Coming Events

Our Next Bosque Restoration Field Day:

Saturday May 5, 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 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.




Medicinal Plants and Changing Landscapes of Central New Mexico: Friday January 26, 3-4pm

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director Dara Saville for this introduction to medicinal plants from the varied habitats of central New Mexico. We will visit the Sandias, the Bosque, foothills, Chihuahua Desert, and the metro area to explore a key medicinal plant from each area. In doing so we will discuss medicinal uses and preparations while sampling a few herbal products made from these plants. Additionally we will take a brief look at ways that these environments are changing and what that means for plants in our area. This free class is sponsored by the University of New Mexico Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and is open to the public. Class takes place in room 105 Bandelier East Hall, UNM Main Campus.

 




Inspiring and Empowering Our Community Through Plants: Tuesday February 27, 12 noon to 1pm

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director Dara Saville for a presentation on programs offered by Albuquerque Herbalism and the Yerba Mansa Project. These nature-infused programs are intended to inspire and empower local community members by developing and strengthening our connections with the natural world. Albuquqerque Herbalism provides free and low cost educational programs in the classroom and in the field with a focus on learning about medicinal plants in our area, gardening, local landscapes, and how to prepare home-made herbal remedies, wild foods, and body products for health and well being. The Yerba Mansa Project is an all-volunteer community project aimed at bringing people into the Bosque for free educational programs and coordinating native plant restoration work to heal the land and ourselves. This free event is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity and takes place at the ReStore.


Medicinal Plant Walk: Saturday March 10, 2-3:30pm

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director Dara Saville for this introduction to medicinal plants and conservation issues.  We’ll be taking a medicinal plant walk around the grounds of the Bachechi Open Space, meeting plants along the way.  We’ll discuss medicinal uses, habits, cultivation, herbal preparations, and conservation issues including the Yerba Mansa Project. This free class is sponsored by Bernalillo County Open Space and takes place at Bachechi Open Space.

 




Medicinal Plant Walk: Sunday May 6, 1-2:30pm

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director Dara Saville for this introduction to medicinal plants and conservation issues.  We’ll be taking a medicinal plant walk at Ojito de San Antonio, meeting plants along the way.  We’ll discuss medicinal uses, habitats, cultivation, herbal preparations, and conservation issues. This free class is sponsored by Bernalillo County Open Space and takes place at Ojito de San Antonio. Call 314-0398 to register.

 




Inciting Change: Conservation Projects on Public Lands: May 16-20

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director Dara Saville for this class detailing how to organize and implement native medicinal plant projects on public lands.  This class is offered as part of the Good Medicine Confluence in Durango, CO .  Dara will also be offering classes on Invasive Plant Medicine and Ecology, Signature Species of the Southwest, Developing a Sense of Place, and a group plant walk near the conference site.  Visit the conference website via the link below for more details.

 




Stay tuned as we plan more free community classes and events for 2018.

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Past Events:
2017:

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

~ Medicinal Plants and Changing Landsacpes of Cental 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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