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BioPark staff discuss connecting plants, culture and conservation
Adaptations in Local Agriculture
Innovation Meets Tradition
Emily Calhoun of Floriography and Dr. Kenneth Armijo of Armijo Farms
Join BioPark Education to meet some innovative farmers from our community who are making strides to find creative solutions to the dramatic environmental challenges farmers, gardeners, and residents of New Mexico are facing.
Emily Calhoun loves flowers! A fourth generation New Mexico farmer, Emily’s flower project took root in 2012 and has been blooming ever since. No idea is too small or too big to try when it comes to sustainable practices on the farm and in the design studio.
Find out what one farm and florist is doing to set the stage for the sustainable future of growing for the cut-flower industry.
Learn more about them at www.floriographynm.com.
Cultivating chiles on land that inspired the agricultural dreams of two brothers over one hundred years ago…. Today, and for the last twenty years, Armijo Farms has provided heirloom, organic chiles to the Albuquerque area and beyond.
Farmer and Scientist, meet Dr. Kenneth Armijo to learn about the various types of organic and sustainable innovations his family’s farm is enabling through traditional farming practices to be resilient in a changing environment and food industry.
Learn more about them at www.mychilito.com.
Can't make it Thursday?
Join us for the same talk on Saturday, March 1.
Brown Bag Lectures
This series of informal lunchtime lectures presents the science of conservation. Brown Bag lectures take place twice a month on Thursdays and Saturdays, alternating between the Zoo, Botanic Garden and Aquarium.