LOCATION: WHOLE FOODS COMMUNITY ROOM-(the small Whole Foods-Cordova and St. Francis)
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Time: 6-8 pm
GUEST SPEAKER: Amanda Bramble
Amanda is the director of Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center. She and her husband Andy built their home off the grid in the Cerrillos/Madrid area of NM and it grew into a demonstration site for sustainable living.
Amanda’s professional background is in ecological restoration. Her passion for this work comes from a deep love for the workings of ecological systems. An early commitment to discovering harmony between human systems and ecological systems led to an exploration of organic agriculture and permaculture while she was still a teenager.
Amanda’s favorite accomplishments are embodied in the land of Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center where she has lived for the last decade. She designed and helped build an excellently functioning off grid passive solar house that reclaims waste water and grows food. She has guided the development of the passive solar techniques and appropriate technologies on site, having designed and directed the construction of nearly all the systems that keep people fed, clean and appropriately temperature moderated on site.
She has been teaching about land restoration and organic agriculture since the mid 1990s, and about passive solar design, permaculture and appropriate technologies for the last eight years. She appreciates the rain and sun and earth through the way she lives her life. Sharing this with others is her greatest joy.
Welcome to 2014! Home Grown New Mexico is offering many new classes, workshops and events this year. Many are hands-on events where you will learn how to do or make something. To view our Home Grown New Mexico class schedule go to the top menu bar and click on 2014 HOME GROWN EDUCATION CLASSES. After viewing them we hope you are as excited about them as we are! To view other classes/events offered in Santa Fe, go to the 2014 COMMUNITY CALENDAR.
This year our very popular Annual Seed Exchange will be on March 12th at Frenchy’s Barn from 4-7pm where people exchange seeds and ideas.
Our Kitchen Garden & Coop Tour this year will be on Sunday, July 27th where you will be inspired by beautiful kitchen gardens and chicken coops in Santa Fe. Stay tuned for more information as we get it together.
Come to our monthly potlucks on the last Tuesday of each month. Bring a dish and share some food and knowledge. We have guests speakers that will cover topics on gardening, beekeeping, backyard chicken coops and urban farming and an answer/question session for those needing answers to their garden questions. Novice or expert gardener? All are welcome! For more info go to the top menu and click on POTLUCKS. Our first potluck this year will be on February 25 and feature Thomas Guthrie.
Looking to garden but don’t have the space? How about getting a community garden plot? To check them out and learn more, go to the top menu and click on COMMUNITY GARDENS.
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