2022 Albuquerque Area & Live Online Events

Join Our Restoration Field Crew

Saturday September 10, 2022

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

Schedule a Custom Event for Your Group

Purchase a customized field trip with one of our professional educators on a variety of topics related to native plants, herbalism, wild foods, art and ecology, or local landscapes. Custom events are available for schools, youth groups and adult groups. Your fees go directly back into supporting our many free events and projects. Pricing is based on group size and activities requested.

Our Next Bosque Restoration Field Day

Saturday September 10, 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.

Co-Sponsored Events:

All are free and open to the public.

 

  • Medicinal Plant Walk in the Bosque

Sunday July 10 (8:30am): In-Person and Outdoors

Sponsored by the City of Albuquerque Open Space. Walk begins at the BioPark Bosque parking area at the intersection of Central and Tingley Drive. Space is limited and registration is required.

Get the details and register by contacting Kyle Bality- Parks Program Specialist at (505) 768-4205 or kbalitycabq.gov.

      • Connecting wih Nature in an Urban Envireonment

      Saturday September 17 (10-10:30am)

      This talk is part o the Open Space Alliance Annual Meeting from 9am to 11am at the Tijearas BioZone Open Space, 156000 Central Ave SE. Sponsored by the Open Space Alliance.

       

      • The Ecology of Herbal Medicine

      Thursday September 24 (4-6pm): In-Person

      Sponsored by and takes place at the Public Lands Information Center, Santa Fe.

          Native Plant Society of New Mexico Annual Conference:

           

          August 5-7, 2022, Albuquerque

          Join Yerba Mansa Project Director Dara for three sessions at the NPSNM annual conference.

          • Botanically-Based Environmental Education
          • Field Trip to our Restoration Site
          • Herbal Essentials Botanical Food & Medicine Workshop

           

            Past Events

            2022 Events

             

            • The Ecology of Herbal Medicine

            Wednesday February 2 (7pm): Live Online

            Sponsored by the Native Plant Society, Albuquerque Chapter.

             

            • The Ecology of Herbal Medicine

            Saturday February 12 (10am): In-Person

            Sponsored by the Xeric Garden Club of Albuquerque.

             

            • Community-Driven Native Plant Restoration and Education

            Wednesday March 30 (12:45pm): Live Online

            Part of the New Mexico Wetlands Roundtable event.

             

            • Old World Medicinal Plants for Albuquerque Gardens

            Saturday April 9 (11am): In-Person

            Sponsored by Cherry Hills Library, Albuquerque

             

            • The Ecology of Herbal Medicine

            Friday April 15 (7pm): Live Online

            Sponsored by the Native Plant Society, Gila Chapter.

             

            • Medicinal Plant Walk in the Heritage Garden

            Saturday June 25 (2pm): In-Person and Outdoors

            Sponsored by the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center. Part of the Pollinator Celebration. Space is limited and registration is required.

             

            • Medicinal Plant Walk in the Bosque

            Sunday July 10 (8:30am): In-Person and Outdoors

            Sponsored by the City of Albuquerque Open Space.

               

              2021 Events

              ~ Organizing and Implementing Native Medicinal Plant Restoration on Public Lands, November 8, United Plant Savers

              ~ 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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