Open Gate: Red Tractor Farm Day
La Vida Local: Feeding our Community
with Farm Stewardship
September 19, 2016, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Red Tractor Farm
1404 Gonzales Rd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Are you interested in learning about your local food system?
Do you want to learn how farmers and backyard gardeners can improve land health and grow healthy food?
Are you interested in learning how to tell if food is nutrient-dense?
Holistic Management works with nature, not against it. We will discuss planet- and animal-friendly management techniques that lead to richer soil, improved water containment, nutrient-dense food and more prosperous and successful farms and ranches.
Come and be a part of this on-the-ground learning day and help strengthen your local foodshed. Because we all have a stake in the way our food is grown.
Cost and Agenda
Advanced registration is $25 per person (includes lunch) and closes on September 15th, 2016. Walk in registration is $35 per person, if available. Register soon, as we have limited space available.
|Monday||September 19, 2016|
|9:30 am||HMI Welcome and Introductions - A. Adams|
|9:40 am||Red Tractor Farm: History & How We Use Water|
|10:30 am||Small Group Exercise: Soil Health Assessment - D. Bloedel|
|11:15 am||From Farm to You - Panel with: Agricultura Cooperative Network, Downtown Growers Market, La Montanita Coop|
|11:50 am||Swan Kitchen: Why Local & Organic? - D. Swan|
|Noon||Lunch featuring farm fresh foods from Red Tractor and other local farms|
|1:00 pm||Testing the health of your food - K. Harris|
|1:15 pm||Use of Cover Crops & other Management Practices & their Impact on Soil Health - K. Branum|
|2:00 pm||Healthy Soil Biology to Store Water in our Soils: Slake test - R. Garcia|
|2:30 pm||Rainfall Demo & Field Exercises - B. Simpson & K. Harris|
|3:15 pm||Financial-assistance programs to enhance on-farm productivity & water saving - K. Chavez|
|3:30 pm||Closing Panel, Q&A, & Evaluations|
This event is made possible due to the generosity of our funders :
Thanks to our Sponsor:
We also greatly appreciate our collaborators and outreach partners:
Thank you to the Rio Grande Farmers Coalition & Northern New Mexico Young Farmers Alliance!
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