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


TAOS COUNTY LAND STEWARDS HAPPY HOUR
Come enjoy an evening at the Sagebrush with your fellow farmers, ranchers, acequeros, conservationists, and others working to care for our lands and waters. Meet the new Executive Director at Taos Land Trust, Darien Fernandez, and hear his vision for the future of Taos Land Trust! Hear from Leah Potter-Weight from Quivira Coalition to hear about some exciting opportunities coming up!
Wednesday April 17, 2024
5:30pm
SAGEBRUSH GRILL & CANTINA
1508 PASEO DEL PUEBLO SUR
TAOS, NM 87571
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EARTH DAY 2024
Celebrating Healthy Soils
in the Railyard Park
Graze Days • Kids’ Nature Play
Live Music • Seed Ball Making
Dog Photo Booth• Public Art
Face Painting • Worm Fun • Composting Demos
Saturday April 20th, 2024
10am-2pm
740 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Holistic Management® & Hope: Experiences & Insights in Regenerative Ranching
In this special Earth Day presentation, HMI board member and expert regenerative rancher, Alejandro Carrillo, will share his hope for the health and regeneration of the planet, especially for desert ecosystems through Holistic Management and regenerative ranching. Learn from his experiences and insights ranching over 30,000 acres in the Chihuahuan desert.
FREE Webinar with Alejandro Carrillo
April 22, 2024
4:00pm – 5:30pm MDT
SWAAN 2024 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Southwest Agroforestry Action Network presents
Agroforestry for the Southwest: Integrating trees and food to regenerate landscapes and people.

Tuesday, April 23: Opening Reception
Wednesday, April 24: Presentations
Thursday, April 25: Field Tour
Friday, April 26: SWAAN Business Meeting
 In-person and virtual options
April 24, 2024 to April 26, 2024
Tucson University of Arizona Campus, Building ENR2
Johnson-Su Composting Demo Workshop
Compare 3 different ways of making compost:
Johnson-Su Bioreactors: This simple cylindrical system allows for aerobic decomposition with minimal labor and no turning required. Our new on-site composting greenhouse allows fungi and microbes to keep at it year-round.
Aerated Static Pile: Another no-turn composting option uses fans and piping to push air through the compost pile, keeping the system aerobic.
Classic Style: Your good ol’ dump-and-turn compost. We surround our veggie scraps by thick layers of straw, keep it moist, and leave it sitting there, turning it just once per growing season.
 Soil Day Saturday
April 27th 11am – 4pm
Compost Demo at 3pm
Taos Land Trust HQ
410 La Posta Road, Taos
Home-Composting
Basics
Presented by John Zarola,
BernalilloCounty Master Composters.
This class will cover the science, art, materials, methods and benefits of home-composting in the high desert.
Saturday May 4, 2024
10 am – 12 pm
Ag Center at Gutierrez-Hubbell
Open Space
5945 Isleta Blvd. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Santa Fe Extension Garden Fair
Plant Sale
Garden Shed
Vendors & Exhibitors
Speakers & Demos
Kids Corner
Food Trucks
Live Music
Saturday, May 11, 2024
9am – 3pm
Santa fe County Fairgrounds
Soil Health Marketplace
Join us for our 9-month market series, February to October, dedicated to empowering private and public landowners in soil health management. Designed for the upcoming growing season, each monthly event is a hub of valuable information.  Engage with conservation partners, farmers, and gardeners ready to support your soil health goals.  Conveniently drop off or pick up soil samples for testing, place cover crop seed orders, and receive personalized assistance in navigating federal, state, and local conservation programs.
2nd Saturday of every month
Monthly markets begin February 10th and end October 11th, 2024
10am – 3pm
Catena Commons
7208 Jefferson Street Northeast Ste. C, Albuquerque
CLEVELAND AERATED STATIC PILE COMPOST DEMONSTRATION
This workshop will be hosted by Collins Lake Ranch in Cleveland, New Mexico and cover composting principles, uses of compost in agricultural systems, and how to set up an Aerated Static Pile (ASP) on site from expert composters from Reunity Resources. There is no cost to attend this workshop and lunch is provided.
Friday, May 17 | 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Cleveland, NM
Soil Types & Soil
Health Practices
Join Farmer Casey Holland for a presentation on the foundations
of Soil Types and the Five Soil Health Principles. The presentation will be founded in Casey’s firsthand experience on running Chispas Farm over the course of 7 years and their cumulative 12 seasons of
experience as a farmer in the Middle Rio Grande Valley. Be prepared to take notes and ask lots of practical questions!
Saturday May 11, 2024
10 am – 12 pm
Ag Center at Gutierrez-Hubbell
Open Space
5945 Isleta Blvd. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Tribal Drought Workshop
Two days of training with Federal, Tribal and private individuals who have extensive experience in drought planning and mitigation.
MAY 22 @ 8:00 AM – MAY 23 @ 4:00 PM
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, NM
Solar Developer Agrivoltaic Workshop
2 days of interactive presentations
and hands-on activities at Jack’s
Solar Garden including:
DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
DAILY OPERATIONS & MANAGEMENT
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
FUTURE AGRIVOLTAIC CONSIDERATIONS AND SO MUCH MORE!
25 tickets available at $800 / person
May 30 & 31,
2024
Jack’s Solar Garden,
8102 N. 95th St, Longmont, CO
SEEDS OF AGROFORESTRY
In collaboration with Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute, Quivira Coalition will be hosting a workshop focused on food forests. The first part of the workshop will include immersion into the 35-year-old food forest at Roxanne Swentzell’s home in Santa Clara Pueblo, where we will learn how she stewarded this unique ecosystem. In the afternoon, we will travel to Flowering Tree’s other site in Española to traverse the grounds and observe the ecosystem and interactions between land, light, wind, and water. We will also work together to plant a permaculture guild- a plant grouping that benefits the whole.
Saturday, June 15, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Española, NM
Regenerating Profits Through Adaptive Grazing
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. CS Ranch partner and school host Kim Barmann says the ranch will provide SHA attendees with the opportunity to see the improvements gained by implementing adaptive stewardship principles.
Tuition $1,375 —Scholarships available!
August 7-9, 2024
Cimarron, 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.
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”.