Help Maintain Historic Fairview Cemetery!

On the first Saturday of every month, volunteers help clean up Historic Fairview Cemetery, clearing weeds and trash. On Saturday, April 3, volunteers will also have the opportunity to transplant native cholla cactus to help improve security at the cemetery.

Gardening/weeding is great exercise, with built-in social distancing! Wear sunscreen, a hat, face mask, long sleeves and sturdy shoes. Bring work gloves and tools such as a weed whacker, hoe, and garden clippers if you have them. For the cholla transplanting, bring a shovel, wheelbarrow, lopper, and long tongs. Water and trash bags will be provided. You can learn some history of Albuquerque in the process.

Historic Fairview Cemetery, established in Albuquerque, NM in 1881, is run by a local nonprofit organization. The cholla cactus plantings further expand the developing xeric demonstration gardens in the cemetery, to beautify this high desert final resting place of approximately 12,000 people.

Where: Historic Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale Blvd. SE – Enter through the gates of Fairview Memorial Park, near the intersection with Avenida Cesar Chavez. Proceed east to the cemetery office, turn left and continue north into the historic cemetery area.