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Agritourism/Green Experiences

A Well-Born Guide/Have Ph.D., Will Travel

Phone: 505 988 8022
Where: State Capitol
Garden Tour: Past and Present
For Budget Travelers! (FREE to $100)


Explore Santa Fe gardens with local gardener and historian. See what it takes to make these cool, quiet spaces in galleries, public buildings and private places.

When: Tuesdays or by arrangement 9:30AM Reservations Required
Time: 9:30AM
Cost: $26/pp. Minimum $65 Reservations Required

Cinny Green

Phone: 505-699-4747
Where: Santa Fe National Forest
Trail Writing Workshops
This is a DAY TRIP from Santa Fe
For Budget Travelers! (FREE to $100)





JOIN A TRAIL WRITER�S HIKE. As we walk together, I link elements of writing craft to moments of quiet, creative inspiration in the wilderness, and the wilderness of your imagination. On each trail, leave behind clich�d metaphors, facile emotions, and manufactured imagery of our culture. Let the rudiments of nature inspire your unique Writer�s Trails: the pattern of your (+) expand

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El Rancho de las Golondrinas Living History Museum

Phone: 505.471.2261
Where: Las Golondrinas is just south of Santa Fe, off of Interstate 25
Take a journey to the past at the Southwest�s premier outdoor living history museum!
For Budget Travelers! (FREE to $100)








This historic Spanish colonial ranch served as a stopping place or paraje upon what was the longest, most important trade route in North America � El Camino Real � the Royal Road. Caravans of soldiers, traders and travelers of the past found warmth, welcome and rest among its adobe buildings with plentiful water and grass for their animals. Today Las Golondrinas (+) expand

Estrella Del Norte Vineyard

Phone: 505-455-2826
Fax: 505-455-2827
Where: Estrella Del Norte Vineyard
Garden Tours & Vine to Wine class


Wine Tasting Room and Event Center has Vineyards, Orchards and a European Garden for tours,wine dinners,cooking classes and scheduled events. We also have a meetup group that meets once or twice a month for vine to wine activities, we prune vines, harvest, crush grapes and make wine (Seasonal Call For Details).

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Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Phone: 505.471.9103
Where: I-25 frontage road south of Santa Fe near the racetrack
Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve
For Budget Travelers! (FREE to $100)






Located south of Santa Fe, this beautiful 35-acre nature preserve hosts a bountiful diversity of plants and wildlife, a shaded nature trail leading to a pond, trails abounding in cactus and gorgeous views, and docents who love to answer questions. The preserve is also home to a number of towering cottonwoods. Leonora Curtin is open May through October, every Saturday (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Xeriscape Gardens & Water-Wise Landscaping Workshop - March 16, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience





Xeriscape gardens are water-wise landscaping. Gardens that are xeriscape are gardens that are well-planned, use water efficiently and can even appear lush. Everybody talks about xeriscape, learn what it is, the basic principles of xeriscape and how to design for good looks and save water, too. Join Bob Pennington, from Agua Fria Nursery, for this introduction.

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Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Garden Superstars with Bob Pennington, owner of Agua Fria Nursery - March 9, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience





When it comes to knowing what will grow in New Mexico, few people have more experience than Bob Pennington, owner of Agua Fria Nursery for more than 20 years. This class will focus on plants and flowers that do incredibly well in our soil and harsh conditions. Some plants (like people) thrive in this special place. This class will look at a dozen or two of the most durable. (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Plan Now, Plant Later - Drought-tolerant Gardens Workshop - April 13, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience





Before all those garden catalogs begin to pour in and fill your mind with garden glories beyond all possibilities, take this class and put your newly acquired skills to good use. Learn how to create beautiful, low-maintenance and drought-tolerant gardens step-by-step. After getting an overview of garden design principles, you�ll learn how to apply practical techniques, where (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Women and Horses: Preparing for a Ride - May 15, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience






Join long-time wranglers Lori DeSantis, Adele Rosen and Stephanie Abrams to learn how to groom and care for a horse. The ride begins at 11 a.m. but we want students to arrive at 9:30 a.m. so they can go over brushing, saddling and getting a horse prepared for a ride. This is a great class for those who want to be more comfortable around horses and have some hands-on experience. (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Renewable Energy Systems: Using the Sun - March 15, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience





