powder we buy at the grocery store, but they can be so much more. Get tips for growing kitchen herbs that will thrive in our southwestern gardens and add beauty to your outdoor landscape. Discuss and share their culinary uses. Learn about the medicinal properties of these herbs and how they can be used to promote greater health.
About the instructor: Dara Saville is the founder and primary instructor of the Albuquerque Herbalism bioregional herbal studies program. She has an MS in Geography of the Southwest and is a graduate of Dr. Tierona Low Dog’s Foundations of Herbal Medicine Program.
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Consider the wealth of vitamins, minerals and energy of yard & kitchen waste. Gardeners will attest to the value of such amendments. This introduction to effective composting systems for our dry New Mexico climate gets you on your way.
Traditions Garden Lecture Series.
Stay tuned for Acequias, Traditional Herbs, Weed cuisine and more.
6:00pm – 10:00pm
The City of Albuquerque and The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS) are pleased to be co-hosting a public star party which will include a special presentation by Tom Prettyman, a co-investigator on the NASA Dawn mission and team lead for Dawn’s Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND).
6:00pm: Telescope set up on the patio
7:00pm: “Vesta in Perspective; First Glimpses of Ceres” presentation by Tom Prettyman in Kiva Room
9:00pm: Green laser guided constellation tour
Ongoing: Star chart activity in the lobby;
Ongoing: “Fabric of the Cosmos” in the theater; and
Ongoing: Many types and sizes of TAAS telescopes on the large open patio accompanied by members eager to tell you all about the stars, planets and galaxies visible for observing.
Arrive early to park and become accustomed to the dark. Please use only red flashlights and headlamps to preserve night vision.
This event is free and open to the public, so please join us to celebrate the beautiful skies of New Mexico.
The full article with schedule of events is at the TAAS website.