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Regenerative Agriculture in Action Field Day
September 15, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm MDT
Farming regeneratively brings hope for the future as it can reverse climate change, support clean waterways and increase crop production while requiring little to no chemical inputs. Practices can be scaled up or down, with an overarching focus on growing more nutritious food and building soil.
Join us on Thursday September 15, 2022 from 2pm – 7pm in Pecos, New Mexico, to experience 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:
- Keep soil covered.
- Minimize soil disturbance and external inputs.
- Maximize biodiversity.
- Maintain living roots.
- Integrate animals.
Community members share in the care for the field and will demonstrate no-till, sheet mulching, compost application, companion planting and other regenerative methodologies they use to create a diverse, multi-story garden of “chaotic abundance”. 8th generation farmer and Chair of the New Mexico Acequia Commission Ralph Vigil will be present to talk about the centuries old acequia culture gaining importance with increasing water scarcity in our future. You will be invited to participate in simple tasks tending the field and share a locally sourced meal.
WHAT TO WEAR
Wear closed toed shoes, a hat and sun protection.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring clippers, gloves and a bag to take some veggies home.
This workshop is hosted in partnership with the New Mexico Healthy Soil Working Group and the Seeding Regenerative Agriculture Project. Funding for this free event is generously provided by the Santa Fe Community Foundation and the New Mexico Foundation.
Come and join us to see, taste and partake in the bounty!
The field day address and directions will be provided after registration.