June Events

What a wonderful time on the land! Baby birds are hatching and peeping, wildflowers are painting the land, and edible greens are abundant in our gardens and in the wild. It's a great feeling to have such lush abundance while living off rainwater. We are so grateful for all the rain!

The events we have planned for June are in response to requests we have received. Many people are ready to go a bit deeper with integrating their lives into the environment. We are happy to show you what we know and how we have set things up here on our off-grid site. Please register by email: amanda@ampersandproject.org

It's also a great time to take a peek at our new hoop house garden. It's a wonderful addition to our agricultural efforts and is proving to be a very water conserving location to build great soil and grow a lot of veggies!


Native Plant Hike
This Sunday, June 2
10am to noon

Spend a couple hours getting to know our local plants and enjoying the land during this beautiful wet Spring! This is a special time for appreciating all the wildflowers that adorn our land right now. We will discuss natural history, edible and medicinal uses and visit our watershed restoration project...(More Here)

Developing a Permaculture Practice

Sunday, June 16 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Your home can be designed to support regenerative practices that feed the land while feeding yourself.  This is a workshop for those who want to deepen their practice of self sufficiency and alignment with place.

Effective change can start in a small and gentle way with the help of Permaculture’s guiding principles. By exploring strategies like Optimizing the Edge and Making the Least Change for the Greatest Effect, we can work towards self sufficiency and community resilience.  Read the full description HERE
Water Systems Walk-Through
Sunday, June 23
3pm to 5pm
Potluck after!
See how Ampersand is designed to make best use of our precious desert water. The way the infrastructure is set up can decide how much food can be grown and how much water is needed to live on. This includes storage tanks as well as the way the land is shaped. Ampersand’s site thrives on rain catchment and we will show you how we harvest, store, filter, and manage the water for human needs and gardens. (Read the full description here)
Amanda Bramble's upcoming classes at SFCC:
June 8- Wise Water Gardening
July 13- Solar Cooking and Sustainable Kitchens
For these classes register with Santa Fe Community College.
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