Underway - transplanting agave to secondary beds where campesino mezcaleros can continue to care for them, or directly to "el campo" or "el monte" if big enough. Evolving count: Berta Vasquez, 134 (Tobala, Mexicano, Arroqueño) Simeon Ramirez, 650 (Mexicano, Arroqueño) Abel Martinez, 816 (Arroqueño, Espadin, Mexicano) Alberto Martinez, 134 (Tobala, Espadilla)
Its mid-April and our second cycle of agave are growing up slowly but surely. For this cohort, a water drip irrigation system and consistent application of a mycelium based microrganism brew allows the maguey excellent healthy growth. Some agaves will be ready for mezcalero campesinos to take back to their lands to transplant by early … Continue reading Update: Agave cycle #2 from el Vivero
In San Baltazar Guelevila, Maestro campesino mezcalero Aureliano Hernandez has envisioned and realized another vivero to grow and nurture agave. Here pictured, Aureliano and the vivero, stepped and irrigated with a gas powered generator that draws water from a spring below.
Apolonio/Simeon Ramirez: to rehabilitate part of the palenque and to continue planting agave Berta Vasquez: towards household costs. Leonardo Hernandez: to rescue local agave, and for the costs of labor Reina Sanchez: to open/graze a piece of land to plant agave, and for other costs, to build another oven and roof for the oven Aureliano … Continue reading 2019 10% Profit Share declaration
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BRN is utilizing our Vivero Amigos del Maguey y la Biodiversidad guidebook as the foundation for the production of a series of guidebooks to boost agave conservation efforts with their partners in Southwest USA and Northern Mexico as well as help us publish a new version for Oaxaca (under construction)! From BRN: "As BRN’s Native … Continue reading Working with the Borderlands Restoration Network to boost their conservation efforts in SW USA and Northern Mexico
As the first cycle of agave finalize their departure from the Vivero for other lands (about 16,200) a fresh cycle begins from seed. Germinated in this cycle thus far: Espadilla, Mexicano, Castillo, Tobala, Arroqueño, Jabalí, Sierra Negra, Espadin, Madrecuish, & Coyote.
On this September 9, ejiditarios from the Municipality of Tule come to take the last group of agave, some 1,000 Tobala, from the nursery to transplant and take root in an ejido land in Santa Maria del Tule. And with this movement, we close out the first season and cycle of the Vivero Amigos del … Continue reading Vivero year 1: In all approx. 16,163 agave were transplanted…
El Tiempo en las Raices // Time in the Roots: 135 pg. bi-lingual book, Second edition 600 copy print now available!! From concept to proof of concept en el Vivero Amigos del Maguey y la Biodiversidad. Contact to request your copy or copies!