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.

Watch Parties for Soil Health – Comet-Farm

Watch Parties for Soil Health – Comet-Farm

January 13 and 27, 2020, 5:30-7pm MT
Join this watch party to learn about the Comet-Farm tool, designed to enable farmers and ranchers to estimate carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions related to annual crop production, livestock, and on-farm energy use.

Watch Parties for Soil Health – FarmOS

Watch Parties for Soil Health – FarmOS

December 9 and 23, 2020 5:30-7:00pm MDT
Come learn with us about FarmOS- an online record keeping system designed to help producers track their day-to-day management decisions and farm activities in a detailed way.

Watch Parties for Soil Health – LandPKS

Watch Parties for Soil Health – LandPKS

November 11 and 25, 5:30-7pm MST

We invite you to come learn with us about the tool LandPKS, an app that was created land stewards to assess land productivity, degradation resistance and resilience across the globe.

Watch Parties for Soil Health – Rangelands Analysis Platform

Watch Parties for Soil Health – Rangelands Analysis Platform

October 14 and 28, 2020 5:30-7:00pm MDT
We invite you to come learn with us about Rangelands Analysis Platform- an innovative online mapping tool that can be used by anyone. This free tool provides quick snapshots of rangeland vegetation. It allows users to easily compare trends in rangeland resources through time at a ranch, county, or watershed scale.

Healthy Soil Webinars

Healthy Soil Webinars

August 12, 26, September 9, 23
This is a four part series on Soil Health taught by Jan-Willem Jansens of Ecotone Landscape Planning, with support from Embudo Valley Library & Community Center and NM Depart of Ag’s Soil Health Program. Each webinar stands alone but also builds on the previous one.

Watch Parties for Soil Health – FarmOS

Watch Parties for Soil Health – FarmOS

September 9 and 23, 2020 5:30-7:00pm MDT
We invite you to come learn with us about FarmOS- an online record keeping system designed to help producers track their day-to-day management decisions and farm activities in a detailed way.

Watch Parties for Soil Health – Comet-Farm

Watch Parties for Soil Health – Comet-Farm

August 12 and 26, 2020, 5:30-7pm MT

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.

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 – LandPKS

Watch Parties for Soil Health – LandPKS

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

October 21, 6-7:30 MT
November 11, 6-7:30 MT
Join us for an informational call to learn about how apprenticeship and the New Agrarian program can further your career in agriculture!