2021 Albuquerque Area & Live Online Events

Join Our Restoration Field Crew

Saturday September 18, 9am-noon

Help us restore native plants and improve habitat at our next Bosque Restoration Field Day. Event details below.

Environmental Education for Land Health and Human Health

Friday September 10 (3pm) IN-PERSON or LIVE ONLINE

As rapidly unfolding ecological changes usher in a new era of awareness, there is an urgent need to engage the general population in environmental education. These programs should be appropriate for all ages, be freely accessible to everyone, and include activities that not only help people to understand environmental changes and their cultural impacts but also provide ways for communities to take meaningful action. Successful and effective community environmental education should be wide-ranging and exemplify the interconnectivity of land health and human health. One way to do this is for people to learn about the importance of local native edible and medicinal plants that contribute to ecosystem functions and human wellbeing while also perpetuating regional culinary and healing traditions. These programs should also provide the opportunity for hands-on habitat restoration and replanting of these important native species. In doing so, we will help our community to develop a sincere land connection, an investment in reciprocal care and advocacy, and increase the vitality of local ecosystems and our own health.

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director Dara Saville for this free in-person or live online event sponsored by the University of New Mexico Geography and Environmental Studies Department. Open to the public. Online registration here.

Our Next Bosque Restoration Field Day

Saturday September 18, 2021 (9am to 12 noon), in-person and outdoors

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 and we will contact you with more details prior to the event. Thank you.

Sponsor Our Next Restoration Field Day

Sponsor a Restoration Field Day event including professional training and work tools, plants and seeds, snacks and water, and GIS data collection. Businesses will have your logo on event communications and promotions, featured on our website, and in our newsletter. Individual donors will be listed on our website and newsletter, if you choose. $750 per event.

Past Events

2021 Events

~ An Exploration into Ecological Herbalism, June 26, Bernalillo County/Bachechi Open Space

~ Summer Solstice Medicinal Plant Walk in the Bosque, June 20, Yerba Mansa Project

~ Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Heritage Garden, June 12, City of Albuquerque Open Space

~ Tales from the Materia Medica, May 25, Corrales Public Library

~ Medicinal Plants of the Middle Rio Grande Valley: Dryland Habitats, May 5, Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District, Watershed Stewards Series

~ Medicinal Plants of the Chihuahuan Desert, April 30, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Las Cruces

~ Native Edible & Medicinal Shrubs for Wildlife & People, April 29, Audubon Southwest

~ The Yerba Mansa Project, April 17, La Montanita Coop Earth Day

~ Ecological Herbalism, April 8, AZ Native Plant Society, Tucson

~ Tales from the Materia Medica, April 1, Santa Fe Public Library

2020 Events

~ Equinox Plant Ally Meditation, September 25

~ Summer Solstice Medicinal Plant Walk in the Bosque, June 20

~ Medicinal Plant Walk at City of Albuquerque Open Space Heritage Garden, June 14

~ Medicinal Plant Walk at Bachechi Open Space Pollinator Garden, June 6

~Native Medicinal Plants for Albuquerque Gardens: South Broadway Public Library, March 7

~ Old World Medicinal Plants for Albuquerque Gardens: Xeric Garden Club of Albuquerque, February 8

2019 Events

~ 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 5

~ Bosque Restoration Field Day, May 4

~ 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 Events

~ 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 Events

~ 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 Events

~ 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 Events

~ 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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