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School Garden Events

Garden Classes, Professional Development & Student Career & Technical Opportunities:

How to Be a Watershed Superhero/ Community Scientist
Saturday June 5, 9am

Learn about how to protect the health of our watershed and river. Rich Schrader from River Source shares his knowledge and experience. 

Registration required by June 4- click here to do so.

Introduction to the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program
Friday, June 11th, 2021 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Virtual Event to learn about Friends of Valle de Oro Backyard Refuge Program email for scholarships to attend. 


Super STEM Scavenger Hunt 
Saturday June 12, 10am - 5pm 

A free, family-fun event where teams compete to solve as many clue based challenges as possible. Challenges in person and virtual. 

Click here for more information.

Pollinator Garden Volunteer Day at Bachechi Open Space
Saturday June 19, 9am

Think Like a Bee nonprofit and master naturalist Bernalillo County community amend pollinator garden area at Bachechi open space and seek volunteers to sow wildflower plants and seeds. 

Registration required by June 17 - click here to do so.

Residential Rainwater Harvesting: Community Action to Protect the Rio Grande
Presented by Bernalillo County and Cuidad Soil & Water Conservation District
Monday, June 14th - Wednesday, June 16th 2021 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm each day


Planting Seeds for Engaging Hands on Learning
June 15, 2021 - Full Day Virtual Event

The Coordinated School Health Department is offering a full-day virtual summer institute/ professional development opportunity for school staff who are interested in utilizing the school garden to engage students in instruction and/or accessing more STEM curricula.  Attendees will leave with lesson plans and resources that they can integrate into their teaching scope and sequence.  Teachers who attend the entire one day institute will receive a $100 stipend.

Click here for more information and to register. 

Summer Solstice Medicinal Plant Walk in the Bosque - ABQ Backyard Refuge 
Presented by The Yerba Mansa Project
Saturday, June 20th, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In-Person Socially Distanced Event (Face Masks Required)
Suggested Donation: $25-$75
Registration is limited and REQUIRED


Tips for Creating a Native Habitat Garden ABQ Backyard Refuge Program 
Presented by Friends of Valle De Oro 
Friday, July 16th, 2021 10:00 am - 11:30 am


 An Exploration into Ecological Herbalism with Bernallilo County Open Space 
Saturday June 26 at 9am 

Join author and herbalist Dara Saville at Bachechi Open Space as she shares ideas from her book, The Ecology of Herbal Medicine. 

Registration required by June 25- click here to do so.

Cooking Classes: 

The Sprouting Kitchen - Cooking Classes on Local Farms 
Growing, harvesting and cooking meals together with registered dietician and previous FoodCorps member, Fallon Bader. Tickets vary - some free / donation based events!

Marissa Mora's Youtube Channel for FoodCorps-NM
Brief instructional videos with simple, healthy recipes as well as gardening activities such as composting, soil testing, and seed-germination.