February 11, 7 p.m. Culture Series: Food & Agriculture in the Border Region
Krysten Aguilar, food planning and policy advocacy specialist for La Semilla Food Center, will talk about how food and agriculture programs and initiatives can help create healthy, happy communities and foster local economic development. La Semilla Food Center’s mission is to build a healthy, self-reliant, fair, and sustainable food system in the Paso del Norte region of southern New Mexico and El Paso. La Semilla was established in 2010, the result of community garden, youth development, and food system education efforts in southern New Mexico. Since its inception, the organization has taught thousands of elementary and middle school students how to grow and cook fresh food while establishing a 14-acre education and demonstration farm in Anthony. Admission is a suggested donation of $2.
February 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and February 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Fourthannual Museum Rocks! Gem & Mineral Show
This event, hosted and sponsored by the Friends of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, features more than 60 vendors from throughout the Southwest. The show brings together wholesale and resale dealers of both cut and uncut gemstones, rocks, minerals, fossils and meteorites. Educational displays and jewelry supplies are also part of the event. Another sponsor for the event is Frank Parrish. Admission is $5 per person, age five and older. For more information about the show, contact Las Cruces Event Planning at 522-1232 or visit lcmuseumrocks.com.
Location, entry fees, and hours are available at nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.