Using the sun to save money and energize your home. This class reviews renewable energy systems for residential applications, a major component of green building. We will discuss and view slides showing solar thermal systems (solar water heating and radiant heating) and solar electric photovoltaic (PV) systems for both on-grid and off-grid applications. We will discuss system (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Water Harvesting and Recycling - March 8, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience





Conserving and managing our precious water resources is a crucial element to living in New Mexico. Consider water harvesting and water recycling as key components in the overall theme of moisture management on your property. We look at active and passive systems and the related topics of conveyance, filtration, storage, distribution, irrigation, retention ponds, pumice wicks, (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Tin Birdhouse/Tin Bird Feeder � April 12, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience






With the guidance of tinworker Richard Gabriel, create your own bird feeder or birdhouse in this lively one day workshop. The results will be an attractive addition to your garden and landscape. Tinwork is a Santa Fe tradition that has been handed down for generations. Join in the fun with Gabriel, one of SFCC�s most popular teachers.

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Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Greening Your Home, Green the Planet with Carol Berry - April 14, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience





People now have an increased awareness of how important healthy environments are. More people are realizing that what they bring into the house can affect the health of everyone in the home including pets. Furniture, carpets, window coverings and cleaning products can be both beautiful and eco-friendly. Green design creates healthy interior environments without compromising (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Downsize With Style with Jennifer Nollette of I Candy Interiors - March 5, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience





If you have moved to a small home or plan to downsize, discover stylish solutions to your small space dilemmas. Learn how to decide what to pack and what to purge. Discuss ideas to repurpose your belongings and adapt to living smaller. Get storage options for every room and tips to make your small space feel large. Achieving a downsized lifestyle is simple and affordable, (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Gardening, Good Enough to Eat - High Altitude Gardening Workshop - April 6, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience






These days, everyone is trying to figure out how to stretch the family budget a little further. Planting your own �eat-ables� has never been more important. Bob Pennington, owner of Agua Fria Nursery and gardener in this region for decades, will talk about how to do a vegetable garden. He�ll discuss when to start the plantings and how to sneak edibles in-between flowers (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
A Rose by Any Name is Easy to Grow - Growing Roses in New Mexico - March 30, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience






Roses have an undeserved reputation for being difficult to grow. Learn how to select the best varieties for this area, how to care for them and how to ensure successful growth. Bob Pennington is a longtime owner of Agua Fria Nursery in Santa Fe and an expert in roses.

Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., March 30, 1 day.
Course #HG355 01/CRN 30402
Bob Pennington, Fee $25

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Santa Fe Community College

Where: Santa Fe Community College
Ecology of the Santa Fe Mountains with William Neuwirth - May 15, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience






Within a short distance of The Plaza lies a great variety of habitats and plant communities. In this mostly downhill hike of 7.5 miles, you�ll examine vegetation gradients, the evolution of ecosystems, the interplay between geography and climate, micro climates, and how individual flora and fauna have adapted to various environmental conditions. Geologic processes, animal (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Survival Skills in the Wilderness - April 10 & May 8, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience





This workshop concentrates on essential survival skills in the wilderness. Students build and expand their mental focus, physical skills and planning for the outdoors. Examples are cited from real-life situations, some where people survived and some where people did not. The morning is spent in discussion on avoiding hazards, handling hazards, weather signs, orienting and (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Birding at Rancho de las Golondrinas - April 22, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience





Spend a morning at one of Santa Fe county�s hot spots for migration. Participants will have the grounds to themselves to view birds, primarily passerines, on the beautiful grounds at Las Golondrinas. William Neuwirth has sighted more than 120 species in this area and will cover identification techniques and habits.

Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., April 22, 1 day.
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Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
History on Horseback - May 14, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience






Join historian and weekly newspaper columnist Marc Simmons for an informative talk about the lore and legends of the Cerrillos Hills. After the talk, you will ride on horseback for two hours into the wilderness and retrace the steps of history with a member of the Cerrillos Hills Historic Park. Novice riders will enjoy the smooth riding Tennessee Walkers and Missouri (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Trail Ride on Horseback - Two Sessions - March 5 & 6 , 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience





Trail rides offer a fun and unique way to experience New Mexico. During the ride, students will enjoy spectacular views from the base of the Sandia Mountains. Overlooking the Rio Grande Valley, you�ll enjoy seeing the Jemez Mountains in the horizon and the luminous New Mexico sky. Your adventure begins in Placitas, where knowledgeable wranglers will match you with the perfect (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Ranch Ride near Mount Taylor - April 3, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience





Join Santa Fe Community College, for an exciting horseback ride on a New Mexican ranch near Mount Taylor with Romero�s Thunder. More experienced riders will enjoy the day riding around the ranch�s property checking out beautiful canyons, wildlife and even some petroglyphs. After meeting in Bernalillo, students will carpool to the ranch (about 1 1/2 hour drive). Students (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Wildflowers on Horseback - May 21 , 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience






Join Sarah Wood on horseback for a 1 1/2 hour ride through the Cerrillos Hills State Park near Broken Saddle Riding Co. Wood is a plant etiologist who will share her vast knowledge of regional flora and fauna while you enjoy a ride on the easy-going Tennessee Walkers and Missouri Fox Trotter horses. If the timing is perfect, you will have the opportunity to see many spring (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Chaco Canyon - 3 Session Guided Excursions - May 4, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience






At Chaco Canyon, you�re in touch with the past. On this outing you�ll visit most of the major sites, including Pueblo Bonito, Pueblo del Arroyo, Chetro Ketl and Casa Rinconada. You�ll also take hikes out of the canyon. Archaeology, architecture, mythology and the Pueblo worldview are highlighted, and you�ll learn about archaeological methods and the prehistory of the (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Seasonal Wildflower Identification Classes starting May 11, 2010
This is a ONE TIME experience





Would you like to have the tools and skills to identify nearly every native plant in our area? This class guides you through the concepts and terms necessary to successfully negotiate an identification key. Two introductory classroom sessions familiarize you with the botanical basics of flower anatomy. You are then ready to hit the field for each Saturday, visiting several (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Hiking Posi-Owinge - May 8, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience







Join noted archaeologist Martha Yates for a mid-morning hiking tour to Posi, an ancient pueblo that flourished between 1400 and 1550 A.D. The hike begins in Ojo Caliente and explores Posi-owinge and the ancient agricultural fields that surround the pueblo. Dr. Yates will introduce participants to the technological skills used by Pueblo farmers during the Pueblo IV (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Where: Santa Fe Community College
Hiking Into Antiquity: Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Site - May 14, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience





This is a three- to four-hour hike through some of the most stunning petroglyphs in New Mexico. Mesa Prieta is a major geological basalt formation overlooking the Rio Grande just north of San Juan Pueblo in northern New Mexico. Along the mesa�s eastern slope is the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph site, on private land and containing more than 6,000 petroglyphs dating from Archaic (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Chaco Canyon �April 9, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience






This World Heritage Site and national park hosts a complex of buildings that infer celestial relationships. This one-day journey will give you firsthand experience of the beauty, precision and intricacy of several Great Houses. We will walk through most of the architecture of �downtown Chaco,� as well as Una Vida. Many sites in the canyon align to the solar standstill, (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Pecos ,Glorieta & Greer Garson House Tour - April 10, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience






Begin your class learning about the Pecos Pueblo, the Civil War at Glorieta and Hollywood star Greer Garson. After a brief overview by historian and tour leader Peter Sinclaire, everyone will board the college van for the Glorieta-Pecos region. Visit the Pecos Pueblo and enjoy the picnic lunch you brought. The Pecos National Monument Visitor Center features a film narrated (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Geology of the Los Alamos Area - May 6, 2011 � Day Trip From Santa Fe
This is a ONE TIME experience






The town of Los Alamos, situated on the Pajarito Plateau at the eastern base of the Jemez Mountains, reveals some of the most spectacular volcanic geology in New Mexico. This one-day field excursion will visit important road outcrops and canyon vistas that help reveal the geologic story specific to the Los Alamos area over the past 5 million years.Topics to be addressed (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Geologic Hike of Otowi Peak and Buckman Mesa - Feb. 27, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience






