Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall Harvest with the New Mexico Alliance for Children

Hondo Garden
The New Mexico Alliance for Children invites you to its continuing fall harvest events this coming week in Ruidoso and Mescalero. All of the events are free and open to the public.

From 3:30 to 5 on Tuesday, Sept. 20, NMAC is hosting a cookout and pizza party in the Children's Garden at the Mescalero Apache Boys and Girls Club, 101 Central Avenue in Mescalero.  The event will feature homemade pizza and camp fire stew with the kids, using tomatoes, basil, squash, and other veggies, herbs, and spices fresh from the garden.

Hondo Garden
On Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 9:30 to noon, NMAC and the US Forest Service are co-hosting a Fall Harvest Festival at Smokey's Garden on Mechem Drive in Ruidoso. The children of Lincoln County Head Start will be returning to see the garden they helped plant last spring, participate in making a fall nature collage, sample fresh produce from the garden, and of course, visit with Smokey Bear.

Last Thursday, Sept. 15, the children of Hondo Head Start kicked off the festivities with their visit to the Hondo Community Garden to help harvest and make art with NMAC volunteers. 

Next Tuesday, Sept. 26, 3:30 to 5PM, NMAC will sponsor a Pizza Party at the Carrizo BGC. Volunteers are welcome to come and help us make all of these events memorable for the kids.

For more information contact NMAC director Julia Price,,  (575) 336-1933

(The NMAC thanks PNM Resources, the Albuquerque Community Foundation, the New Mexico Collaboration to End Hunger, and Share Our Strength for making these garden events possible and helping us to increase access to healthy foods for children in the Ruidoso-Mescalero area)

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