Workshops

Holistic Orchard Management Workshop

Shoemaker, NM

Saturday, March 7 | 9 am – 4 pm

Registration $75

 

Successful fruit production can’t be confined to managing pests or finding the right fertility practice. Selecting the appropriate varieties, understanding and managing the structure of your trees, achieving good pollination, siting, and many other factors also enter in. All need to be considered together to achieve a healthy and happy orchard! This one-day workshop will take place at the Goetsch Family Farm / Cherry Valley Farm, where an old orchard is being expanded with new trees. We’ll talk about holistic orchard management, focusing on pruning old trees and planting young trees in an established orchard, and also on habitat planting in riparian areas.

Tools, gloves, and workshop handouts will be provided. Attendees will be responsible for providing their own lunch and water.

 

This workshop has limited space! Please register below.

Registration has been extended and now closes at 5 pm MT on Wednesday, March 4.

 

Workshop Topics

  • Building an orchard
  • Season extension
  • Orchard plan and management
  • Irrigation
  • Soil tests and leaf analysis
  • Biodiversity
  • Choosing varieties and cultivars
  • Planting and cover crops
  • Cultivation and mulching
  • Pruning
  • Insects and disease
  • Harvesting

Registration

Registration has been extended and now closes at 5 pm MT on Wednesday, March 4.

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Partners

Goetsch Family Farm / Cherry Valley Farm

Upcoming workshops

The Quivira Coalition hosts a number of workshops throughout the year for land managers interested in improving or maintaining the health of the land they steward. These workshops usually consist of one to three days on a working ranch where participants are given the opportunity to learn by doing. Topics include erosion control, biological monitoring, pasture management, soil health assessment, plant identification, native seed harvesting and more. Typically, we partner with one or several ranchers and organizations to bring a diversity of perspectives and expertise to the conversation. If you would like to partner with us on a land health workshop, please contact Arielle Quintana at arielle@quiviracoalition.org.

Drought Resources Webinar Series

Drought Resources Webinar Series

June 22, 23, and 25:  12-1PM and 6-7PM MT

We invite you to participate in the Drought Resources Webinar Series this June. The series will include three one-hour webinars focusing on different drought-related topics, including grazing during drought, NRCS drought-resources, FSA drought-resources, and rainfall insurance.

Watch Parties for Soil Health

Watch Parties for Soil Health

July 8 and 22nd, 5:30-7pm MST

We invite you to come learn with us about tools that are being developed to monitor, evaluate, and plan around soil health, including LandPKS, COMET, FarmOS and others.

2020 NAP 101 Workshops

2020 NAP 101 Workshops

June 19th (9am-10am MT)
July 20th (6pm-7pm MT)
August (TBD)
Join us for an informational call to learn about how apprenticeship and the New Agrarian program can further your career in agriculture!

2020 Intro to Mentoring Workshops

2020 Intro to Mentoring Workshops

July 22nd (6:30-9pm MT)
August 17th (9-12am MT)
Interested in learning more about what it means to be a mentor with the New Agrarian Program? We invite you to attend one of our Intro to Mentoring workshops in June or July, hosted via video conference. An in-depth mentor training for those interested in taking the next steps to join NAP for the 2021 season will be offered in August, date and time TBA.

New Mexico Weather Outlook Monthly Webinars

New Mexico Weather Outlook Monthly Webinars

Ongoing
Dave DuBois, New Mexico State Climatologist, will provide monthly information on current and upcoming weather and climate conditions in New Mexico, with a highlight on conditions on Tribal lands.