Adams State College Autumn@Adams hosts Miguel Santisteven


A Farmer's Market, with roasting green chiles; an expert on native plants; poetry; and Miguel Santisteven are all part of the Fifth Annual Adams State College Autumn@Adams events on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

The Farmer's Market is from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, next to the Japanese/American Memorial Garden, which is also the location where Theresa Vigil will speak about San Luis Valley native plants at 12:15 p.m. Later that afternoon and evening, in the Student Union Building, Miguel Santisteven will speak about acequias and heirloom seed-saving at 6:30 p.m. in Carson Auditorium. Following Santisteven is a poetry reading open to readers of all ages in the Student Life Center. The lecture and poetry reading are free, open to the public, and complimentary refreshments will be served.

Events continue with Steve Vandiver, from the Rio Grande Water Conservation District, speaking at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the ES Building room 203. Following his talk will be representatives from the five San Luis Valley Conservation Districts. The speakers are free, open to the public, and complimentary refreshments will be served.

The 2008 Autumn@Adams theme, "Our Earth-Our Valley/Tierra Nuestra-Nuestro Valle" is dedicated to honoring and promoting the agricultural heritage of sustainable rural living in the San Luis Valley through inspiration and education.

Events continue through September 20.

For a complete schedule of events, visit or call 719-587-7827.