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Permaculture Silver City - Monthly meeting. May 18, 2019 (3rd Saturday of every month) 1pm - 4pm. Silver City Visitor's Center Conference Room 201 N Hudson St. Silver City, NM 88061. 

Plant of the Month: Pecan - Please share your knowledge, experiences, and ideas about this plant. Discussion Topic: Local sources of nuts for eating - pecan, walnut, almond, pinon, acorn, etc that we can grow & harvest locally Busy-Bee Work Party: Gough Park Orchard Tending Day. Note: We'll have a short meeting at the Visitor's Center from 1pm - 2pm and then head over to the community orchard across the parking lot from Gough Park and behind the Non-Profit Center to participate in the orchard tending from 2-4pm. We are repeating POTM and Discussion Topic from last month because so many of our members were busy participating in various booths at Earth Day. 

At the Silver City Rotary Club’s meeting on Tuesday, May 14, Jim Jackson, former executive director of Disability Rights New Mexico, will give a talk on the important role a trained dog can play in the life of a disabled person.

The Rotary Club meets every Tuesday for lunch in the Sunset Room of the WNMU Cafeteria.  The club welcomes members of the public to the meetings. There is no charge for members of the public to attend the meeting, but guests are asked to contribute $10 if they wish to join the Rotarians in eating a hot lunch with salad, dessert and coffee.

Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  Rotary is the world’s oldest and largest service organization, with more than 1.2 million members in more than 168 countries. Since its founding in 1923, the Silver City Rotary Club has provided support and service to numerous non-profit organizations and civic causes in Silver City and Grant County as well as supporting and participating in humanitarian projects sponsored by Rotary International.

milling mesquiteGabriel Feldman (left) and Asher Gelbart process mesquite flour using a hammer mill. (Photo courtesy of Richard Felger)The Gila Native Plant Society’s meeting on May 17 will feature a presentation by botanist Richard Felger entitled “Mesquite: Tree of Life” inspired by his work with native crops. Richard evokes the significance of mesquite:

“A mesquite seedling sends a deep root down through a ground sloth pie, or maybe it was an elephant and only 13,000 years ago.

It is the end of the 19th century, Apaches have been driven out and nobody knows how good mesquite tastes, or how to prepare it.

It is 2040 and hot and dry and half the world is growing mesquite and big sacaton.

Let’s talk about mesquite past, present, and future.”

May 12 at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street  – “Mothers’ Day and Mothering”

Shauna McCosh, midwife and nurse practitioner, owner of La Clinica Health and Birth Center, will discuss the history of Mothers’ Day and the concept of mothering, from the traditional perspective as well as a broad definition of what it means to “mother”.

This is a Family Program Sunday and The UU Children's Program for the month of May will center around The Gift of Moms (and making a gift for Mom) and the Gift of Community, where we will discuss what it means to be a part of a community and different ways to contribute to that.

There will be coffee and conversation after the service, and visitors are always welcome.

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kz picKAM ZARRABI, a Silver City resident and an avid photography enthusiast, is displaying his work at the library during the month of May. Most of the thirty-some photographs are from Silver City and the nearby areas, with a few from the vacation town of Telluride, Colorado, and elsewhere. Kam believes that photography is more than the technique and the equipment; it is the photographer’s eye that helps catch the essence of the scene and tell the story behind it.

Give Grandly! Give Local! Non-Profit Fair from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, on 8th Street and Bullard, next to the Silver City Farmers’ Market on the market’s opening day. Give Grandly is a 24-hour community-giving marathon sponsored by the Grant County Community Foundation and the Southwest New Mexico Non-Profit Coalition representing over 50 local non-profits. The participating non-profits will have tables with staff or volunteers to highlight what they do for the community, accept cash and check donations, and answer questions. Computers will be set up at the fair for donors to make tax-deductible donations online to their favorite causes. There will be musical entertainment and food–lots of it!–hot food from the Duckstop, cold treats from the Mint Chip, more goodies from local restaurants and coffee and tea. All are invited to come on down to Bullard Street, enjoy the festivities, learn more about these organizations and donate, if the spirit moves. Or donate online at www.givegrandly.org anytime from May 4 to May 11 – your donation will be charged on May 11.

Mogollon: Beginning May 7, 2019 the NMDOT will be OPENING the gates located on NM 159; both the lower gate at milepost 12.3 and the upper gate located at milepost 22.6. Motorist may encounter fallen burnt timber or rocks on roadway. The NMDOT will continue to monitor roadway throughout the summer months.

For updated information go to: New Mexico Department of Transportation at www.nmroads.com or call 511.

Tuesday May 7, 6-8:30pm, Grant County Conference Center

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