2022 Albuquerque Area & Live Online Events

Join Our Restoration Field Crew

Saturday May 2022 (Date TBA)

Help us restore native plants and improve habitat at our next Bosque Restoration Field Day. Events occur each May and September. Details below.

Organizing & Implementing Native Medicinal Plant Restoration Projects on Public Lands

Monday November 8, 2021 (6pm MST)

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director Dara Saville for this FREE ONLINE event with the International Herb Symposim and United Plant Savers:

Restoring native medicinal plants and their habitats is a process with practical ecological implications while honoring our herbal inheritance and protecting its future. It also has a potent effect on a community’s land connection, which builds a lasting legacy of reciprocal relationship with medicinal plants and our environment. The Yerba Mansa Project, a local volunteer-driven non-profit organization, has been undertaking this work for seven years with positive results and lessons learned along the way. This project is an example that can be replicated and recreated in other areas where communities would like to restore degraded habitats and struggling native medicinal plants on public lands. Join us for discussion on how to design and undertake such a project where you live. We will explore environmental considerations for restoring native medicinal plants, how to create critical supportive partnerships, legal considerations, funding sources, community engagement, data collection, evaluating your work, and how to foster a more diverse and resilient native medicinal plant mosaic in the wild. Presentation followed by live Q& A session.

 

Register here to attend and enter for a chance to win a free copy of Dara’s book The Ecology of Herbal Medicine.

    Stay Tuned for Details on 2022 Events:

     

    • The Ecology of Herbal Medicine

    Wednesday February 2 (7pm):

    Sponsored by the Native Plant Society, Albuquerque Chapter

    • The Ecology of Herbal Medicine

    Saturday February 12 (10am):

    Sponsored by the Xeric Garden Club of Albuquerque

    • Old World Medicinal Plants for Albuquerque Gardens

    Saturday April 9 (11am):

    Sponsored by Cherry Hills Library, Albuquerque

        Our Next Bosque Restoration Field Day

        DATE TBA: Saturday May 2022 (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 Note: Depending on the number of volunteers and restoration tasks taking place, we will divide our crew into smaller groups with staggered arrival times. Your arrival time could be between 8:30 and 9:30am. Details will be emailed to all participants 5-7 days prior to the event.

        Please RSVP with the number in your group so we know how many volunteers to expect. Let us know if you are attending with children or if you have mobility issues so we can assign you to an appropriate work group. 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.

        Summer Solstice Medicinal Plant Walk in the Bosque

        Tuesday June 21, 2022 (6pm-8pm) IN-PERSON

        Join Yerba Mansa Project Director Dara Saville for this special event on the cusp on summer solstice. We will stroll through the Bosque before sunset making acquaintance with numerous medicinal plants that inhabit this wild urban landscape. Along the way we will discuss plant identification, ecology, and medicinal actions and preparations of plants in our restoration area. This is a fundraising event with your generous donations going directly to our support the many free educational and restoration services we provide. Registration is required by selecting a donation amount below. Albuquerque location details will be emailed to participants a few days prior to the event.


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        Past Events

        2021 Events

        ~ Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk, October 16, City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center

        ~ Tingley Beach Pollinator Garden Medicinal Plant Walk, October 23, BioPark

        ~ Environmental Education for Land Health and Human Health, September 10, University of New Mexico Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

        ~ 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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