Location: Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Come celebrate the opening of the newest phase at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Ojos y Manos: Eyes and hands, a place to explore ethnobotany – the shared history of humans and plants in northern New Mexico. The entire 2016/2017 lecture series is devoted to the importance of this unique addition to out community and beyond. Our speakers will explore the ethnobotanical heritage that is reflected in Ojos y Manos.  Walk away with a better understanding of the historical uses of plants and how it is relevant to our society and culture today.
Explore the uniqueness of our community through the words of our lecturers; Larry Littlebird, Panayoti Kelaidis, Baker H. Morrow, Eric Blinman, and a panel of representatives from each museum on museum hill.

All lectures are 3-5pm at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, off the Old Santa Fe Trail. Come early to enjoy snacks and conversation. Please plan to arrive by 2:50pm.  After 2:50pm seats will be released in order to begin on time.

Fee: Members are $5 and not-yet-members are $10. Become a SFBG Member today and attend the lecture for a reduced price. Join/Renew here!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 – Listening Ground: Heirloom Stories and Signposts

Larry Littlebird will share stories and precepts from his Pueblo Indian culture about simple regenerative living rooted in indigenous land wisdom. The lecture will include topics on creating healthy ecosystems, our kinship to water and our relationships to the Plant People and Bee People. This revered storyteller/elder will be sure to challenge us to cultivate a deeper relationship to place and to find our own listening ground for living in concert with the land, to one another and all our relations at this critical hour on earth.

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 – Steppes with Panayoti Kelaidis

Santa Fe lies in the heart of the Steppe biome-one of the most misunderstood ecological systems on the planet. Often confused with desert, steppe is the ecosystem where humans originated in Africa, and the superhighway that we have pursued for millions of years leading ultimately to where we are today—for better or for worse. Understanding steppe is a key to understanding human kind, and perhaps a key
to teaching us how to alter environmentally driven imperatives that could lead to our demise.

Thursday, November 10th, 2016 – Canyon Gardens: The New Mexican Historic Landscape Across the Centuries

The design and construction of open space in New Mexican towns and cities for the past ten to eleven centuries have been key components of settlements and developing pueblo nations.  This lecture will illustrate several forms and characteristics of New Mexican landscape architecture that remain important even in our own time. Baker Morrow will touch on aspects of the development of New Mexican gardens and human-made landscapes since the ninth century AD.

Our 20132014, & 2015 Fall Lectures were very popular and we thank all of the members, volunteers, and supporters who made it possible.