9:00am – 11:00am
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is the assessment of and treatment given to an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. In this two-hour introductory session, certified Wilderness Medical Institute of NOLS instructor Dara Johnson will give an overview of first aid in the outdoors.
Cost: FREE. Register with Bill Pentler at 452-5222
10:00am – 12:00pm
Join Dara Saville of Albuquerque Herbalism for this free gardening program. Together we will explore common edible and medicinal weeds that you likely already have growing around you. Our discussions will include ways to identify the weeds in your yard, how to harvest and prepare them, and the useful properties of each plant. Sample herbal preparations will be available to try.
Cost: FREE. Space very limited. Register at 897-8831
3:30pm – 4:30pm
The Taoist Water Method is a Qigong form that has many health benefits. It provides mental clarity, loosens the muscles and builds power, strengthens the organs, improves cardio-pulmonary function, strengthens the nerves, improves vascular function, helps to prevent injury to joints, ligaments and bones, eases stress, balances emotions and builds athletic and martial arts power.
Qigong exercises are safe for all ages. Unlike Tai Chi, Qigong doesn’t require memorization of a lot of movements. This introduction will go over the basic alignments to increase qi through the body.
Suggested donation of $15.
1:00pm – 5:00pm
A unique train-the-trainer workshop especially suited to the needs of school teachers at any academic level. Participants will learn about the science, art, materials, methods and benefits of various composting methods. Participants will then have an opportunity to share composting science by integrating it in the classroom.
Cost is $15. Pre-registration with payment is required. Please see Composting for School Teachers for more about the workshop and information about how to register.
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Dante Jericho deepens the experience of collage. We are glad to welcome Dante for this weekend visit to her former stomping grounds – New Mexico. Bring the experience of the outdoors inward. Experience the magic of Contemplative Collage – Wielding scissor and glue stick, students create their collages then delve into the messages nestled within.
In this workshop, students first create their own individual collage journals. Then, through writing, inner reflection, as well as lively group discussion, they will develop tools to delve into the vibrant, magical and deeply inspirational messages. Online registration offers a discount: http://www.dantejericho.com Or call (505) 897-8831 to register. Fee is $55.00, cash or check only, includes a donation to the Open Space Alliance.