People & Place: Reviewing our Natural and Human Resources
Where: Open Space Visitor Center | 6500 Coors Blvd NW at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd. between Montaño and Paseo del Norte
Contact: Noel Chilton or Kim Selving (505) 897-8831 | [email protected] or [email protected]
Tour exciting and evolving projects in Open Space, including Food Forest ABQ!, Traditions Garden and other endeavors in and around the Open Space Visitor Center grounds. These works enrich our lands and nourish our animal and human communities. Dust off the walking shoes and water bottles, put on your sunhat, and get ready to be inspired.
10:00 am Restoration Site Field Trip
To further explore the theme of Water in the desert, join us for a walking tour of the Paseo del Norte Habitat Restoration Project with Matthew Peterson. The project works to improve Silvery Minnow and Southwestern Willow Flycatcher habitats by planting cottonwood, willow poles, and native shrubs throughout a 40-acre section of the bosque around the created channel. Come see the hope and heart being planted there.
1:00 pm Farm and Field Demonstration Project Tour
Explore the Open Space Visitor Center grounds—its fields, gardens, food forest project and land ethic.
You will discover the methods and practices of an ethically managed environmentally diverse property. Your guides will highlight current projects and participation opportunities, including the food forest, water harvesting, low-till wildlife fields, archaeologically-based Traditions Garden, and the recycling of resources.
Both tours relate the Open Space Visitor Center Gallery’s current exhibit PARCH, on display from now until December 27th.
In PARCH: an art exhibit, six local artists express their relationship with water in the desert, using a variety of techniques, ranging from fiber to acrylics to ceramics. Selected artists include: Jane Gordon, Betty Busby, Joshua Willis, Julie Wagner, Kristin Thacher, and Rachel Harris-Huffman.