[NMSEA-news] NMSEA News, Events & Announcements

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Fri Oct 7 15:19:28 MDT 2011


 Hello Solar Supporters!
Here are the Latest News, Events & Announcements from NMSEA
Please Check Our Event Calendar 
<http://www.nmsea.org/Events/Event_Calendar.php> for Additional Event 
Listings

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*_ANNOUNCEMENTS_*
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- NMSEA SunPaper Archives Online
*/-/ *New Mexico Solar Energy Association on Facebook/
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*_EVENTS_
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OCT 9: Local Food Festival and Field Day - /Albuquerque, NM
/OCT 16: 2nd Annual Climate Ride - /Santa Fe, NM/
OCT 28-30 & NOV 5-6: **Photovoltaic Design & Installation Classes **/ - 
Santa Fe, NM/*

*_ANNOUNCEMENTS_*
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* NMSEA SunPaper Archives Online

*A selection of past SunPaper editions are available for reference 
online. For more details, please visit the NMSEA website 
<http://nmsea.org/Sunpaper/index.php>.
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***New Mexico Solar Energy Association on Facebook

*NMSEA is also using Facebook to spread the word about our educational 
outreach, upcoming events & fundraising drives.
If you would like updates about solar energy innovations, events and 
sustainability related news, please visit NMSEA on Facebook 
<http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Mexico-Solar-New-Mexico-Solar-Energy-Association/142681782410865?ref=ts> 
and press the "Like" button!

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EVENTS
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**OCT 9: Local Food Festival & Field Day - /Albuquerque, NM
/*11am-4pm at the Gutierrez-Hubbel House in the South Valley, 
Albuquerque, 6029 Isleta Blvd SW

Healthy land, Healthy Food, Healthy People

The Local Food Festival and Field Day, a celebration of food from the 
ground up, is an annual event highlighting local food and agriculture in 
our region. The festival is organized by the MRCOG Agriculture 
Collaborative in partnership with a variety of local groups and 
organizations.

The continued success of this event reflects the ever increasing demand 
for local agriculture, locally produced foods and gardening related 
activities. Many festival attendees have stated that they are now more 
willing to seek out New Mexico food products and to shop at area 
farmers’ markets. Others have indicated a new interest in growing more 
food and including more fresh and local foods as a part of their regular 
diet.

Connecting the public with local growers, producers, and businesses is 
crucial in sustaining local agriculture. The Local Food Festival and 
Field Day provides one step in helping to make those connections.


      *Activities including:*

    * *Workshops and lectures* about canning and other food preservation
      techniques, gardening/farming, seed saving, curanderismo (folk
      healing), NM's farming history and culture, and more!
    * *Music* from Young Edward
      <http://e2ma.net/go/10599047842/3817743/108396106/23436/goto:https:/www.facebook.com/home.php%23%21/youngedwardlive> and
      Mala Mana
      <http://www.mrcog-nm.gov/%20http:/www.myspace.com/lamalamania>.
    * *Tastings and chef demos* brought to you by Edible Santa Fe.
    * *Activities for kids* including sack races, seed spitting
      contests, climbing wall, seed spitting contest, face painting by
      Bee Bee the Clown and more! 
    * Free local food samples prepared by local chefs
    * Learn food preservation techniques so you can get the most out of
      your harvest
    * Purchase food from vendors featuring locally grown products, like
      fresh spring produce, asparagus, herbs, spinach, salad greens,
      mushrooms and more
    * Stock up on local honey, fruit jams, prickly pear syrup, fresh
      baked goods, salsas, goat milk soaps, and other local goodies
    * Free workshops with local experts
    * Tour the farm property to view raised vegetable beds, the orchard,
      grapes, and more
    * Visit the "Ask a Master Gardener" booth and get your questions
      answered by local experts 
    * Purchase vegetable seedlings and fruit trees to take home and plant
    * Book readings by local authors hosted by Bookworks
      <http://www.bkwrks.com/>
    * Take a tour and learn about the fascinating history of the
      historic Hubbell House
      <http://www.hubbellhousealliance.org/index.html>
    * Be lead through a field on a horse
    * Meet alpacas and other livestock
    * Learn about healthy eating habits and nutrition at various health
      related booths
    * Get your blood pressure and other basic health screenings for free
    * Trail Mix Making for Kids at the Kids Cook! Booth – until supplies
      last
    * Featured artist David Ondrik – Inside the Hubbell House, Main Hallway
    * Explore the farm and nature trail, including the acequia

See Local Food NM online for further information, event description & 
schedule 
<http://www.mrcog-nm.gov/agriculture-mainmenu-55/local-food-festival-mainmenu-278> 
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*OCT 16: 2nd Annual Climate Ride - /Santa Fe, NM
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11am Ride begins
2pm Catered luncheon
$65

Benefit cycling event and luncheon starting at Tesque Village Market.  
All proceeds go to Climate Change Leadership Institutes’s paid 
internships, seed grants, courage awards & action projects on behalf of 
climate & clean energy leadership.

For additional information regarding this event, please visit CCLI 
online <http://www.takeresponsibility.us/ClimateRide11/info.html>, 
e-mail ccli at takeresponsibility.us or call 988-3364. 
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/**OCT 28-30: Photovoltaic Design Class/ - Santa Fe, NM 
/**OCT 28-30 & NOV 5-6: **Photovoltaic Design & Installation Class **/ - 
Santa Fe, NM/*
*
*New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA) has scheduled its next 
*/Photovoltaic Design/* /& /*/PV Design and Installation/* classes. 
The classes will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico at Santa Fe Girls School. 

Here are several links to the information on the NMSEA website regarding 
these classes. 
   All Workshops:   http://nmsea.org/Workshops/index.php
   PV Design:   http://nmsea.org/Workshops/pv_design_workshop.php
   PV Design & Installation:   http://nmsea.org/Workshops/pv_workshop.php

Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis; NMSEA Members 
receive a discount on the class.  Please spread the word!

<http://earthusa.org/preliminary-schedule/>

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