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The Open Space Division is proud to be a part of Albuquerque’s agricultural heritage, we’re celebrating with a unique event for the whole family.

When

This event has already happened.
Sep 16, 2012
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Where

Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Blvd. N.W.
Albuquerque, NM
505-897-8831

Description

Did you know that in addition to other important public lands such as the Sandia Foothills Open Space, the Petroglyph National Monument and the Rio Grande Valley State Park, the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division preserves over 366 acres of farmland within the Albuquerque area?

We’ve joined forces with local farmers, businesses, and conservation organizations to bring attention to local agriculture and how you can help preserve the traditions of farming in our great city.

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

10:30am-11:30am: Water Harvesting with Jim Brooks

11:00am – 12:00pm: TUMBLEWEEDS (music)

11:00am – 11:30am: Kids Costume Parade

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Beneficial Bugs, Julie Mcintyre

12:00 – 12:30: Tin Punch Workshop, Joshua Willis, Kids’ Tent

12:00pm – 12:30pm: Presentations by dignitaries

1:00pm – 2:00pm: APPLE MOUNTAIN (music)

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Wildlife Rescue with Live Raptors

1:30pm – 2:00pm: Juggler

2:00pm – 2:30pm: Tin Punch Workshop, Joshua Willis, Kids’ Tent

2:30pm – 3:00pm: Juggler

2:30pm – 3:30pm: Facinet Bangoura (music)

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Home Farming Revolution, Zoe Wilcox & Melanie Rubin

OUTDOOR PRESENTATION TENT

11:30am – 12:30pm: Top Bar Beekeeping, Les Crowder

1:00 pm – 2:00pm: Honey Harvest Demo, Mark Lewis

2:30pm – 3:30pm: History of Food in NM, Greg Gould

Other Presentations/Activities

  • Alpaca wool spinning, Milagro Ranch
  • Harvest Games
  • Sack Race
  • Seed spitting
  • Self-serve cider press
  • Garden Tour

Highlights for this year’s festival

  • A chance to meet and talk with the Melanie Rubin and Zoe Wilcox, the authors of the book The Home Farming Revolution!
  • Live music on our shaded patio overlooking our 24-acre working farm/wildlife preserve.
  • Hay bale rides
  • Kids art table
  • Magic and juggling
  • Children’s parade and costume contest
  • Food cart
  • Self guided tours of our Traditions Garden and Land Art sculptures.
  • And more!

Other Presentations/Activities

  • Alpaca wool spinning, Milagro Ranch
  • Harvest Games
    • Sack Race
    • Seed spitting
  • Traditions Garden Tour

Live Music Schedule

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Live Music with the TUMBLEWEEDS

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Live Music by APPLE MOUNTAIN

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Live Music with Facinet (Music from Africa)

Workshops and Presentations

  • Beekeeping
  • Water harvesting
  • Beneficial insects in the garden
  • The history of food in New Mexico
  • Urban raptors and their role in the environment
  • Cooking demo

* Workshop and music schedules are subject to change.

Don’t forget to bring a shopping bag and purchase local produce while you visit booths from local farmers, businesses, artisans, and more!

For more information about the event, call the Open Space Visitor Center at (505) 897-8831

* Workshop and music schedules are subject to change. Please see www.cabq.gov/openspace for up to date information.

 

Thank You! 2011 Urban Farm and Harvest Festival Sponsors

  • Bookworks
  • Out of the Blue Toy Store
  • Flying Star Café
  • La Montanita Coop
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Open Space Alliance
  • The Urban Store

2010 event sponsors and partners:

  • The Open Space Alliance
  • Bookworks
  • Out of the Blue Toys
  • Flying Star
  • La Montanita Coop
  • Whole Foods
  • Keller’s Meats
  • The ABQ Backyard Farms Project
  • Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension
  • For more information about the event, call the Open Space Visitor Center at 897-8831.

Price

Free