Discovery Field Day
Please note, we will be splitting up our group into two.
1:15 - 2:15 PM
Invasive plant talk/foraging walk, Dryland Wilds
Dryland Wilds forages the high desert for its real "scents of place.'' We harvest unwanted plants throughout New Mexico and the southwest. Using distillation, enfleurage, maceration, and tincturing we pull fragrance from the plants we harvest, sometimes blending these extracts with other longer lasting botanicals and sometimes offering just our pure extractions that capture the desert’s real scents of place. Much of our fragrance extraction is done out in the desert or mountains at the site of our harvests, allowing us to gather the exact scent of the flower before it wilts.
Native Plant Identification Field Walk
Lauren Baur, Program Manager
Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research Program (SEV LTER), University of New Mexico
Lauren has over ten years of experience in field botany and plant identification. She is the program manager for the Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research Program at the University of New Mexico, and previously worked for the National Park Service. Her work focuses on studying how plants respond to changes in precipitation, temperature, grazing, nutrients, and other factors.
This event is co-sponsored by the NM Healthy Soil Working Group
Special thanks to our farm intern, Dominique Khoury!
For all her hard work in helping put this fantastic forum together!