Coming Events

Native Medicinal Plants for Albuquerque Gardens

Wednesday May 1, 2019 (7pm)

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director, Dara Saville, for this free talk sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Albuquerque.  We’ll be discussing a selection of native medicinal plants that are indispensible for herbalists and culinary enthusiasts and can be easily cultivated in our gardens.  Topics include growing conditions, harvesting, medicinal preparations, and uses. This talk takes place at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.




Making Medicine With Native Plants

Sunday May 5, 2019 (10am-2pm)

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director, Dara Saville, at the Opening Day of the Railyards Market.  Dara will be there at our information table discussing and demonstrating how to make tinctures and liniments with native medicinal plants.  Come learn about our project, how to get involved, and get acquainted with native plant medicine.  Event details are here.  No RSVP necessary.




 

Medicinal Plant Walk

Sunday June 2, 2019 (11am)

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director, Dara Saville, for a Medicinal Plant Walk at Bachechi Open Space.  We’ll explore the pollinator garden and Bosque habitat, discussing medicinal plants along the way.  This free event is sponsored by the Native Plant Society, Albuquerque Chapter and all are welcome.  Event details are here.  No RSVP necessary.




Summer Solstice Medicinal Plants of the Bosque Walk

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director, Dara Saville, for this easy stroll through the Bosque on Summer Solstice weekend. We’ll visit our restoration site to look at the many medicinal plants that make up the Bosque’s rich mosaic. We’ll discuss plant identification, the balance of native and non-native plants, medicinal and edible uses of common plants, and herbal preparations. We’ll also sample a variety of different hand-crafted herbal remedies made from Bosque plants as we meet them.  To end our evening, we will walk to a nearby wild Yerba Mansa patch just before sunset.  Most importantly, we will enjoy the resounding beauty of the Cottonwood forest and wetland habitats that our treasured riparian habitat offers us everyday. All ages are welcome.

Space is very limited! Register below by paying a suggested donation amount from $25 to $75 per person. This is a fundraising event, the proceeds of which will allow us to continue our restoration work and to continue to provide our many free programs and events for school classrooms and the community.


Suggested Donation



Our Next Bosque Restoration Field Day:

Saturday September 14, 2019 (9am to 12 noon)

Help us restore Bosque habitat, Yerba Mansa, and other native plants. Our restoration work includes the removal of invasive non-native Ravenna Grass from the understory along with the replanting and reseeding of native grasses, herbs, and shrubs. These events are open to all members of the community so bring your family and friends. Work takes place at our Albuquerque restoration site located along Tingley Drive, south of Central. Park in the lot at the south end of all the fishing ponds, which is .8 miles south of Central. Wear protective long sleeve clothing and bring plenty of water as well as work gloves and a shovel, if you have them.  City of Albuquerque Open Space will be there to train our work crew and provide gloves and tools for anyone who needs them.  Please RSVP with the number in your group so we know how many volunteers to expect.




Fall Equinox Plant Ally Meditation in the Bosque

September 21, 2019, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Join Yerba Mansa Project Administrative Director, Angie True, for an enchanted evening meditation in the Bosque on the cusp of the Fall Equinox. The changing seasons are key points in the cycle of life in nature. Within this cycle, many ancient cultures perceived powerful messages for humanity. Consciously linking our awareness to nature’s cycles can deepen our understanding of our own personal cycles as well. Have you ever wished to develop a closer relationship with a local plant ally? After relaxing into the gentle wildishness of our restoration site, we’ll journey together on a guided meditation designed to open a space through which your seasonal plant ally may come forward, bearing harvest-time messages. Adults and older teens only, please.

Space is very limited! Register below by paying a suggested donation amount from $25 to $75 per person. This is a fundraising event, the proceeds of which will allow us to continue our restoration work and to continue to provide our many free programs and events for school classrooms and the community.


Suggested Donation



All of our public events take place in the Albuquerque area unless otherwise indicated.  Stay tuned as we plan more free community classes and events for 2019.

Past Events:

2019:

~ Medicinal Herbs for Albuquerque Gardens: South Broadway Public Library, March 23

2018:

~ Edible and Medicinal Plants of Abq Open Space: Open Space Visitor Center, September 30

~ Community-Driven Native Plant Restoration and Education in the Bosque: Native Plant Society of New Mexico, September 8

~ Edible and Medicinal Plants of Abq Open Space: Open Space Visitor Center, August 19

~ Wild and Weedy Edible Plants: Railyards Market, August 12

~ Medicinal Plant Walk in the East Mountains: Native Plant Society, July 28

~ Medicinal Plant Walk at the Heritage Garden: City of Albuquerque Open Space, June 3

~ Inciting Change: Restoration Projects on Public Lands: Good Medicine Confluence, May 16-20 2018

~ Medicinal Plant Walk at Ojito de San Antonio: Bernalillo County Open Space, May 6

~ Bosque Restoration Field Day, May 5

~ Medicinal Plant Walk at Bachechi Open Space: Bernalillo County Open Space, March 10

~ Inspiring and Empowering Our Community Through Plants: an Introduction to Albuquerque Herbalism and the Yerba Mansa Project: Habitat for Humanity, February 27

~ Medicinal Plants and Changing Landscapes of New Mexico: University of New Mexico Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, January 26

2017:

~ Introduction to Medicinal Plants of Central New Mexico: University of New Mexico Continuing Education, November 6

~ Medicinal Plants and Changing Landscapes of Central New Mexico: Gutierrez Hubbell House, October 14

~ Bosque Restoration Field Day: September 9

~ Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Bosque Hike: Sierra Club, July 29

~ Rivers, Restoration, and Hope for Medicine Plants: Good Medicine Confluence, June 14-18

~ Drought, Climate Change, and the Future of Medicinal Plants: Good Medicine Confluence, June 14-18

~ Bosque Restoration Field Day: May 13

~ The Yerba Mansa Project: Community-Driven Native Plant Restoration in the Bosque: Native Plant Society, April 5

~ Medicinal Plants and Changing Landscapes of Central New Mexico: Gutierrez Hubbell House: March 26

2016:

~ Yerba Mansa Project Site Tour: Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, November 26

~Folk Healing Traditions of New Mexico: Medicinal Plants of the Middle Rio Grande Exhibit Opening Reception: Gutierrez-Hubbell House, November 19

~Herbal Activism Through Conservation and Restoration: Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference, September 15-18

~Bosque Restoration Field Day: Saturday September 10

~Medicinal Herbs of The Middle Rio Grande: Saturday June 11

~Bosque Restoration Field Day: Saturday May 14

~ Yerba Mansa Project Site Tour: Native Plant Society, May 7

2015:

~ Bosque Education Day: Saturday October 3

~Yerba Mansa and the Bosque: Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference, September 17-20

~ Bosque Restoration Field Day: Saturday September 12

~ Medicinal Herbs of the Middle Rio Grande: Saturday June 27

~ Bosque Wild Herb Walk: Saturday June 6

~ Bosque Restoration Field Day: Saturday May 30

~ Silent Auction to Benefit The Yerba Mansa Project: Saturday April 25

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