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Quivira's New Executive Director

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Shelley Winship joined Quivira in May 2016, bringing with her more than twenty-five years' experience in nonprofit fundraising, grants administration, board relations and special events management for causes as diverse as food justice, youth development, people with disabilities, higher education, and the performing arts.

Since moving to New Mexico in 2005 she has immersed herself in community building, specifically around the issues of land, water and cultural conservation--serving as an elected or appointed volunteer with her local water users' association, soil and water conservation district, water policy advisory board, community planning and preservation groups, and neighborhood acequia association.

She and her husband are happy caretakers of a seven-acre, no-till U-pick raspberry farm and orchard in Chimayó, New Mexico.

Contact Shelley at 505-820-2544 ext 1# or

Land and Water

Next restoration workshop:
August 5, 6, 7
Comanche Creek Volunteer Weekend
Check back for registration details.

We look forward to seeing you on the land!

New Agrarian Program

Calling on Ranchers in NM, CO and AZ!


Apply to be a mentor.

NAP is growing! We are seeking applications from a handful of established ranchers and farmers interested in mentoring the next generation.

The New Agrarian Program (NAP) partners with skilled ranchers and farmers to offer apprenticeships in regenerative agriculture. Together, we create opportunities for comprehensive, full-immersion experiential learning from expert practitioners in authentic professional settings.

This program was designed to support the next generation of food producers and specifically targets first-career professionals with a sincere commitment to life at the intersection of conservation and regenerative agriculture.

NAP partners with full-time, established ranchers or farmers with a minimum of five years' experience. NAP mentors are dedicated land stewards. They practice intentional, regenerative methods that prioritize healthy soil, healthy food, and healthy communities. They maintain a culture, seasonal rhythms, and agricultural practices that provide a high quality of life for people and animals, while actively and intentionally regenerating soil, vegetation, and riparian areas, and protecting water quality.

In exchange for their labor, apprentices receive mentorship and professional instruction in all aspects of a resilient and regenerative agricultural operation.

Please send questions and inquiries to Virginie Pointeau, New Agrarian Program Director: VIrginie Pointeau. 505.820.2544, Ext. 5.

Read the full Program Overview to know if becoming a mentor is right for you.