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Earth Day Planting With Watershed Center, DAR, and YBF

Sat, Apr 23


Yellow Barn Farm

Earth Day Planting With Watershed Center, DAR, and YBF

Come celebrate Earth Day by replanting the Calwood Fire burn area above Yellow Barn Farm at Mountain Ridge neighborhood. This event is in partnership with Watershed Center, Drylands Agroecology Research, and Yellow Barn Farm. Lunch will be provided at YBF!

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Time & Location

Apr 23, 2022, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Yellow Barn Farm, 9417 N Foothills Hwy, Longmont, CO 80503, USA

About the Event

Who is the Left Hand Watershed Center?

The Left Hand Watershed Center protects and restores watersheds for people and the environment

using a collaborative and science-based approach. We are a stakeholder driven, non-profit organization

located in Boulder County, Colorado that values science and community. We use sound science to

monitor, assess, and manage our watersheds. We use data to plan and implement on-the-ground forest

and river restoration projects. We strive to build a strong stewardship ethic in our community through

place-based and participatory learning.

Who is the Yellow Barn Farm?

Yellow Barn Farm (Allen’s Farm) was originally an international equestrian center operating as a large-

scale event and boarding facility with over 50 horses and 100 riders. Yellow Barn Farm has since chosen

to revitalize this land for low-scale, high-quality food production, community supported agriculture, and

sustainability education. In partnership with Drylands Agroecology Research Foundation, Yellow Barn

Farm works to research, implement, and cultivate practices of regenerative farming, animal

management, carbon sequestration, soil heath, and dynamic/adaptable organizational structures.

Who is Drylands Agroecology Research (DAR)?

Drylands Agroecology Research’s vision is to transform dry, abandoned, and marginalized landscapes

into lush ecosystems where humans, animals, and spirit can thrive. Through regenerating the land, DAR

is restoring the health of our community. DAR is firmly grounded in regenerative lifestyle and rooted

deeply in earth-based livelihood, linking a team of regenerative land designers and social systems

thinkers dedicated to revisioning all aspects of culture – land management, commerce, food systems,

and community – for the purpose of dismantling culturally oppressive systems and rediscovering

equality and harmony on Earth.

Purpose of Event

To celebrate Earth Day by participating in fire recovery efforts in our community, as well as educate

community members about these efforts and others aimed at increasing watershed resiliency.

Goals of Event

-Build post-fire resiliency back into the landscape by replanting native species and removing

noxious weeds in order to protect the Mountain Ridge subdivision and surrounding community.

- Create quality wildlife habitat by planting a variety of plant structures.

- Improve the community space for our neighbors in the Mountain Ridge subdivision.

- Educate community on the various watershed resiliency work happening in the area by the

Watershed Center, Yellow Barn, and DAR.

Rough Schedule

9-9:45am: Volunteers arrive, carpool to site, and become oriented with tasks, tools, and safety


9:45am-12:45pm: Let’s get to work!

1pm-2pm: Regroup at the Yellow Barn, eat lunch and hear from Watershed Center, DAR, and Yellow

Barn Farm about their efforts to restore the watershed through regenerative agriculture, forest and

river restoration.

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