Soil health 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 will host regenerative farmers Kimberly and Toby Bostwick from Melrose, NM, in October 2022. 
Generally on the first Tuesday of the month on Zoom
5:30pm – 6:30pm MT
Calf Canyon/Hermit’s Peak Volunteer Work Days
Join Hermit’s Peak Watershed Alliance’s staff up in the Gallinas Canyon each Saturday throughout the summer to help private landowners with flood mitigation, soil stabilization and erosion control and seeding to restore plant cover. This is all about neighbors helping neighbors!
Gallinas Canyon, Mora, NM
Saturdays 9:00 a.m to 12:00 noon throughout summer 2022
Virtual: Climate Change and Human Health ECHO
Nature-Based Solutions
Join UNM Health Sciences’ Project ECHO for an exciting series that will explore different ways to mitigate climate change effects on human health by working with nature. From national parks to coastal regions, we’ll learn what we can do to make a difference and help ensure a healthy planet for ourselves and the
generations to come. Multiple guest speakers, including Dr. Katharine Hayhoe!
Sept 7 – Oct 19
Wednesdays, 12 p.m.-1 p.m. MDT
Drought Resilient Agriculture Webinar Series with Dale Strickler
This September, join NCAT’s Soil for Water team for a FREE webinar series with renowned agronomist Dale Strickler. In these participatory webinars you’ll get the nitty-gritty on how to catch and hold more water on your farm or ranch. Learn the best options from across the globe and then interact with your peers and Dale about what might work best for YOU!
Thursday, Sept. 15: Ranching for Rain and Drought Resilience
Thursday, Sept. 22: Farming for Rain and Drought Resilience
Field Day in East Pecos: Regenerative Agriculture in Action
Over the course of two short years, Avalon Rising Agriventures restored a degraded 1/3 acre field in the Pecos Valley using the 5 Tenets of Regenerative Agriculture. You will be invited to participate in simple tasks tending the field and share a locally sourced meal.
Hosted in partnership with the New Mexico Healthy Soil Working Group and the Seeding Regenerative Agriculture Project.
Thursday September 15, 2022 from 2pm – 7pm
in East Pecos, NM
Erosion Control and Soil Amendments at Tedford Farm
Across the intermountain west, interest has been growing in using organic amendments and native seeding with erosion control structures to increase plant establishment and productivity while ameliorating active head cuts. The Carbon Ranch Initiative has built rock rundowns on five ranches across New Mexico, with treatments of compost, mulch, and a native grass mixture to measure and compare the impacts of the treatments. This workshop invites participants to Tedford Farm, where we’ll see what the structures and test plots look like about a year after the initial treatment, learn to make structures, and collect the first year’s soil health data.
Friday September 16, 2022
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
La Puebla, NM
Field Day on Collecting and Growing Native Seeds
Join us for a a hands-on workshop on collecting and growing seeds from the native plants that support our native pollinators. This field day is presented by SFEMG Seed Stewards in partnership with the Institute for Applied EcologySanta Fe Native Plant Project (SNaPP)New Mexico Healthy Soil Working Group, and Seeding Regenerative Agriculture.
Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 10:00am – 1:00pm at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds
Process-based Restoration in
Fire Affected Watersheds
Workshop will include 1-day of class instruction and 2-field work days. Topics will include: stream restoration, natural channel design, sediment stabilization, revegetation, indigenous traditional ecological knowledge, and nature-based solutions.
Attendance open to tribal, federal, state, private, and non-governmental organizations. Capacity limited to 25, with tribal participant preference. No registration fee. Hotel accommodations may be provided for folks traveling to attend.
September 20,21,22nd
Santa Clara Pueblo,
Espanola, NM
For further details and RSVP, please email Garrett Altmann
Soil Health Increases Nutritional Health
By Dr. Tina Guerrero, DAC, BS, DC, MS. Learn how our health is connected to the health of the soil. Dr. Tina is a doctor of both Chiropractic and Acupuncture, has a Master of Science degree in Nutrition, a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, teaches health classes at Mesalands and Hutchinson Community Colleges, AND is certified in Macrobiotics, CRA (muscle testing),
Designed Clinical Nutrition, and in 4 styles of Chi Gung (the root art of Tai Chi)! Sponsored by C.A.S.H. (Conversations About Soil Health).
September 23, 2022
6 – 8 p.m. MT
Wind Center Auditorium
Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari
*Optional Meal provided at 6 p.m. in the Lobby.
Please RSVP for Meal by September 21 to Marie Nava, 303-834-0876 or
navaranch@yahoo.com.
*$10 donation appreciated for meal.
The Chelenzo Farms Regeneration Project
Regenerative Agriculture and Land Restoration Weekend Workshop and Practicum Employing Water Harvesting Earthworks, Cover Crop Seeding, and Bale Grazing
This is an exciting opportunity to put the magic of Regenerative Agriculture and Land Restoration into practice. We are looking to register 20 volunteers and will be providing meals, an awesome educational opportunity and chance to meet, interact, and share with a cool group of likeminded folk from all over NM.
