Soil health related events in New Mexico and online. Contact us if you’d like your event listed!
Agrisolar Clearinghouse: Webinar series on Agrivoltaics
January 18, 2023 Crunching Numbers on Agrivoltaics January 26, 2023 Agrivoltaics, Procurement, and Electric Cooperatives. February 7, 2023 Made in the Shade: Growing Crops under Solar Panels. February 21, 2023 Ecosystem Services of Solar-Pollinator Habitat. March 23, 2023 Innovative AgriSolar Design April 4, 2023 Exploring the Food, Energy, Water Nexus May 4, 2023 AgriSolar Ownership, Lease, and Land Planning May 24, 2023 AgriSolar in the Pacific Northwest.
This webinar series is intended for ranch, farm, and land managers, Planners and Technical Service Providers and those interested in becoming Soil Health Planners for themselves or in their communities. Sessions include skills building, interviews with ranchers/farmers who have gone through the planning process and coaching/listening focused on a particular component/skill set for planning.
January 26, 2023 February 2, 2023 February 9, 2023 February 16, 2023 11:30 am to 1:00 pm via Zoom
Webinar: How can we grow more healthy food, save water, and sequester carbon?
What program can cities implement that reduces landfilling and landfill gas emissions including methane, helps local farms grow more healthy food, saves water, and returns carbon to the soil? The answer is curbside food scrap collection for composting. Speaker: Robert Reed is spokesman for Recology, an employee-owned resource recovery company based in San Francisco. Recology’s business model is recycling.
Seed Cleaning and Saving for Native and Garden Plants
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to use various tools for cleaning seeds, including the latest addition to the Southwest NM Seed Library: a custom seed-cleaning machine donated by Cruces Creatives. After the workshop, enjoy a free, grant-funded catered meal at The Commons, where you’ll have a chance to make and strengthen connections with other people in the sustainable agriculture sector.
The Commons Center for Food Security and Sustainability Silver City, NM Sunday, February 5, 2023 Noon–5pm MT
Virtual Movie Screening and Panel, offered by Slow Food Santa Fe and NM Healthy Soil in honor of Black History Month. Family-friendly, funny and moving, the documentary Follow the Drinking Gourd (2019) about the Black food justice movement connects the legacy of slavery, land loss and climate change to our fight for food security. Panel discussion following the screening with filmmaker Shirah Dedman, Saleema Robinson – Local Agriculture Community Coordinator for the City of Albuquerque, and Shahid Mustafa of Taylor Hood Farms, moderated by Sunshine Muse, Executive Director of Black Health New Mexico.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 on Zoom 5:30pm – 6:30pm MT
8th Annual Rio Chama Congreso: Water after Wildfire
Save the Date of February 24th + 25th for the 8th annual Rio Chama Congreso. On the 24th we will be offering Field Trip options and on the 25th we will be hosting our Main Event at Ghost Ranch. We will hear stories about the impacts to water resources after the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire, learn about wildfire risk models for the San Juan-Chama region, and learn about collaborative efforts to prevent catastrophic wildfire and post-fire impacts in our region.
Ghost Ranch Event Center February 24th + 25th, 2023
The National Center for Appropriate Technology’s third annual national conference begins February 28, 2023. This free virtual convening will feature renowned speakers and showcase farm stories that make the connection between our changing climate, healthy soils, and farm productivity and resilience. Growing Hope: Practical Tools for Our Changing Climate will take place over three weeks, with sessions occurring on Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 16. The first week’s focus will be climate and soils. Week two will address ecosystem health, and week three will cover community resiliency. Participants can register once for all six sessions.
Tuesdays and Thursdays February 28 through March 16, 2023 Online – Anywhere
The 2023 Land and Water Summit will address local responses to climate change, why we must rethink our approach to resource management, and why collaboration is the key to a sustainable future in the wake of an inevitable shift in our climate.
Field Trip March 1, 2023 Summit March 2&3, 2023 Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Albuquerque, NM
Farming in the Flyway: Soil Health Strategies for Salt-Affected MRG Soils
Learn about the Soil Health Strategies for Salt-Affected Middle Rio Grande Soils project between MRGCD and Bernardo Wildlife Management Area. Visit the 10-ac. cover crop project that is part of our NMDA Healthy Soil Grant project between the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District and the NM Department of Game and Fish. Topics include: Historic land use and management, soil testing, tillage prescriptions, seed and amendment selection, and more. All are welcome. Food and refreshments included.
Fri, May 12, 2023, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM MDT Bernardo Wildlife Area Mexico 116 Bosque, NM 87006
Produced by the First Nations Development Institute, this series is intended for natural resource professionals, particularly those working on Tribal lands, and others interested in learning innovative approaches to ecological stewardship.
NM State Climatologist Dave DuBois provides information on current and upcoming weather and climate conditions on tribal lands in New Mexico. General weather updates for the entire state will also be shared.
Understanding Ag is partnering with Soil Health Academy to bring you a series of mostly free webinars, featuring regenerative pioneers such as Gabe Brown, Shane New, Allen Williams and Ray Archuleta and guest speakers. You can also watch recordings of past webinars.
Recordings of past webinars and updated information on live webinars presented by Green Cover Seed. Topics range from “Start with the Soil”, “Learn from Experts”, “Learn from Others”, to “Livestock Feed Soils” and “Reduce your Inputs”.