Sunday, April 03, 2011

Celebrate Earth Day in Albuquerque and Santa Fe

ONE volunteers staff Earth Day booth
This is the first weekend in April, and you know what that means. Earth Day is around the corner.  The official commemoration around the world is on April 22, but events are often planned on the weekends close to that date.  Albuquerque and Santa Fe street celebrations are organized by La Montañita Cooperative.

In Albuquerque, the Celebrate the Earth Fest is planned for Sunday, April 17, at the co-op's Nob Hill,  3500 Central SE . (The festival will actually take place behind the store on Silver St.).

Earth Day Santa Fe will take place on Saturday, April 23, at the Santa Fe store, 913 West Alameda.

Both the Albuquerque and Santa Fe celebrations are scheduled for 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. Here's a description from the Co-op:
All are welcome to come, enjoy and participate in these FREE community gatherings. At all the Co-op spring festivals you can expect a wonderfully inspiring time with information and education booths from dozens of environmental, social and economic justice organizations and local farmers. You can purchase seedlings, drought resistant plants, beautiful art from fine local artists and crafts people and enjoy inspiring performances from some of our favorite local artists and, of course, great Co-op food.
East Central Ministries booth
I plan to get my tomato plants (and perhaps a couple more chile plants) at the Albuquerque event from East Central Ministries, an organization that provides economic development opportunities to residents of that mostly low-income neighborhood.
The annual Co-op festivals are a chance to get your bedding plants, talk to and learn from the farming and gardening experts in our midst, get educated on the important environmental issues we face, get active and take action to make our neighborhoods and the world a better place for us all to share.
See you there!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for giving the Earth Day Festival's hours, which were missing on the Coop's website. A schedule of performances/talks somewhere would also be nice - the only performance time I know is the Ninos Flamenco at 12 noon.

Thanks again!