Friday, September 23-Sunday, September 25
Hacienda Dominguez & Chelenzo Farms, Cerrillos, NM
Southwest IAC Regional Summit
Save the date: The Southwest Intertribal Agriculture Council Summit will be held in person again this year on September 27th 28th, 2022 at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque.
September 27th-28th, 2022
8 am to 4 pm
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
For more information contact Desbah Padilla desbah@indianag.org or (505) 377-0342
1994 SIPI / AgrAbility Project Regional Workshop
This event is open to everyone, especially farmers and ranchers with disabilities as well as those who support them. Presentations are focused on how existing, new, and prospective tribal farmers/ranchers and others with disabilities and other functional limitations can remain or become successful in small scale farming and gardening.
September 27: 11 AM – 5 PM & September 28: 7:30 AM – 1 PM
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), 9169 Coors Blvd., Albuquerque, NM
Building Drought Resilience into Your Farm
Great Plains rancher and renowned educator Dale Strickler will lead the workshop and will share proven techniques to create agricultural abundance despite drought. Dale will help us Read the Land, Make Practical Plans, and Reap the Benefits of redesigning ag systems to catch and hold water, then put it fully to work for you.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
at Bostwick Farm near Melrose, NM.
Building Drought Resilience into Your Ranch
Join regenerative rancher and consultant Alejandro Carrillo of Chihuahua, Mexico, for an in-depth, on-the-ground workshop on Sept. 28 near Portales, NM. Alejandro will share proven techniques to create healthy landscapes, thriving livestock, and dependable profit despite drought. He’ll guide us through how to Read the Land, Make Practical Plans, and Reap the Benefits of well-designed grazing systems and livestock managed to fit dry, hot climates.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
9 AM – 4:30 PM
at Weaver Ranch near Causey, NM 
Weaver Ranch Field Day – Reversing the Dust Bowl
Learn about efforts to bring prairie life back to abandoned, blown out fields. We’ll learn about monitoring and evaluation techniques for soil health, organic amendments as a tool to build soil health, and hear from biologists and researchers who have focused on bird habitat in the southern great plains grassland. Speakers include Rancher Jim Weaver and Willard Heck, Quivira’s Eva Stricker, as well as special guest speakers from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). 
September 29, 2022
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
at Weaver Ranch in Causey, NM
Hearth, Wind & Sol Open Gate
Join HMI on Sept 30, 2022 at Hearth, Wind & Sol Farm in the Estancia Valley southeast of Albuquerque to watch a high-density grazing experiment in action. Owner John Humphries will be experimenting with a 45,000-lbs/acre stock density. Learn about how he has designed and developed his water and fencing infrastructure to reduce erosion and efficiently move cattle through seven 1.5-acre paddocks each day, moving the herd by himself with low-stress livestock handling.
Sept 30, 2022 9:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. MDT
Estancia, NM
Field Day on Succession Plantings, Microbial Inoculations, and Simple Field Trial Designs
At this field day we’ll work together to plant fall succession crops and apply beneficial microbes using a range of approaches, from Johnson-Su seed inoculations to injections of compost extracts and compost teas. Hosted in partnership with the New Mexico Healthy Soil Working Group and the Seeding Regenerative Agriculture Project.
Saturday, October 1st, 2022 (rescheduled) from 10am – 3pm
At Synergia Ranch, located 20 miles South of Santa Fe, NM
Soil Health Workshop
FREE WORKSHOP including lunch for farmers, ranchers and others who want to learn about soil
health principles, soil properties, field tests, and the No-Till Drill, all through hands-on
demonstrations. Learn about management options, conservation programs, funding opportunities
and local resources.
Facilitated by Amy Larsen at Quivira Coalition, Steve Kadas at NMACD, and Marcos Valdez at
East Rio Arriba SWCD. Contact Amy with questions at 505-550-7704.
October 5th, 2022 8:30am- 4:30pm
La Madera, NM
Limited to 20 participants
Virtual: Permaculture Water Summit
In a world challenged by the confluence of groundwater depletion, land degradation, and extreme weather events…there are solutions that connect them all: Permaculture water management.
This free global summit was created to share viable solutions for the water crises found throughout the planet.
Presented by Oregon State University Permaculture Design on October 13-15, 2022
Las Vegas Local Food Summit
Whether you are a food justice organization, student, or a famer this event is for you! This will be a day of learning from speakers and experts in local food related topics, participating in afternoon workshops, and eating an awesome locally sourced lunch!
Registration for the event will be $15, which includes lunch. You can pay online or at the door with cash/check.
Friday, October 21, 2022
from 9am – 3pm
New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, NM
REGENERATE 2022
The Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International and the American Grassfed Association collaborate each year to convene ranchers, farmers, conservationists, land managers, scientists, and thought leaders to share knowledge, build community, and create a culture of resilience and regeneration. This year we are excited to explore the intersections of ecology and economy through the lenses of agriculture, science, conservation, economics, racial justice, policy, and culture.
November 2 – 4, 2022
at the National Western Center in Denver


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.
Webinars from Green Cover Seed
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”.