Geology Hike and Signs of Spring


Geology Hike

Sunday, March 16th  3:30 to 5:30

Join us for a hike around Ampersand’s 38 acres to explore the geologic influences that make this area so stunning.  We have layers of stand stone outcroppings, petrified wood, a ridge of blocky basalt, and ancient petroglyphs to look at on the way.  Local geologist Scott Renbarger will help us gain an understanding of the Earth’s history and the alchemy of rock formation.

Suggested Donation $10, Kids are free!

Send us an email at to let us know you will be joining. Or call us at 505 780-0535
Directions to Ampersand

Signs of Spring Blog Post

Yes, I agree.  It’s a little early for spring.  But when the Apricots are blooming, it’s undeniable.

I grafted another apricot variety onto one of our volunteer trees.  It turns out these grafted branches bloom sooner than the canopy of the tree.  Having two different blooming times gives us better luck of escaping the danger of a hard frost after the blossoms open. Crossing our fingers for fruit!
I went to town this year with the early seed starting.  I'm growing kale, chard, lettuce, broccoli, collards, cilantro, and parsley for our outdoor gardens, for the Madrid Community Garden, and for a few special friends.  The greenhouse is full to capacity. Read more...
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