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We have a great line-up of events this year. View the attached documents to see what’s in store, and don’t forget to sign up for this Saturday’s event on Acequias and Edible Landscapes. These events are FREE, but space is limited. To register, simply reply to this email or call 314-0398.

Backyard Farming Series

This series features experts in their field who provide hands-on demonstrations giving participants practical experience transforming their backyards into a thriving urban oasis of food, medicine and wildlife habitat. The workshops go from 9a.m.-12:30p.m. and are held at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House located at 6029 Isleta Blvd., 3 miles south of Rio Bravo Blvd.

Naturalist Series

Awaken your senses to the natural world around you by observing the wondrous plants and animals in the Bosque and learn from local experts about this extraordinary ecosystem. This series of nature-related sessions is being held at Bachechi Open Space, located on the corner or Alameda and Rio Grande.

East Mountain Interpretive Series

This series of workshops includes walking tours of various Open Space properties throughout the East Mountains while guest speakers present on the historical and environmental significance of the area.

This Saturday’s Backyard Farming Workshop—Acequias and Edible Landscapes

This is a two-part workshop to help participants, both small farmers and gardeners, prepare for the growing season. The first part of the workshop will cover New Mexico’s acequia system, its history, purpose and function. The second part will focus on preparing and planning ahead to transform your yard into a beautiful and edible garden. The workshop is from 9a.m.-12:30p.m at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House.

Special Centennial Event: Cien Anos Despues

at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House March 18, Sunday, starting at 3:00pm
Elaine Patricia Lujan will present the Pajarito Land Grant: A Contextual Analysis of its confirmation by the U.S. Government.

All of these events are also posted on the Open Space website at www.bernco.gov/openspace
Colleen Langan-McRoberts
Open Space Coordinator
505-314-0398
505-681-2605 (cell)
www.bernco.gov/openspace