Message #213 Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 21:02:19 Subject: Four Hundred Years of Acequia Farming [ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] : From: firstname.lastname@example.org (H-ASEH) "Four Hundred Years of Acequia Farming in the Rio Arriba Bioregion, 1598-1998." Conference posters and programs will be available for distribution in about ten days. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me. Warmest regards, Devon G. Peôa, Ph.D. Director Rio Grande Bioregions Project Field Station P. O. Box 396 San Luis, CO 81152 719-672-3016 ANNOUNCING A CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF ACEQUIA FARMING N THE RIO ARRIBA BIOREGION, 1598-1998: A CULTURAL AND NATURAL HISTORY OF LAND ETHICS IN TRANSITION ONATE MONUMENT AND VISITOR CENTER, ALCALDE, NEW MEXICO, AUGUST 8-10, 1998 The Rio Grande Bioregions Project at Colorado College and the Onate Center proudly present a three-day conference to commemorate the 400th anniversary of acequia agriculture in the Upper Rio Grande bioregion. Please join us for three days of presentations, lectures, and craft demonstrations by farmers and research scholars. A major photo-documentary exhibition by renowned visual artist, Miguel Gandert, will be featured. Summary of Conference Agenda August 6 - Opening of a multi-media exhibition. The photographic exhibition will run through August 30, 1998. August 8 - Farmers' panels and presentations on the cultural, economic, social, and environmental history of the acequia farming tradition. August 9 - Scholars' panels and presentations on the research findings of the "Upper Rio Grande Hispano Farms" study. Field trip to New Mexico's oldest acequias. August 10 - Peer review panels. Field trips to local acequia farms. The research activities of the Rio Grande Bioregions Project are made possible through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Colorado Historical Society. Support for this conference is made possible through grants from the Ford Foundation, New Mexico Office of Cultural Affairs, Colorado College, and the Regional Studies Program at UNM-Albuquerque. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please call the Onate Monument and Visitor Center at 505-852-4639 or the Rio Grande Bioregions Project, Field Station Office, at 719-672-3016. Posters and program brochures will be available at the conference.