AgriSummit - Hootenanny
3:30 PM15:30

AgriSummit - Hootenanny

Come visit us at the Community Open House Hootenanny on Friday, April 19th from 3:30-5pm in the SteamPlant Ballroom in Salida, CO! Festivities will include Local Libations tastings, a Seed Exchange, live music, and a silent auction. In addition, Farmers Market vendors will have samples available, items for purchase, and information on their offerings for the 2019 growing season.

In case you’re curious, Hootenanny is another word for a “Hoedown,” but if that doesn’t clear things up here’s what Wikipedia has to say: In this usage it (Hootenanny) was synonymous with thingamajig or whatchamacallit, as in: "Hand me that hootenanny." Hootenanny was also an old country word for "party". Nowadays the word most commonly refers to a folk music party with an open mic, at which different performers are welcome to get up and play in front of an audience.

Hootenanny - Wikipedia

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Quivira Coalition Land Health Workshop
9:00 AM09:00

Quivira Coalition Land Health Workshop

Join us for a great day of landscape assessment, monitoring, and building at the Badger Creek Ranch!  This workshop is perfect for ranchers, land managers, students, or anyone looking to learn new land management methods. Tools will be provided the day of the workshop. Attendees can bring their own lunch or pay $10 to have lunch provided. Attendees are welcome to camp the night prior to the workshop and will be responsible for dinner that evening and camping gear.

This workshop is free to attend.

w/Aaron Kauffman of Southwest Urban Hydrology
Participants will build erosion control structures through hands-on instruction and learn how to read the landscape to better understand surface water flow and the erosion process.

w/Kelli Parker of Coldharbour Regenerative Network
Participants will learn essential concepts in holistic ecological monitoring and practice a basic monitoring protocol. The basic procedure enables land stewards to gather enough information to keep management on track. Upon completion of this training, participants will have thorough comprehension of the following concepts: how ecological monitoring fits in to Holistic Management, the importance of monitoring and how it is used to identify land trends, the seasonality of monitoring, the four main ecosystem processes and their key land health indicators, soil capping, interpreting plant forms, species identification, the significance of living organisms to community dynamics, and how to implement holistic ecological monitoring on your operation.

Register online at
or by phone at 719-239-4772

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