August 5, 2022 – For years now agave seed from different family producers such as Berta, Reina or Simeon would be germinated and cared for in the Vivero Amigos del Maguey y la Biodiversidad. This year marks the permanent closure of the nursery/project after the municipality decided to take the land back, and in this … Continue reading Trasplantación de Agave, 2022
"Rainy Seasons" / "Temporadas de Lluvia" which screens today May 1 at Loft Cinema, Tucson AZ. TEMPORADAS DE LLUVIA (Rainy Seasons), 202216 minutos: 16x9 : documentario/animación : A living nursery of wild agaves as an animated documentary.a short film by DANI EIZIRIKwith the voices of ABEL MARTÍNEZ MORALES, ALEX WHITE, BERTHA VASQUEZ, CHRYSTYAN ROMERO, … Continue reading “Temporadas de Lluvia / Rainy Season” LAUNCHING today May 1 at Loft Conema Tucson AZ
2021 30% Profit Share declaration: 19,651 USD // 401,877 MXP - redistribution break down 16% - Berta Vasquez 16% - Aureliano Hernández 15% - Simeón Ramírez 19% - Reina Sánchez 12% - Alejandrina & Nicolas Hernández 7% - Familia de Tio Chico & Christina 14% - Leonardo
Now available: 3rd edition, El Tiempo en las Raices//Time in the Roots, result of the rezidency of Dani Eizirik in Oaxaca MX, a partir de encounters with five mezcalero families, written and drawn with five collaborators. 128 pages, english & español, offset printing & lithography on amate paper. Email for mail order or wholesale.
For the year 2022, rezpiral will be working with Aureliano Hernández of San Baltazar Guelevila to support different independent campesino mezcaleros with diverse agave to be "reforested" all grown from seed.
This year we revisit an idea I've been pursuing this last year - profit share participation from all tiers of the commercial chain (importer/brand, distributor, and retail/bar). The idea pursues a basic question "why shouldn't the producer, as the author of the served spirit and in many ways the hardest working, have a right to … Continue reading Three-tier profit share
Now available for free except the cost of shipping, is a zine style booklet detailing how to collect, clean and store agave seeds and how to salvage, propagate, grow and plant agaves (directed towards restoring habitat and a primary food for nectar-feeding bats in the southwest US/Northern Mexico migratory beltway). More info/Order here! Courtesy of … Continue reading Amigos del Maguey y la Biodiversidad guidebook now available in English
Alex White Mazzarella, Rezpiral Juan Olmedo, Del Rincón Grande Narrative: "We need models that illustrate how humans and nature can coexist. Agave is that model. These are remarkable arid adapted plants that provide tools and sustenance to both people and their pollinators. Yet they also work in concert with humans and have done so for … Continue reading Agave Renaissance lecture series –