President: Thomas Antonio (505-690-5105) tom ‘at’ thomasantonio.org
Chapter Representative: Carol Johnson (505-466-1303) gcjohnson ‘at’ comcast.net
Membership Chair: Joan West, joanwest1 ‘at’ yahoo.com
The 2011 Annual Meeting: Honoring the Past, Preparing for the Future was presented by the Santa Fe Chapter
Scheduled Events for 2014
The Santa Fe Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM
We will now be meeting at Christ Lutheran Church, which is located in the triangle of Old Pecos Trail, St Michael’s Drive and Arroyo Chamiso @ 1701 Arroyo Chamiso. It is directly across the street from Fire Station #4.
Jan 15 Meeting. Phytoactives: The Language of Plants. Dr. Ivette Guzman, Northern NM College plant biochemist.
Feb 19 Meeting. “Even Native Plants Need Pruning.” Corva Rose is co-owner of the Albuquerque pruning company, Divine Earth: Aesthetic Pruning and Restoration. As a member of the International Society of Arboriculture and a Professional Aesthetic Pruner for over 20 years, she brings a synthesis of art and science to her pruning style. She will discuss seasonally appropriate and plant-specific methods for pruning native plants that enhance beauty as well as the health of the ecosystem.
Mar 19 Meeting. The Solution Is Never that Simple: The Impact of the Introduced Salt Cedar Leaf Beetle on the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher in NM. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Debra Hill.
April 16 Meeting. “The Art of Pest Control.” Phillip Clark, owner of Organic Landscaping in Santa Fe since 1981, will discuss his conversion from what he was taught about plant pests in school to the approach he uses today. He will share some of what he has learned over 32 years of observing and controlling insects and disease in landscape and vegetable gardens. His talk will focus on a holistic approach and present ways to make your plants thrive.
September 17 Meeting. “Planting Water For Life.” Amanda Bramble will discuss her watershed restoration work at the Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center in Cerrillos, NM. She will show the progression of a large-scale project that restores a historic flood pattern that was destroyed by the construction of a railroad in 1892. A series of photos illustrates this dynamic project that is now successfully vegetated and harbors wildlife.
Amanda Bramble has focused on healing the land and the human relationship to our natural world for 20 years. Her background is in land restoration and organic agriculture. She also practices restoring our relationship with the elements and cycles of nature through appropriate technologies, solar design, living off rainwater, community projects, teaching, mentoring, and permaculture design. She is the co founder and director of Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center.
October 15 Meeting. “Navajo Corn: cultural significance and history.” Edsel Brown, Navajo artist from Chinle, AZ currently finishing his degree at the Institute of American Indian Arts will share his indigenous knowledge regarding corn.
November 19 Meeting. “Penstemons and Eriogonoms – Drought tolerant plants.” Bob Pennington, co-founder of Agua Fria Nursery, and past president of the American Penstemon Society.
December 7 Santa Fe Chapter Holiday Potluck celebration. Time and place TBA
All our programs are free and open to the public. Come early and enjoy refreshments.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-690-5105
Take I-25 to Santa Fe.
Exit Old Pecos Trail.
Follow Old Pecos Trail to the “Y” formed by St. Michael’s Drive and Old Pecos Trail.
Bear left onto St. Michael’s Drive.
At the NEXT stoplight, turn right onto Arroyo Chamiso.
Go about 50 yards and turn right into our parking lot.
The Church is located directly across from Fire Station #4.
Thanks to New Mexico Educator’s Federal Credit Union and the New Mexico State Land Office for their support.