Compost Production

Quivira supports composting at all scales!

We are currently partners on a grant with Reunity Resources and Edgewood Soil Water Conservation District to build capacity for composting in Rural New Mexico. Funded by the Rural Utilities Program of USDA.

Workshops are being planned for 2021

Please stay tuned!

Become a state-certified compost facility operator!

Note: ONLY people in the Edgewood Soil Water Conservation District OR employed by the Town of Edgewood are eligible.

We are seeking applications for three scholarships for people who wish to become state-certified compost facilities operators through the New Mexico Environment Department and New Mexico Recycling Coalition. 

  • One scholarship will be dedicated to an employee with the Town of Edgewood 
  • Two will be awarded to local leaders who establish composting hubs on their rural farms and ranches. 

If you would like to be considered for one of the scholarships, please fill out this application by Dec. 15, 2020. 

Applications will be prioritized based on need for support, participation from Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers, and fit with the program’s goals. 

This project is prioritized to support individuals who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Identify as of Latinx, Chicanx, Hispanic, Tribal, Black/African American, Asian, Pacific Islander, or mixed ethnicity. 
  • Obtained veteran status  
  • Have annual income at or below poverty level ($26,200 for a family of four)
  • Identify as women or LGBTQ+

Qualified applicants from any background with strong applications will also be considered. The Quivira Coalition is strongly committed to supporting all ranchers and farmers who are practicing or wish to practice regenerative agriculture, which we define as agriculture that promotes soil, livestock, wildlife, ecosystem, and economic health.

Please contact Eva at eva [at] quiviracoalition.org with questions.

Edgewood Soil Water Conservation District compost certification scholarship

Are you a producer who is interested in accessing state Healthy Soil Program or USDA funds? Did you know that having a farm or ranch plan is often a condition of funding, or a required outcome? There are many folks in the state who can help you already (feel free to reach out and we can help you connect), and Quivira is adding Technical Service capacity to conduct farm and ranch planning, specifically focused on building and storing soil carbon on working lands. We are looking for folks in NM interested in this service so feel free to reach out.
  • Contact Information

  • For example, receive waste from neighbors, provide compost to neighbors, etc.
  • Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers

    Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers (https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/people/outreach/slbfr/?cid=nrcsdev11_001040)
  • All answers are optional but this project is prioritized to support individuals who identify as or meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Operation and goals

  • For example, this may include size, crops/livestock, management strategy, etc.
  • Please include ecological/environmental, economic, and social goals, if applicable. If known, please include the amount of compost that you anticipate making.
  • This could be at the neighborhood, watershed, state, or national level. We will value both quality (including working with traditionally underserved populations) and quantity (eg. acres, numbers of participants) of interactions.