Coming Events

Our Next Bosque Restoration Field Day:

Saturday September 15, 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 Plant Walk: Saturday July 28, 9:15am

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director Dara Saville for this wild herb walk in the east mountain foothills with discussions about edible and medicinal native plants and weeds.  This free field class is sponsored by the Native Plant Society, Albuquerque Chapter.  RSVP via the link below for details.

 




Wild and Weedy Edible Plants: Sunday August 12, 10am to 2pm

Visit Yerba Mansa Project Director Dara Saville at this free community market where she will have an information table about our most common wild and weedy edible plants.  Find out how to identify edible or medicinal weeds in your yard and how to prepare them in delicious and nutritious ways. This event is sponsored by the Railyards Market.

 




Edible and Medicinal Plants of Albuquerque Open Space: Sunday August 19, 1pm-3pm OR Sunday September 30, 1pm-3pm

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director, Dara Saville for this free class exploring the edible and medicinal plants of Albuquerque’s Open Spaces.  Due to the long wait list for the first date, a second session on Sept. 30 has been added. Sponsored by the City of Albuquerque Open Space and takes place at the Open Space Visitor Center.  Call 897-8831 to RSVP.

 




Yerba Mansa Project: Community-Driven Native Plant Restoration and Education in the Bosque: September 8

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director Dara Saville for this presentation on the Yerba Mansa Project’s work, methods,  and results.  This event is offered as part of the Plants, People, and the Gila Conference sponsored by the Native Plant Society of New Mexico .  This conference takes place at Western New Mexico University in Silver City, New Mexico from Thursday September 6 to Sunday September 9.  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:

2018:

~ 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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