Wednesday, May 1, 2013 11:00 am- 3:00 pm $3 - $5
Oven bread, baked fresh in the Maxwell’s horno. Indian tacos & more. Prepared by the Edaakies of Isleta Pueblo.
Saturday, May 4, 2013 1:00 am- 4:00 pm free
For more information contact Mary Beth Hermans 505- 277-1400
5th Annual Food & Life series
Southwest Herbalism + Curanderismo: Healing and Ritual Exhibition Opening
Nature provides a profound diversity of plant life that has been the foundation of health the world over. In the American Southwest, an abundance of native plants continue to support the people who settle here, fortifying nutrition and endowing healing processes.
Southwest Herbalism, traditional and contemporary, will be explored at the 5th annual Food and Life series. The program will feature Master Herbalist and Ethnobotanist Dr. Tomas Enos, who has been cultivating and utilizing traditional herbs of the desert Southwest in a contemporary fashion to benefit individual and community health since 1990. Presentations on spiral herb gardens and local healing weeds will be provided by permaculturist and chef Trish Cyman, and Sophia Rose of La Abeja Herbs.
The program is offered in collaboration with the opening of the Maxwell’s newest exhibition Curanderismo: Healing and Ritual. The exhibition is the first in the United States to focus on the traditional healing practice begun in rural Mexico and spread to the Southwest United States and beyond. Curanderismo is currently gaining popularity as people interested in natural alternatives to allopathic medicine seek traditional healers. Curandera Tonita Gonzales will speak about herbs used in spiritual cleansing and perform limpias.
Food and Life is a public program at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology that explores the cultural significance of traditional foodways and the archaeological, historic, and modern uses of regional botanical foods in health applications. Parking restrictions at the University will be lifted.