Healthy Soils Webinar
Powder River will hold a Healthy Soils Webinar on Thursday, Oct. 29th from 6 pm – 7:30 pm. The event will be free and open to the public. Registration is required: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/307021439586716171. The presenters will be:
John Brown, Shepherd and Helena, Montana, has dedicated much of his life to utilizing organic material, biology, and diversity to build healthy soils on his own land and that of other farmers and ranchers. He says the transformation from conventional ranching and farming methods to one with healthy soil means higher yields, better water storage, drought resistance, less erosion, healthier food, and increased carbon storage.
These days John is mostly “nomadic” traveling to assist other land managers in exploring and implementing the six principles of soil health and restoration: 1) armor on the land at all times, 2) high diversity of plants, 3) living roots in the soil as long as possible, 4) minimum tilling (including chemicals), 5) animal impact, and 6) context – this is the most recently added and probably most important in John’s opinion.
Caitlin Price Youngquist, Ph.D. Worland, Wyoming, is the NW Area Agricultural Extension educator for the University of Wyoming. She is a much sought-after speaker on applying sustainable agriculture methods with particular expertise in composting including vermicompost (think worms), soil health, Wyoming soils, pasture management, no-till, cover crops, and mulching.
48th Annual Meeting
Powder River’s 48th Annual Meeting will be at 3pm on Saturday, Nov. 7th and will be held online. We will have the business meeting (Powder River members only) and our silent auction available virtually. Register for the business meeting, which will be held via Zoom, here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcOGprz8sGNas3URqlA3w6NFlM9jGAfpP
The Silent Auction will be live online starting at noon on Oct. 28th and running until noon on Nov. 7th. Stayed tuned for the website where our items will be displayed. You will be able to submit bids on the site and receive notifications if you have been outbid. We have a number of wonderful items, including a guided fishing trip on the Big Horn River, a two-night cabin stay near Yellowstone, artwork by Ellen Dudley, Joel Ostlind, and Marge West, and much more!
(The beautiful panoramic photo of the Powder River on our homepage is courtesy of Dainis Hazners.)
Harvest Celebration & Potluck
Each fall since 2005 the Powder River Basin Resource Council community welcomes one and all to join the fun at our annual Harvest Celebration & Potluck in the Sheridan/Buffalo area. There is something for everyone: great music, bountiful and fabulous home-cooked food (Powder River provides a locally sourced meat dish, then attendees load the buffet laden with delicious, locally grown and prepared dishes), enticing raffle prizes, and a spirited auction of “Pies by Guys.” This is the time for friends and neighbors to rub elbows, enjoy friendly conversation, and savor good food. Adults and children alike: all are welcome!
Spring Solar Celebration
This event has been indefinitely postponed; we hope to reschedule it for this summer. We will update this page and our Facebook page when we have more information. For more information, contact Hesid Brandow, solar organizer, at email@example.com or call 307-672-5809.
Stayed tuned for information on upcoming events.