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12:00 pm Wednesday Lunch Plenary — At the Crossroads: Arts, Tourism and the Creative Economy
Wednesday Lunch Plenary — At the Crossroads: Arts, Tourism and the Creative Economy
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Every corner of the world has its own signature music, art, and literature. There’s something magic in every land. The state of Mississippi, like New Mexico, has a depth of cultural richness that few regions can rival. Writers, painters, potters, visual artists, and performing artists call the region home. For visitors who wish to experience[...]
8:00 am Friday Breakfast Plenary — Acequias and Connectivity
Friday Breakfast Plenary — Acequias and Connectivity
Nov 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Acequias are hand-dug, gravity-fed irrigation canals that divert stream water to sustain the agro-pastoral economy Spanish colonial settlers established in the upper Rio Grande valley in the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries. Acequia agriculture extended riparian habitats, transformed regional ecology, and created the cultivated New Mexican landscape we see today. Ditches divert, divide, and[...]