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


SOIL STORIES
Join us for online conversations on soil health. Our guest starts with a short presentation about their personal and professional connections to soil, followed by conversation with participants.

We have a great line-up this summer: Jim Armendariz, NRCS Rangeland management Specialist with the New Mexico NRCS in July and Northern New Mexico author Bill deBuys in August!
Generally on the first Tuesday of the month on Zoom
5:30pm – 6:30pm MT
Regenerating Profits Through Adaptive Grazing – Cimarron, NM
The three-day, SHA school at CS Ranch will feature instruction by some of the most preeminent pioneers, innovators and advocates in today’s soil health and regenerative agricultural movement and cover topics including…
• How to increase profitability
• How to grow more forage
• How to make your ranch resilient to drought
• How to graze adaptively
• How to reverse desertification

Tuition $1,375 –scholarships available!
May 31- June 2, 2022
Transitioning Crops to Certified Organic in NM Webinar
Presented by Samantha Hilborn from the Rodale Institute, this webinar is for agricultural producers to learn more about the process of transitioning crops to certified organic. You will learn about the status of organic certification in NM, potential certifiers to connect with, the basics requirements of transitioning, some technical issues that arise, and how the Rodale Institute staff can help you to succeed.
Thursday June 2nd, 2022
11:30am – 1pm MT
Creating a just and resilient food system
Join Slow Food Santa Fe for a conversation with farmer and food system activist Jim Embry. Jim has worked to connect social justice, food/agriculture justice and environmental justice within other social movements for his whole life, starting with the Civil Rights movement. As Jim explains in an interview with Slow Food USA, COVID has exposed faults, inequalities and vulnerabilities within our food system, but it has also provided an opportunity to fix these problems and make our food system more just.
Friday Jun 3, 2022 at 6-7 pm MT
Reunity Resources Farm
1829 San Ysidro Crossing
Santa Fe, NM 87507
COMPOSTING WORKSHOP
Join the Santa Fe Compost Action Team (SCAT) for an introduction to composting. Presentation of the basic information and introduction to various methods/systems will be indoors, followed by hands-on activities, including starting a pile and maintaining the pile to completion at the Demonstration Site! Straw bale and red worm composting, as well as other methods will be available to help you decide on the one that would work best for you! Learning how compost can help you make healthy soil for your various garden projects.
BRING: Hat, gardening gloves, water, mask if you want or need one, sunscreen. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.
 Most of all, bring your questions!!
Saturday, June 4, 2022
9 am – 11:00 am @ SF County Extension Campus, 3229 Rodeo Road – Indoors in the Master Gardener Classroom, outdoors at the Compost Demo Site
Breakthrough Ranching
Learn how to transform your ranchland or farmland into a more flourishing ecosystem and thriving business that is home to thick native grasses; diverse plant species; and a healthy mix of wildlife, birds, and pollinators that supports you and your family in multiple ways.
Online Registration Deadline:
June 10, 2022
Cost: $300 (includes lunch!) Walk-in price will be $350. (full & partial scholarships available)
June 15-17, 2022
8:30am – 4pm MT
JX Ranch in Tucumcari, NM
Tucumcari Soil Health Workshop
This workshop is for agricultural producers to learn about soil health principles as well as physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of soil. You will also learn in-field assessments of soil health, such as observing compaction, infiltration rate, surface cover, aggregate stability, and more.
This workshop is a collaboration between many partners, including Quivira Coalition, New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts, USDA/NRCS and NM Healthy Soil Working Group.
Thursday June 30, 2022 at 8:30am – 4:30pm MT
Advanced Grazing for Regenerating Soil and Enhancing Animal Nutrition
NCAT is presenting a free, four-part webinar series led by agriculture specialists Justin Morris and Lee Rinehart. Advanced Grazing for Regenerating Soil and Enhancing Animal Nutrition focuses on advanced concepts in taking regenerative grazing to the next level.
Webinars: April 21, May 12, May 26, and  June 9, 2022.
Permaculture Design Workshop
Permaculture is a regenerative land and community design system which you can incorporate into your own home, yard, or farm. To include: ethics & principles, design patterns, plant guilds and forest gardens, soil regeneration, sheet mulching, hügel-building, wind breaks, water harvesting, green energy, walipini-growhole, construction. Instructors include: Nelson Denman, permaculture designer and teacher; Mai Ting, MD and herbalist; and other guest speakers.
Cost: $100 for the series (sliding scale and scholarships considered)
Sundays 12 – 4pm:
April 24; May 29; June 26; and July 31, 2022
Contact Nelson Denman (505) 570-7183 or email nelsondenman@gmail.com
Backyard Conservation Workshops
San Juan Soil & Water Conservation District, in partnership with San Juan College and Growing Forward Farm, leads a series of Backyard Conservation Workshops to help you apply conservation practices to your own farm, garden, and backyard. Workshop participants also receive free materials to implement conservation practices taught within the in-person workshops.
February through July 2022
In-person workshops in the classroom at San Juan College and in the field at Growing Forward Farm in Aztec, NM


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.