2021 Calendar of Events

All Work in Beauty events are FREE to the public

 

Work in Beauty’s

Eco-Regenerative Learning Center

2021 Workshop Schedule

July 10 – Welcome Back

After being close for the past year and a half, the Eco-Regenerative Learning Center welcomes everyone back to our Saturday Workshops schedule. We will be showing everyone what the Learning Center is about including a tour of the land. We have been busy while you were gone!

We will also have a discussion on tips for gardeners new to our area.

We will finish the day with a short talk by Owl McCabe about taking a new approach to easing global warming using plants.

July 17 – Candy Kitchen Community Garden Planning Meeting

The Eco-Regenerative Learning Center would like to restart and host the Candy Kitchen Community Garden. Work in Beauty has already set up and started the garden and it is ready for members of the community to participate. If you are interested, please join us for this planning meeting.

July 25 – Composting Workshop with Casey Williams

Casey has been in regenerative agriculture for over 10 years and deeply engrossed in soil food web work for 4 years. He currently runs the farm at Farm & Table Restaurant in Albuquerque and just started his own business, Full Circle Soil Health.

July 31 – Rainwater Harvesting – The Eight Principles of Rainwater Harvesting

Led by Urs Gauderon, we will be going over the eight principles of rainwater harvesting as taught by Brad Lancaster in his book Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond. There will be hands on demonstrations so bring gloves.

August 7 – Regenerative Agriculture and How to Apply It to a Small Garden - Part 1

Topics include:

The Science Behind Regenerative Agriculture

The 5 Principles of Regenerative Agriculture

Assessing your site – Compaction, Soil Type, Water Source

Preparing Your Garden

This is a hands-on workshop so bring gloves

August 14 – Regenerative Agriculture and How to Apply It to a Small Garden - Part 2

Topics include:

What Grows Well in This Climate

Different Types of Drip Irrigation

Applying Compost

Treating High Mineral Well Water

Season Extension

This is a hands-on workshop so bring gloves

 

August 21 – Rainwater Harvesting - Earthen works: Swales, Basins, and Terraces

Led by Urs Gauderon, we will be going over building earthen works for rainwater harvesting. There will be hands on demonstrations so bring gloves.

August 28 – Fermentation for Food Preservation with Kaiiba Mountain

Kaiiba will lead us in this workshop on how to do lacto-fermentation to preserve food that is delicious as well as good for our gut.

September 4 – To be determined…

September 11 – Plant Identification with Candace Lee

One of our more popular workshops, Candace will lead us on walk through the Eco-Regenerative Learning Center to identify native plants.

September 18 – Rainwater Harvesting – Erosion Control

Led by Urs Gauderon, we will be going over controlling erosion in our dry landscape. There will be hands on demonstrations so bring gloves.

September 25 – End of Year Celebration

Door prizes and surprises as we look over the past year and discuss what we have learned.