Give back to the Bosque in support of native plant habitat. Habitat restoration begins with the Yerba Mansa Project’s first community field day. The focus will be on removal of invasive Ravenna Grass from the understory, which is critical preparatory work for the replanting of natives that will take place later. This event is part of the larger Yerba Mansa Project to restore native plants in the Bosque and provide educational programs for the community.
Wear protective long sleeve clothing and bring work gloves and a shovel, if you have them. (Open Space will provide gloves and tools for those who don’t have them.) This event is open to all members of the community so bring your family and friends. Work will take place at our restoration site located along Tingley Drive, south of Central.
Please RSVP (505) 897-8831 with the number in your party so we know how many volunteers to expect and so we can provide parking information and other details.
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.