This year's intern presentations were the best ever! They showed everyone how they had learned to manage our water resources and track it's use. They gave out samples of food cooked in all of the different sustainable methods we use at Ampersand. The visitors for our open house also got an explanation of our water conserving gardening techniques, as well as a bit about our community decision making process (not to mention the history of the nail). These are all essential parts of making a life from the gifts of the rain and the sun. But this year the most enthusiasm was generated for a topic we don't usually focus on while entertaining visitors: our humanure composting toilet system. This docu-dramedy can be watched solely for it's entertainment value. Thanks Taran and Sara for spreading the word about sustainable solutions with passion and humor (and humus)!
Get ready for the best 11 minutes of your life...Humanure Short Film
We are keeping you in suspense about our fall schedule. I can tell you that we will have a couple new events in September/October. Our Water Systems Walkthrough will be a two hour tour and explanation of our rain catchment, water distribution, and greywater systems on our site.
Tamara Stewart will lead an Archeology Hike to share about the evidence of how native people lived on this land in centuries past.
Also Amanda will be teaching a Dehydration Class September 6th with Home Grown New Mexico and also Permaculture, Land Restoration, and a Greywater Systems class at the Santa Fe Community College in October and November.
Thanks to our amazing interns for all your hard work and commitment!