Buckman Mesa and Otowi Peak stand prominently in the middle of the Rio Grande Rift, providing spectacular views of White Rock Canyon, the Jemez Mountains and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The extinct Otowi Peak volcano erupted a variety of material, including explosive steam-magma blasts, cone-building cinder and fluid pahoehoe basalt. We will explore the eruption history (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Geology of Santa Fe - May 13, 2011 - Day Trip From Santa Fe
This is a DAY TRIP from Santa Fe
This is a ONE TIME experience




This six-hour day trip will explore the geologic past of the Santa Fe area, exploring key outcrops that tell wonderful stories of geologic processes that shaped the City Different and surroundings. The highlights include visits to pumice layers from the Valles Caldera eruption, major faults involved in the uplift of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and pre-dinosaur limestone (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
5 Day BPI Building Analyst Training - Starting Jan. 18 , Feb. 21 , & May 16 , 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience






This five-day Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst Training course prepares participants to conduct a comprehensive inspection and diagnostic analysis of a home�s energy consumption, paying special attention to health and safety issues that can arise during energy efficiency improvements. Topics include evaluating and documenting how the building as a (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
BPI Building Envelope Professional - April 6, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience







The BPI Envelope Professional Certification trains individuals in advanced building thermal and pressure boundary analysis, including in-depth air sealing and insulation measures. Health and safety issues, ventilation calculations and moisture issues are also included. Students taking this class must be a certified BPI Building Analyst. Amanda Evans is a HERS Energy (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Introduction to Green Building - Feb. 15, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience






This introductory class provides an overview of green and sustainable building for owners, builders and designers who want to improve the quality of their homes while reducing their impact on our natural resources and the environment. The class reviews current issues, concepts, strategies, goals, programs and language in the field, including LEED programs, build green (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Great Southwest Design in an Energy-Efficient Home - Feb. 22, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience





The focus of this class is on creating a beautiful and functional low-energy home. Using slides from New Mexico and around the world, this class will familiarize you with important design principles, showing how mass and massing, light and shadow, layering of space, texture, indoor-outdoor space and color all contribute to achieving architecture that is efficient, functional (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Alternative Building Methods and Materials - March 1, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience





From adobe to straw bale and beyond, learn about the different building methods, materials and wall systems and how they relate to green building and energy efficiency. We will discuss and illustrate adobe, straw bale, pumice crete, Insulated Concrete Forms and Aerated Autoclave Concrete -- all alternatives to standard frame construction. You�ll learn about embodied energy, (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
A Guide to Successful Building - March 29, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience






Be prepared to have a great experience building your new home. Familiarize yourself with the design and building process and how to work well with builders and architects/designers for a successful building experience. This class reviews the processes you need to help you stay within your project�s budget and manage your home building project effectively. Topics include: (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College

Phone: (505) 428-1270
Where: Santa Fe Community College
Diagnosing Killer Designs - Feb. 19, 2011
This is a ONE TIME experience






Most green buildings are filled with furnishings that kill! Learn to diagnose killer practices within the furnishings trade. Some green products are actually harming us, the environment and the global village. Join us as we take a closer look at authentic eco-choices and how wood furniture, upholstery and textiles are made. This class is for consumers and designers alike (+) expand

Santa Fe Community College - Various Fine Artists of Santa Fe

Continuing Education, Workshops, & Classes Spring 2011
Santa Fe Artist Workshops and Classes




Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau

Phone: 1-800-777-2489
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Santa Fe Convention and Visitor's Bureau

Phone: 1-800-777-2489

Santa Fe Creative Tourism

Phone: 505-955-6215
Where: Santa Fe, NM Local Santa Fe Book Stores / Amazon
Creative Tourism: A Global Conversation





This book tells how to provide unique creative experiences for travelers worldwide. But what is Creative Tourism, how is it different from other types of tourism, why is it needed, and how do you go about developing it? You'll find answers to these questions and more in this book which is based on and draws from the proceedings of the 2008 Santa Fe & UNESCO International (+) expand

Wings West Birding Tours

Phone: 1-800-583-6928
Fax: 505-473-2780
Where: New Mexico
Birdwatching tours throughout New Mexico-specializing in private ranches


Wings West Birding Tours has been guiding nature enthusiasts in New Mexico for 13 years. Although we specialize in birding, we have alot to share about the plants, animals, geology and human history of NM as well. Our specialty is access to private ranches which, in NM, are often large enough to harbor complete, relatively undisturbed ecosystems. From smaller ranches within (+) expand
 
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