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


Virtual Backyard Compost Trainings
The NM Recycling Coalition is offering this virtual demonstration and all the information needed to start your own backyard compost system with food scraps and yard debris. Attendees will learn how to start their own backyard compost system, find resources to help teach others how to do the same. 
April 19 through May 19
at various times
SOIL STORIES with Charlene Carr, Indian Resources Development –NMSU
Charlene Carr is a member of the village of Laguna Pueblo, NM; born of the parrot clan and for the water clan.
As the Program Coordinator for the Indian Resources Development – NMSU she supports NM tribes in developing their agriculture, natural resources, engineering, and business endeavors.
Tuesday May 18, 2021
5:30pm MT
Healthy Soil Program Webinar
The New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s Healthy Soil Program will host a webinar to show potential applicants the steps to take to be considered for a grant. The grants fund on-the-ground projects to improve soil health in the state. 
Friday May 21
1:30 to 3pm MT
Soil Health Workshop on Quay Ranch in
Tucumcari, NM
Learn about Soil Health and how to support new plant growth. Get hands-on experience with techniques that spread and sink water, slow erosion and restore the soil. This workshop is made possible with support from NMDA’s Healthy Soil Program and the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District.

Arrive between 4 and 5 pm on Friday, May 21; return home on Sunday, May 23 around 3 pm
– FREE OF CHARGE! – Camp out on Quay Ranch – Donate $45 for organic catered meals.
May 21 – 23, 2021
Register by May 14 by contacting Navona Gallegos at N.gallegos@live.com
Why Your Dinner Matters: The Solutions in Your Purchasing Decisions
This virtual event features speakers from the American Grassfed Association, Socially Responsible Agriculture Project, Richards Grassfed Beef, and Grobbel Environmental. The panelists will be discussing the problems with our current industrialized food system, how we can find solutions on our own plate, and how the right policies can help drive meaningful change in our food system.
May 27th, 2021
5:30pm MT
3rd Annual Healthy Soil Summit
The annual Healthy Soil Summit is built for farmers, growers and ranchers searching for an advantage in today’s marketplace. The instructors are real farmers who practice what they teach, including detailed tactics to build soil resilience, increase water storage capacity and decrease costly inputs and programs.
August 25 – 26, 2021
New Mexico Prickly Pear Festival
The 2nd day of the festival will be for farmers, ranchers, and gardeners featuring talks and workshops for how to incorporate prickly pears into your systems. This will include a presentation by the Healthy Soil Working Group about how to incorporate prickly pear and other native plants into your growing for soil health.
September 4 & 5, 2021

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.