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!
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.
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