Southwest Agroforestry Action Network
Urban, Rural & Indigenous Agroforestry in the Southwest - Let's Network!
|Helping people integrate trees, crops and animals to regenerate Southwest landscapes.
In person and virtual options
Early-Rate Registration Available Through May 31!
WHEN: July 11-13, 2023
WHERE: Green Farm Barn, Chatfield Farms, DBG, Littleton, Colorado (or Via Zoom on July 11)
CEUs: The following continuing education units will be applied for: International Society of Aboriculture CEUs; Society of American Foresters CFEs; and American Society of Agronomy CEUs.
Tuesday, July 11, Presentations
8:00 - 8:30 am Registration
Morning Moderator: Dana Coelho, Urban & Community Forester Program Manager, Colorado State Forest Service
8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome to Conference
- Matthew M. McCombs, State Forester and Director, Colorado State Forest Service (confirmed)
- Clint Evans, State Conservationist, Colorado, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (invited)
8:45 – 9:15 am Urban Agroforestry & EQIP - An Opportunity To Explore!
- Susan Stein, USDA NRCS/ACES Agroforestry Specialist, Washington, D.C.
9:15 – 10:00 am Growing Urban Agriculture Partnerships-Technical Assistance Guide & Regenerate Wheat Ridge
- Susan Bennett, Environmental Interpreter, Parks and Recreation, City of Wheat Ridge, CO, in partnership with Jefferson County Conservation District
10:00 – 10:15 am BREAK
10:15 – 11:00 am Urban Agroforestry - The Etkin Family Food Forest Initiative, DUG
- Creighton Hofeditz, Director of Permaculture and Perennials, Denver Urban Gardens, Denver, CO
11:00 – 11:45 am SW Tribal Agroforestry Outreach Project
- James Calabaza, Indigenous Lands Program Director, Trees, Water & People, Fort Collins, CO
11:45 – Noon Closing thoughts from our morning session
- Dr. James Allen, Professor, School of Forestry, College of the Environment, Forestry and Natural Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Noon – 1:00 pm LUNCH AND NETWORKING (Lunch is provided)
Afternoon Moderator: Steven J. Price, Utah State Extension Assistant Professor, Agriculture, Natural Resources, and 4H, Price, UT
1:00 – 1:45 pm Cedar Springs Farm
- Jake Takiff, Owner, Cedar Springs Farm, Hotchkiss, CO
1:45 – 2:30 pm Drylands Agroecology Research - Dryland Agroforestry for the Arid West
- Amy Scanes-Wolfe, Director of Research & Community Outreach (DAR)
2:30 – 3:00 pm BREAK
3:00 – 3:45 pm Soil Health – How To’s for Yard and Field!
- Rutger Myers, Soil Health Technician, Chatfield Farms, Denver Botanic Gardens, Littleton, CO
3:45 – 4:30 pm Landscape Edible Garden Design 101 & Colorado Springs Neighborhood Community Project
- Kelly Bull, Horticulturalist and Educator, Permaculture Design, Colorado Springs, CO
4:30 – 4:45 pm Closing thoughts from our afternoon session
- Christopher Jones, Extension Agent, Agriculture & Natural Resources Programs, University of Arizona, Gila County Cooperative Extension, AZ
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Logistics/Announcements
4:45 – 5:00 pm Preparation/logistics for Field Tour/Location to meet/Q&A.
6:00 – 8:00 pm Group dinner, Location TBD
Wednesday, July 12, Field tour
(Meet at 8:00 am at Chatfield Farms DBG, Parking Lot)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 – 9:00 am Chatfield Farms, DBG - Regenerative Agriculture, Agroforestry, the Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA), the Urban Food Initiatives, Educational Program for Veterans – and More!
- Josie Hart, Associate Director of Farm Programs, Chatfield Farms, DBG – Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA), Littleton, CO
10:00 am – Noon Tour Yellow Barn Farm, the 100-acre scaled demonstration site for Drylands Agroecology Research. Learn how this non-profit organization is using dryland agroforestry as a model for reversing desertification, sequestering carbon, and building biodiverse agro-ecosystems in Boulder County.
- Nick DiDomenico, Co-Executive Director, DAR, and Azuraye Wycoff, Owner, Yellow Barn Farm & Operations Director, DAR, Longmont, CO
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 – 3:00 pm DUG’s Volunteer Tree Keepers and Community Food Forest Management
- Creighton Hofeditz, Barnum Community Orchard, Denver Urban Gardens, Denver, CO
Return to Chatfield Farms Green Farm Barn Parking Lot.
4:00 – 5:00 pm Enjoy/explore the Chatfield Farms, DBG, Littleton, CO
Thursday, July 13, SWAAN Business Meeting - Optional
9:00 am – Noon Physical location: Chatfield Farms, DBG, Polly Steele Center (next to Green Farm Barn).
Special-Rate Conference hotel is Hampton Inn Littleton, CO.
Our negotiated block rate for the conference is $155: Book Hotel Now.
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Our overflow hotel is the Holiday Express Hotel & Suites Littleton with a negotiated block rate of $139: Book Hotel Now.
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