Herbfest 2013 Albuquerque – Discover Mother Nature

Herbfest 2013 Albuquerque – Discover Mother Nature

Herbfest 2013 is coming. May 11th and 12th at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park will be the site of Herbfest, where you can go to learn all sorts of interesting facts as well as purchase various herbs, crafts, and more.

Herbfest is hosted by Friends of theRio GrandeNatureCenter. They are a nonprofit organization with the goal of protecting theRio Grandearea. They educate the public about the ecosystems as well as show people how to interact with them in a positive manner. From classes to guided walks to educational activities, they do everything possible to inform people about the importance of the area.

Herbfest is an excellent way to get people out to theRio Grandearea and see the different herbs that they may or may not be familiar with. You can purchase herbs to use in your own kitchen if you like, or you can peruse the crafts and various arts to see if there are any handmade goodies you’d like to take home with you. Bring the whole family for guided walks and garden tours where you can learn about both the flora and fauna of theRio Grande’s ecosystems. There will also be music, raffles, and crafts that kids can make and take home with them.

Over two days, Herbfest will also feature speakers such as New Mexico State Biologist Tess Grasswitz, George Miller and Tom Stewart of the New Mexico Native Plant Society, Landscape Designer Judith Philips, and Wes Brittenham of Plants of the Southwest. From creating a wildlife habitat to discoveringNew Mexico’s beneficial or native plants, there’s a little something for everyone.

If you are looking to attend Herbfest 2013 in Albuquerque, and are still looking for a place to stay this weekend, make sure to check out our “green” hotel rooms. Hotel Andaluz is the first historic hotel in the southwest to be Leed Gold Certified as well as being a AAA Four Diamond award winning hotel.


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