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Regeneration Field Weekend at Chelenzo Farms
September 23, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - September 25, 2022 @ 12:00 pm MDT
You are invited to join us at Chelenzo Farms in Cerrillos, NM, in the late afternoon on Friday, September 23 for a three hour practicum and dinner that will review the various methodologies, measures and structures that will be put to practice on a full field day on Saturday, September 24 and the morning of Sunday, September 25.
This will be a hands-on, experiential and experimental opportunity led by our conservation partner and Soil Health Champion Jan-Willem Jansens of Ecotone Landscape Planning. We will be building terraces, berms and ditches for Agave and cover plant planting, using the Zanja y Bordo method employed in Mexico for hundreds of years, as well as more modern methodologies like Keyline Planning. In addition, we will be spreading seed and hay as mulch on the terraces that we are building for the cover crop. And we will also be building other earthworks (zuni bowls, media lunas, one rock dams, check dams, etc.), while learning how to maximize water infiltration and minimize erosion on a rough desert landscape of loamy fine sand, clay and bedrock.
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.
The event is free (with options for paid lodging), but space is limited. To register and access full event information, please visit https://sites.google.com/view/chelenzoenterprises/el-research-rancho/2022-09-23-25-the-chelenzo-farms-regeneration-project-regenerative-agricul
Overnight camping options are available including:
- Private glamp camp setting at Field site with magnificent view of the Ortiz Mountains (15’ tent with full size bed): $75 a night
- Tent on platform at communal setting (36 HTR), 15’ tent with air mattress available: $50 a night
- 15’ tent on ground at communal setting (36 HTR): $25 a night
- Bring your own tent or overnight accommodations: FREE
If you are interested in one of the options above, please contact Nina Listro via phone or text at 508.221.8900, or by email at Nina@ChelenzoFarms.com.
Friday, September 23
2:00 PM Early arrivals for anyone deciding to camp on site
4:00 PM Welcome from Dr. Chelsea Hollander, La Patrona, Hacienda Dominguez & Chelenzo Farms
4:10 PM Overview of the Healthy Soil Program Plan, Lorenzo Dominguez, El Patron, Hacienda Dominguez & Chelenzo Farms
4:30 PM Bale grazing and cover crop seeding, Nina Listro, Director, Farm Operations, Hacienda Dominguez & Chelenzo Farms
5:00 PM Earthworks construction for soil erosion and land conservation, Jan-Willem Jansens, owner, Ecotone Landscape Planning
7:00 PM Dinner
Saturday, September 24
8:00 AM Field Implementation, Part I
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Field Implementation, Part II
4:00 PM Discussion and First Field Day Debriefing
5:15 PM Dinner at Beer Creek Brewing Company (Cash Bar)
7:00 PM Free time to Explore Santa Fe
Sunday, September 25
8:00 AM Field Implementation (Seeding & Hay Mulching)
12:00 PM Workshop Wrap-up and Debriefing
This event is hosted in partnership among Hacienda Dominguez & Chelenzo Farms, Ecotone Landscape Planning, the New Mexico Healthy Soil Working Group, the Seeding Regenerative Agriculture Project and the Quivira Coalition.