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FLOWERING TREE PERMACULTURE INSTITUTE: EROSION CONTROL AND LAND HEALTH WORKSHOP
October 9, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
One event on October 9, 2022 at 9:00 am
PERMACULTURE AND EROSION CONTROL IN NEW MEXICO
Join us for 1.5 days of learning out on the land in beautiful Cuba, NM. We’ll do a land walk to observe the ecosystem and look for signs of erosion, learn about the history of Flowering Tree and their vision for land restoration (led by Roxanne Swentzell, Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute), a history of the land (Porter Swentzell, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center) and build erosion control structures while learning about their benefits for land and soil health (led by Aaron Kauffman, SW Urban Hydrology).
This workshop is also a part of the 2022 REGENERATE conference. You can register here or though the REGENERATE website.
🏕 Camping is available on Friday and Saturday nights.
🛻 The road requires high clearance and 4wd. If you do not have access to an appropriate vehicle, we can pick you up by the main road and shuttle you in. Information will be sent about this preceding the workshop.
🚶🏽♀️The workshop includes walking around rough terrain and shared work moving rocks for erosion control structures. You are NOT required to participate in these activities if you join us, but please know the terrain is rough surrounding headquarters and the outhouse. Please reach out with any further questions about accessibility of the space and activities. Thank you!
|If camping Friday night, please arrive between 5PM and 9PM|
|Saturday October 8|
|8:00 – 9:00AM||Breakfast (atole) and coffee catered by Roxanne
|9:00 – 9:30AM||Welcome and introduction to the land (Roxanne Swentzell, Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute and Leah Potter-Weight, Quivira Coalition)
|9:30 – 12:00||Erosion Control: monitoring for erosion, building low-tech structures to reduce erosion and build soil health. This is a hands-on work party – however you are welcome to still join even if you can’t do the work. (Aaron Kauffman, SW Urban Hydrology)|
|12:00 – 1:00PM||Lunch (elk stew with tortillas) catered by Roxanne!|
|1:00 – 2:30PM||Continue erosion work (Aaron Kauffman)|
|2:30 – 3:45PM||History of Flowering Tree and Vision for the Land (Roxanne Swentzell)
|3:45 – 5:00PM||History of the land (Porter Swentzell, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center)|
|5:00 – 5:30PM||Break|
|5:30 – 6:30PM||Dinner (hot dogs) catered by Roxanne!|
|6:30PM onward||Relax and enjoy each others company!|
|Sunday October 9|
|8:00 – 9:00AM||Breakfast (atole) and coffee catered by Roxanne|
|9:00 – 11:00AM||Walk the land, observe the landscape, reflections and facilitated discussion (Roxanne Swentzell and Leah Potter-Weight)|
|11:00AM – 12:00PM||Compost on the landscape (CJ Ames, Quivira Coalition)|
|12:00 – 1:00PM||Lunch (beans and tortillas) catered by Roxanne|