VSWCD was selected for the New Mexico Department of Agriculture Healthy Soils Education Grant. The project we are implementing is called Training Healthy Soils Leaders on Small Scale Farms and using Johnson-Su Bioreactor Compost and we were awarded $12,430. VSWCD is working with the Natural Resource Conservation Service to complete soil testing and soil health education for growers.
Johnson- Su Bioreactor Composting Method
The Johnson-Su Bioreactor bioreactor composting method's purpose is to increase diversity of fungi and microbia in your soil and to restore the relationships between plants and microbia and fungi. This improves nutrient availability, water absorption and plant production. The compost works best if practicing the 5 Healthy Soils Principles: 1) Soil armor; 2) minimizing soil disturbance; 3) plant diversity; 4) continual live plant/foot; and 5) animal/pollinator integration. For more info on the Johnson-Su Bioreactor follow this link.
VSWCD provides a settup to make your own for only $85 which saves you money, because we order materials in bulk. Call or email for a settup!
Lindsey Diaz, Conservation Program Manager
Loading a Johnson-Su Bioreactor at the Valencia Community Garden in Tome.
PO Box 170
Belen, NM 87002
Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
2424 Hwy 47
Belen, NM 87002
2021 Holiday Schedule
Office and grounds will be closed in observance of these days.
Monday, May 31st Memorial Day
Monday, July 5th, Fourth of July Federal Observance Holiday
September 6th Labor Day
October 11th Indigenous Peoples Day
November 11th Veterans Day
November 25th Thanksgiving Day
Saturday, December 25th Christmas Day