Beverly Singer, 277-3027
October 1, 2001
UNM Hosts New Mexico Land and Water Festival
The University of New Mexico Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and the Alfonso
Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies are sponsoring a festival to honor
land and water issues in New Mexico Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to
The event, Celebrate Autumn at the Maxwell: New Mexico Land and
Water Festival, is free and open to the public and will be held
on the UNM campus at the Maxwell Museum. The festival features various
talks, presentations and hands-on activities.
Mari Lyn Salvador, head curator of the Maxwell Museum, said she encourages everyone to partake in this community event by enjoying food, arts, music and conversation. She said roasted corn, chile, hot apple cider, green chile stew, Indian tacos will be available. Salvador encourages everyone to enjoy New Mexicos autumn by participating in a pumpkin carving contest, horseshoe competition or learning to rope a hay bale.
Salvador said a mid-afternoon forum will bring together distinguished guests
to discuss contemporary issues and concerns regarding land and water in New
Mexico. Amigdio Ballon from Bolivia will talk about native crops and medical
plants in northern New Mexico and Lois Ellen Frank will present slides about
the history of corn. An opportunity to talk with representatives from groups
involved with acequias, native plants, organic agriculture and the preservation
of heirloom seeds and restoration of the Rio Grande watershed will be given.
For more information, call 277-3027 or 277-5963.
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