19th Annual Congreso de las Acequias Saturday
The 19th Annual Congreso de las Acequias is from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North, 5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque.
The Congreso de las Acequias is a dynamic and vibrant gathering that celebrates the acequias as part of our way of life and our livelihood. The theme this year is Labor y Fe: Acequias Caring for the Land and Water in Times of Change. We will reflect on a difficult growing season and discuss strategies for our land-based communities to endure by honoring our traditional knowledge and uplifting our youth.
The day’s schedule includes:
- Bendición de las Aguas
- State of the Acequias 2018: Testimonials from the People of the Land
- Cultivating Querencia: The Next Generation of Acequia Parciantes
- Community, Food, Music
Registration covers light breakfast, lunch, entertainment, educational materials, an engaging agenda, networking, and youth activities.
*This year, NMAA will host a pre-Congreso Farm Tour at Cornelio Candelaria Organics in the South Valley community of Atrisco (505 Foothill Rd SW, ABQ),. 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Registration fee is $10.