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Winter To-Do List at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Farm

A 'To Do' List at Los Poblanos

Wandering around the Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm is always a treat. Nestled in the North Valley's upscale Ranchos de Albuquerque community & sitting among century-old Cottonwood trees along the Rio Grande Bosque, Los Poblanos is a lush getaway located strategically in the middle of the Metro. The Territorial Revival-style of the La Quinta building is stunning & worth the trip alone. An archived article featuring Los Poblanos is here.

Los Poblanos is introducing the Dr. Armin Rembe Lecture Series at architect Gaw Meem's signature La Quinta building, occurring monthly. Named in honor of Dr. Rembe, who passed away last spring, the talks reflect regional culture & local vegetation. Below is the current list, varied enough to appeal to many...

*January: Flamenco in Albuquerque, Presented with the Cervantes Institute.
*February: NM's Winemaking History, with Certified Sommelier, Dylan Storment.
*March:Home Lands: How Women Made the West, with UNM Professor Virginia Scharff.
*April:An Evening with Northern NM band Lone Pinon.
*May:Gardens of Los Poblanos, Past and Present, with Judith Phillips, Landscape Designer

I've been following activist Judith Phillips for about 25 years & am excited she is giving a talk about the Gardens of Los Poblanos. She is one of the leading experts on what to plant & what not to plant in the Southwest. Plants for a Natural Garden is one of the best...

How a season changes everything...Even/especially in the stark winter months, the farm-along-the-bosque offers great view scenes. Above is the lane of Cottonwoods leading into Los Poblanos from Rio Grande Blvd; below is one of the lavender fields in winter, along with the same field last summer, during the height of the growing season. What a difference a season can make...

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