Educational Events


Come join us for Solar Cooked Foods and Fun in 2021!

Solar Ranch Event Calendar




August 13 – Saturday Workshop 12:30pm-2:30pm    In Person or on Zoom

Self-Publish Your E-book  

How do ebooks different from print books?  Rose will cover that and go over the process of setting them up on the world’s largest marketing platform.

Sponsored by SouthWest Writers – Albuquerque, NM

Self-Publish Your Book with KDP Amazon

  • 3-week Course
  • Thursdays October 14, 20, 27
  • 3pm to 5:30pm  Mountain Time
  •   *NOTE:  Classes will be recorded so if someone cannot make a session they can view it later
  • Platform: IN PERSON CLASS and VIA ZOOM
  • $120 SWW members, $150 Nonmembers

Description: KDP Amazon is a popular and inexpensive method by which authors can self-publish their books. This is a hands-on intensive class where Rose will walk you through setting up your Amazon account, and upload your print book and/or ebook if they are ready to go, or get you started if you are still working on them. Also covered:  understanding Amazon reports and marketing Options; using Microsoft Word for formatting print and ebooks; using KDP or MS Office for cover creation; determining how much you should charge; and keywords and categories for advertising on Amazon.

Sponsored by SouthWest Writers.  For more information click here.

2022 Past Events

June 24, 2022    Solar Fiesta!   Organized by the New Mexico Solar Energy Association as an adjuct of the American Solar Energy Society’s Annual Conference,  this one day event set at the University of New Mexico campus featured presentations and demonstrations on many aspects of solar and sustainable living.   Rose Kern from Solar Ranch in association with Luther Kreiger from the Big Blue Museum of Solar Cooking held  cooking demonstrations all day with over a dozen different kinds of solar cookers including the mammoth Solar Villager.

 June 2, 2022  From the Ground Up:  Seeds to Solar Ovens is the focus of an online discussion sponsored by the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, NM.  The panel features experts in gardening and solar cooking including our own Rose Marie Kern.  For more information and to register for the online free event go to:

2021 Past Events

Creating Attractive Book Covers – a three week class sponsored by SouthWest Writers

October 7th – 21st.   Thursday afternoons at 3pm Mountain Time via Zoom.  Taught by artist Kathy Schuit and Book Formatting expert Rose Marie Kern.  Contact SouthWest Writers for more information.

Finding Your Niche Market – Workshop

Creating Attractive Book Covers using MS Word, Publisher or Powerpoint

  • Sponsored by the University of New Mexico: Continuing Education

How to Self Publish with KDP Amazon


University of New Mexico, Continuing Education


 Saturdays, February 22 and 29 from 1pm to 3pm.  Presentation on Publishing Your Work Using KDP.  Class sponsored by the SouthWest Writers.  Open to the public.

Tuesday, January 21.  AAEMG Presentation on Bernalillo County featuring climate and soil structures.  Open to AAEMG members only.


Solar Fiesta!

Organized by the New Mexico Solar Energy Association this one day event features presentations on many aspects of solar and sustainable living.  Come on by and sample some of our solar cooked food!  Saturday October 26th  10am to 4pm  at the North Domingo Baca Center – 7521 Carmel Ave. NE Albuquerque, NM 87113  For more information click here

Bernalillo County Agricultural Extension Office Hosts Solar Cooking Class

Friday, July 12, 2019:   Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Offices    1510 Menaul Ext Blvd ., NW  Albuquerque, NM 87107  Phone: 505-243-1386
Rose Kern will be presenting a 2 hour class on all the elements you need to create delicious meals heated only with Sunlight!  The Class will cover:  Commercial and homebuilt types of Solar Ovens, How to position the ovens, How to anticipate the weather and which foods can be cooked in partly cloudy conditions.

Click Here for Powerpoint Presentation on Solar Cooking