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Urban Farm and Harvest Festival

Annual Event Celebrating Urban Farming and Open Space

The 6th Annual Urban Farm and Harvest Festival

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

When

Sept. 15, 2013
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where

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

Price

Free

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) 

ONGOING: "Dirt, the Movie" in our Media Room

10:30am-11:30am:   NM Favorite Plants Over 1,000 Years, Baker Morrow 

11:00am – 12:00pm:  HAPPY GLAND BAND (MUSIC)

12:00pm – 1:00pm:  From Bees to Seeds, Isuara Andaluz 

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

12:00pm – 12:30pm:   Pink Elephant Theater 

1:00pm – 2:00pm:   PAWN DRIVE (MUSIC) 

1:30pm – 2:30pm:  Wildlife Rescue 

1:30pm – 2:00pm:  Andy Young, Juggler

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

2:30pm – 3:00pm: Andy Young, Juggler

2:30pm – 3:30pm:  LAST CALL (MUSIC)

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Food Forest Garden: Less Work, Less Water, More Possibilities!

OUTDOOR PRESENTATION TENT

11:30am – 12:30pm: Beekeeping, Brett Rimer 

1:00 pm – 2:00pm: Shishito and Padron Pepper Tasting, Jonathan Ashe, Thunderhead Farms

2:30pm – 3:30pm:  Raising Backyard Chickens & Goats

Other Presentations/Activities

  • Alpaca wool spinning
  • Harvest Games including a sack race and seed spitting

Highlights for this year’s festival include

  • Hay bale rides
  • Live animals 
  • Kids art table
  • Magic and juggling
  • Gourmet local food by Loco Roots 
  • Self guided tours of our Traditions Garden and Land Art sculptures.
  • And more!

 

Thank you to our 2013 Urban Farm and Harvest Festival Sponsors!

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

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 (505) 897-8831.

 

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