January 31 and February 1, 2015. 9 am- 5 pm.
It will be held in Albuquerque and hosted by Sandia Preparatory School (532 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113 (505) 338-3000)
This is the second annual conference that is addressing the issues of climate change, sustainable living and teaching how to shrink our carbon footprint. It is a response to the comment we get the most often regarding our Carbon Economy Series programming which is: “I missed it!” In this one place, on one weekend you can get a condensed version of our series all at once. Our conference is geared towards individuals, property owners, businesses, non-profit groups, government and educational facilities that want to become more sustainable. Our focus this year is to build resilience in our communities by reaching out to young people and families to secure the food system in New Mexico. The content of the summit can empower communities and individuals to be true to the triple bottom line: that which is good for people, good for profit and good for the planet. Local experts will teach regenerative agriculture, the benefits of cooperatives, bee keeping, food as medicine, sustainability in schools, using food as medicine, greening of the desert, Permaculture Design, ZERO Waste, soil food web, water stewardship and much more.
For more information visit:https://www.carboneconomyseries.com or call (505) 819-3828.
DR. Bruce T. Milne – Discoveries of the Foodshed Nomad: Sustainability and Ecological Identity
Foodshed Nomad is an ongoing project where I explore ways to construct a meaningful identity rooted in local food, traditional architecture, pastoral ways, culture, crafts, and community relationships. I visit sites in New Mexico where I live semi-nomadically in a highly portable, homemade 14-foot yurt I built from scratch following excellent instructions in Paul King’s The Complete Yurt Handbook. Visitors experience low-impact living, learn about developments in New Mexico’s foodshed, and celebrate the art and ecology of life. The project prompts us to question assumptions about our needs, to evaluate more sustainable options we could adopt, and play with a quasi-rational approach to find rewarding ways of providing greater well-being for all.
Bruce T. Milne holds the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Environmental and Food Systems and is Professor of Biology at the University of New Mexico. He specializes in landscape ecology, fractal geometry, and scaling in complex systems.
He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York at Albany, Ph.D. from Rutgers, and was a lecturer in ecology at Harvard Graduate School of Design. The International Association for Landscape Ecology recognized him for the best paper published in the field in 1992 and again in 2006 as Distinguished Landscape Ecologist.
Research in his lab has included crop diversity as the basis of optimal food hub design, part-to-whole analysis of energy flow and waste in the US food system, landscape ecologies of the Mexican Spotted Owl and endangered Florida Panther, the climate niche of the Lesser Prairie Chicken, scaling of group size in human hunter-gatherers, tree diversity and diffusion along river networks, ecotones of pinon-juniper woodlands, and scaling in bird population dynamics.
Dr. Milne founded the Sustainability Studies Program at the University of New Mexico which offers an undergraduate minor degree to students from across the entire campus. Recent start-up activities include the multi-disciplinary Food Systems Collaborative and the new Flagship Farm to support students on their way to careers in sustainable food systems.
Resurfacing landscape designer who graduated from waterwise native landscapes and hobby farms to permaculture food forests, planned grazing and local food production.
Establishing a homestead at Rancho de Mañana in the Big Bend Country of Texas, among other enterprises. A beginning Texas Farm and Ranch Woman on the Certified Educator tract for Holistic Management International. Infatuated with soil and productive chaotic living systems. Inspired by patterns and processes we observe and are a part of. Fueled by relationships. Celebrating and saving pollinators!
$99 per day or get the 2 days for 150$