It’s already time for our April board meeting. We hope everyone is able to attend; we’ve got lots of stuff going on. The proposed agenda is included below.
Spring has sprung and there’s a lot going on in the neighborhood. We hope to see you at our meeting tonight! Tonight’s agenda is below…
So, remember a couple of weeks ago when we announced that the SANA Street Beautification Project we were asking everyone to come out and pitch in? And then remember how the one day that actually resembled winter this year fell on that day? Yeah, so we ended up calling everything off so no one had to work in the snow and cold (remember those?). We’ve rescheduled the effort for this Saturday, February 4th. Details may be found on the revised flyer below. We hope to see everyone there.
In what has become an annual SANA tradition, we will once again be giving away luminarias on Christmas Eve. Please join us Saturday, Dec. 24th, at 9am in the parking lot at Mama’s Minerals (the corner of 20th St. and Bellamah). We’ll be giving away the entire works: bags, candles and sand. We’ll be limiting the giveaway to 1 dozen per family, but be sure to come early. It’s first come, first served, and last year they went fast…
As we rush headlong into the thick of the holiday season, SANA is gearing up for our big luminaria project. We’ll be spending part of our meeting this week prepping the farolitos for Saturday. Stay tuned to find out how to get yours!
Otherwise we’ve got a number of other things we need to talk about as we prepare for 2017 (which for many can’t get here fast enough). A copy of the agenda can be found here. We hope you’re able to join us.
Regardless, SANA wishes everyone the happiest, healthiest, and most peaceful of Happy Christmases, Joyous Hannukahs, Festive Kwanzaas, passable Fesitvii, and Merry New Years.
Backyard Farming Kicks Off with BernCo Bernie This Saturday
Learn how to landscape for life
Bernalillo County – County mascot BernCo Bernie will help kick off the 2015 Backyard Farming Series this Saturday at the historic Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW, from 9 a.m.-noon.
Saturday’s class, “Sustainability in the Home Garden and Role of Soil,” is presented by Bernalillo County’s award-winning Open Space Program.
The spring Backyard Farming series will cover the basics needed to plan, design or modify your home garden landscape. This nationally-recognized certificate program, Landscape for Life, focuses on sustainability, permaculture and the wise use of our limited natural resources. Each workshop builds on information shared from previous classes and offers tools to assess your home landscape. Participants who attend all five sessions will receive a certificate and have the chance to win a free rain barrel and other giveaways.
Future classes offered include:
March 14, 9 a.m. – Noon
“Sustainability in the Home Garden and Role of Soil”
March 28, 9 a.m. – Noon
“Successful Soil Practices and Role of Water”
April 11, 9 a.m. – Noon
“Successful Water Practices and Role of Plants”
April 25, 9 a.m. – Noon
“Successful Plant Practices and Selecting Materials”
May 16, 9 a.m. – Noon
“Recycled and Natural Building Materials in the Garden and Complete Garden Design”
For more information and to register, visit www.bernco.gov/openspace or call (505) 314-0398.
Pictured: Bernie at an irrigation gate.