Albuquerque Area & Live Online Events

The Yerba Mansa Project

Saturday April 17 (11:15am) ONLINE

Find out what the Yerba Mansa Project does and how we are inspiring our community to make the Bosque a healthier and more resilient place now and for the future.

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director Dara Saville for this free online event sponsored by La Montanita Coop as part of the Earth Day event. RSVP here.

Native Edible & Medicinal Shrubs for Wildlife & People

Thursday April 29 (6pm-7pm) ONLINE

Native shrubs are important contributors to wild and cultivated landscapes and many species support a variety of birds and other wildlife. They are also valuable as edible and medicinal plants for people that bring beauty and vitality into our lives when we are acquainted with their healthful and healing attributes. Through this talk, we will explore a number of common and widespread native shrub species that create healthy habitat for animals and also form the foundation of our region’s culinary and medicinal traditions. We will discuss ecologically sensitive harvesting, food preparations, and therapeutic uses.

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director Dara Saville for this free online event sponsored by the New Mexico Audubon Society. RSVP here.

Tales from the Materia Medica

Tuesday May 25 (7pm-8pm) ONLINE

Register for this event where we’ll be discussing of some of our region’s most notable medicinal plants. We’ll explore old world stories, new world native plants, ecology, harvesting, medicinal uses, and more.

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director Dara Saville for this free online event sponsored by the Corrales Public Library. RSVP info coming soon.

Native Medicinal Plants for New Mexico Gardens

Thursday May 27 (6pm-7pm) ONLINE

Learn about native medicinal plants that will thrive in your garden. We’ll explore a selection of healing herbs adapted to our climate and discuss growing conditions, harvesting, medicinal properties, and preparations.

Join Yerba Mansa Project Director Dara Saville for this free online event sponsored by the Santa Fe Master Gardeners. RSVP info coming soon.

Summer Solstice Medicinal Plant Walk in the Bosque

Sunday June 20 (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.

*We are planning for an in-person, masks required, outdoor event.

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Our Next Bosque Restoration Field Day

September 2021 (9am to 12 noon), Saturday date TBA

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. RSVPing is especially important due to COVID precautions we will be taking. Thank you.

2021 Events
Tales from the Materia Medica, April 1, Santa Fe Public Library

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

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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