Coming Events

Old World Medicinal Plants for Albuquerque Gardens

Saturday, February 8, 2020 (10am to 11:30)

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director Dara Saville for this free event sponsored by the Xeric Garden Club of Albuquerque. We’ll explore classic medicinal garden herbs that are well-adapted to our climate. Discussions will cover cultivation, harvesting, and medicinal uses for this selection of Old World plants. This class takes place at the Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd NE.




Native Medicinal Plants for Albuquerque Gardens

Saturday, March 7, 2020 (11am to 12:30)

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director Dara Saville, for this free class sponsored by the South Broadway Public Library.  We’ll discuss how to grow your own medicinal herb garden with native plants that are well-suited to our local conditions. Cultivation, harvesting, and healing uses for plants will be included and you can also sample herbal products made from Dara’s medicine garden. This class takes place at The South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE.




Spring Equinox Yoga in the Bosque

Saturday, March 21, 2020 (11am to 12:00)

Join the Yerba Mansa Project for Spring Equinox Yoga in the Bosque. This class is intended to be a moving meditation to reenergize and awaken our potential while rooting ourselves in our landscape. Spring is a special time to enjoy the Bosque. Just as our native plants start to stir with new life, we too can embrace new growth in our lives and deeper selves. This class is suitable for all ages and ability levels. This 90 minute class will include gentle movement and a guided yoga nidra meditation led by Francesca Shirley.  Francesca is a seasoned practitioner and instructor of Hatha and Yin yoga and dedicated to bringing wellness to our community.

 

This class is a fundraiser for the Yerba Mansa Project. Your participation and donation will enable us to continue our work, which includes offering many free programs to school classrooms and the entire community, restoration of native medicinal plants and their habitat, and ongoing data collection and ecological monitoring.

Suggested Donation



Our Next Bosque Restoration Field Day:

TBA May 2020 (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.




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 2020.

Past Events:

2019:

~ Medicinal Plants of the Bosque Walk: Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club, October 6

~ Equinox Plant Ally Meditation: Yerba Mansa Project Fundraiser, September 21

~ Bosque Restoration Field Day, September 14

~ Medicinal Plant Walk at Bachechi: Bernalillo County Open Space, August 25

~ Medicinal Plants of the Bosque Walk at Central NE: City of Albuquerque Open Space, August 11

~ Summer Solstice Medicinal Plants of the Bosque Walk: Yerba Mansa Project Fundraiser, June 22

~ Medicinal Plant Walk at Bachechi Open Space: Native Plant Society, Albuquerque Chapter, June 2

~ Making Medicine with Native Plants: Railyards Market, May 2

~ Native Medicinal Plants for Southwest Gardens: Native Plant Society, Albuquerque Chapter, May 1

~ 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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