Loving the Lands

Happy Solstice!
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Yes we do love these lands.  We love the plants and the soil and all of us creatures who make food and shelter from them. We have been loving our lands by doing some community service play lately.  We taught a neighbor how to plaster his earthbag walls with local dirt and we got creative for the local radio station KMRD fundraiser. What a community of creatures we have!  Sunday we offer a Land Restoration Class for anyone who loves the land just as much as we do.
Sculpting Cricket's walls.  It's our first time mudding on burlap earth bags.  Super fun and soft!
What a treat to provide home-made flavors for the KMRD Sno-Cones on a sweltering hot day! We made the syrups out of frozen berries, real lemon juice, coconut milk, and fresh mint from the Madrid Community Garden. If you haven't found KMRD.fm yet, you can stream it from anywhere!
Arid Land Restoration Class
Sunday June 26th
10am to 2:30pm
Learn to read the unique landscape of the arid Southwest and see which plants love to work with us in our restoration efforts.  In our land restoration projects, saltbush have done great from seed, and apache plume and three leaf sumac cuttings made it through the winter, still alive into summer solstice! With some attention to deposit patterns of soil and organic material and wild plant indicators, you can determine storm water flow areas that nourish the land, and ones that dehydrate it and create erosion. We will tour the ecological restoration projects on Ampersand’s site...(Full Details Here.)
RSVP to amanda@ampersandproject.org
Open House and Intern Presentations
Sunday July 10,
Time yet to be determined.  Please RSVP
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