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*HMI EVENT* – Chispas Farm Field Day: Small Land, Big Possibilities, Albuquerque, NM

October 12, 2021

Chispas Farm Field Day: Small Land, Big Possibilities
Holistic Management® Practices for Urban Land Managers

In conjunction with the 2021 REGENERATE Conference!

Date: October 12, 2021
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm MST
Registration Deadline: Oct 9, 2021
Cost: $50 (includes locally sourced lunch!)

Tour Chispas Farm in the fertile Rio Grande River Valley in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Meet owner, Casey Holland and see how she has used regenerative and holistic management practices to create a successful and scalable urban farm business. Hear presentations from various local urban farming projects and non-profits and learn how regenerative agriculture and drought mitigation practices are being implemented for smaller urban acreage. Melanie Kirby of Zia Queen Bees will present the importance of pollinators and pollinator habitat restoration.  Kirk Gadzia, an experienced Rangeland Manager and Holistic Management Certified Educator, will speak on Holistic Goal Setting, perennial and annual crop planning, and pasture management. We will enjoy a delicious lunch by Three Sisters Kitchen featuring produce from local farms!


Chispas Farm is a 4-acre farm located in Albuquerque’s South Valley on occupied Tiwa land. They grow over 120 varieties of heirloom vegetables and fruits, have 100 laying hens for eggs, and also keep sheep, goats, and ducks. They are transitioning the farm to no-till agricultural practices and strive for a regenerative and sustainable closed-loop cycle. They save a variety of seeds, have perennial pasture for their livestock to graze and be happy. Their primary method of pest management is adequate crop rotation and planting lots of flowers for beneficial insects. Soil health is their number one priority. Founded in 2001, Chispas has grown and evolved much over the last two decades. Casey Holland is the current Head Farmer and has been running Chispas since 2017.


$50, includes lunch

Financial Assistance Available! (If you are in need of financial assistance please send us an email as we have received some funding to support registration for this event. Cost should not be a barrier to attend! Email Marie for more information: [email protected])

COVID-19 Policy:

Face Masks are to be worn in all indoor AND OUTDOOR spaces at Chispas Farm.

Of note, the format and/or requirements for event attendance may change in light of shifting CDC and state public health guidelines. HMI will make every effort to communicate these changes in a timely fashion.

Please watch this video to see how to register for this event.

Thank You to our Funder

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Collaborators

Learn more about our REGENERATE Conference here.


October 12, 2021
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