Soil health and policy related events in New Mexico and online. Contact us if you’d like your event listed!


World Soil Day 2021
–Soil Health Champions Virtual Town Hall
Celebrate World Soil Day with us! We love soils so much in New Mexico, we’re celebrating early, often, and together this year to address two growing challenges: food security and water scarcity. Join us for the launch of a
community-driven awareness campaign brought to you by soil health partners and practitioners committed to addressing soil salinization in 2022. This virtual gathering will be an opportunity to share with peers about the “state of the soil” here in New Mexico. Brought to you by the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District and New Mexico Healthy Working Soil Group.
Friday, December 3rd, 2021
11:30am – 1pm MT
World Soil Day 2021 –Opening of the Community Soil Health Lab
Join us for engaging discussions, workshops, and citizen soil
science activities centered around soil salinization and water conservation this coming year. Get connected to technical and financial assistance programs available to test your soils and address soil health and water conservation on your property. Brought to you by the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, The Village of Los Ranchos, New Mexico Healthy Soil Working Group, Ciudad SWCD and Bernalillo Co. Extension.
Saturday, December 4th, 2021
10:00AM – 2:00PM
→ IN-PERSON EVENT at the Larry P. Abraham AgriNature Center, 4920 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Los Ranchos, NM 87107
Corazón y Querencia:
Acequias and the Way Forward
This year, we will gather to celebrate our culture, share experience and knowledge, and make plans for our collective future. We come together at a time when we face tremendous challenges with drought, climate change, and the ongoing pandemic. At the same time, we are responding with our deep commitment to strengthening our communities, a profound connection to the land and water, the collective sweat of our brow, and sacred rhythm of our hearts.
Saturday, December 4, 2021
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Village of Los Ranchos Composting Workshop
Want to start some backyard composting or do it on a large scale? Come learn the ins and outs of the science of composting. You will learn different methods and best practices with a real expert who is even starting his own composting business!  IN-PERSON EVENT at the AgriNature Center, 4920 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Los Ranchos, NM 87107. Bring your mask. $5 per person. You can register online or cash or check at the door is okay too.
Thursday December 9, 2021
6pm MT
La Septima Conferencia del Agricultor Latino
Serie de Seminarios Virtuales
Cada año, la Conferencia del Agricultor Latino depende de su creciente red de socios para ayudar a crear una conferencia que es representativa de la agricultura latina. Extendemos un sincero agradecimiento a todos los agricultores, organizaciones asociados, y socios profesionales que ayudan a hacer esta conferencia una realidad. Los seminarios web de este año incluirán excursión de campo virtual, discusiones con los agricultores, y presentaciones de otros expertos sobre temas importantes.
Costo: Gratis
Idioma: Español
8 DICIEMBRE 2021,
12 ENERO 2022
y 9 FEBRERO 2022
New Mexico Sustainable Agriculture Online Conference: Local Food for Community Resilience
The conference will include six presentations on sustainable agricultural topics such as irrigation efficiency in pecans, healthy soils, organic production, beneficial insects, how to start a vegetable garden, and how farms can participate within their communities.  
Thursday Dec. 9, 2021
8 a.m. to noon
MAGICAL MULCHING
FIELD DAY
Hosted by the Valencia Soil & Water Conservation District’s (VSWCD) East Valencia Urban Gardens Program (EVUGP)
WHERE?
1st Stop: El Cerro Mission Community Center
2nd Stop: Meadow Lake Community Center
WHY?
Improving these two Community Gardens while learning the benefits of Sheet Mulching, and Building Community among each other as fellow gardeners, farmers, community members.
Saturday, January 29, 2022 10AM to 2PM (lunch will be provided)
More information on VSWCD’s website or email District Director Andrew Hautzinger
2022 Land & Water Summit
The Land and Water Summit offers participants a chance to hear from industry leaders as we bring together professionals discussing best practices and the most important lessons learned from Green Stormwater Infrastructure and Low Impact Development projects. The 2022 event will be a hybrid model – join online or in person at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque for a great lineup of speakers and presentations!
The GSI Field Trip will travel north to Santa Fe to visit some interesting GSI projects in the City Different!
Field trip: March 2, 2022
Summit: March 3 – 4, 2022

Native Lands Stewardship Webinar Series
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.
Monthly NM Tribal Weather Outlook
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 Webinars
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.
Rodale Institute Webinars
Rodale Institute offers an ongoing webinar series, many of them for free. View and register for upcoming broadcasts or check out the extensive archive of previous webinars to watch at your convenience.
Land and Leadership Initiative Webinars
All of the Land and Leadership Initiative’s past webinars are now available for FREE (though if you can afford to pay, please do.) You will have to register in order to watch these webinars.