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Seed Literacy for Western Ranchers and Sustainable Farmers
Desert Oasis Teaching Gardens at the Albuquerque Academy
A day-long immersion into the modern seed world. You will learn where your seeds are actually grown and how you can find, test, source, grow, harvest, clean, store and even market the best seeds for your operation—that is, those best adapted to your particular environment. This engaging workshop will touch on the history, structure and growth of the modern seed industry, its extreme centralization, and the worldwide grassroots response offering new opportunities (especially for smaller and mid-sized operations). Learn everything from basic terminology to innovative new strategies to transition your operation with seed-focused and sustainable methods.
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2017 Conference Speaker Videos
The Quivira Coalition documents its conference every year. We love to share the content of this event with those who were not able to join us in person. You can also view the 2017 videos, along with past years, on the Quivira You Tube page.
Laura Paine Training the Next Generation of Land Stewards For centuries, apprenticeship has been the means of passing on the skills of many trades, from engravers and silversmiths in the middle ages, to electricians and carpenters today. Using work-based learning...
Keri Brandt and Janine Fitzgerald Zombie Agriculture Industrial agriculture has resulted in dead soils and animals living in torturous conditions. We call this process "zombie agriculture" in reference to constant supply of synthetic inputs required to reanimate the...
Wendell Gilgert Re-Watering California One Ranch at a Time "Point Blue Conservation Science is collaborating with the USDA-NRCS, cooperating ranchers, RCD’s and conservation partners to improve rangelands in California. Point Blue Partner Biologists are teaming up...