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!
2019, series #4, first release: A beautiful selection of fifteen agave spirits crafted by Abel Martinez of Santo Domingo Ambarradas, Berta & Mario Vasquez of San Baltazar Chichicapam, Aureliano Hernandez of San Baltazar Guelevila, Reina Sanchez of San Luis Amatlan, Leonardo of San Baltazar Guelevila, and Simeon & Apolonio Ramirez of San Agustin Amatengo. Labels … Continue reading Series 4 arrives from Oaxaca
Una guía de 36 paginas que comparte como montar un vivero y cultivar el maguey de semilla, abajo de una aproximación agroforestal. Este guía viene de la nuestra experiencia, y ilustra todo el proceso que realizamos desde la limpieza del terreno con cal y cenizo, hasta la transplantación del maguey. Recompartimos copias con la intención … Continue reading 36 pg Guia: “Amigos del Maguey y la Biodiversidad”
March 10, 2019. Its 3 months out from the transplant of the first cycle of agaves (rainy season). In the meantime a second cycle of magueys comes to life to take their place in the lots, in the same rainy season. Seeds of Arroqueño, Sierra Negra, Coyote, Tobala, Tobala Oregon, Mexicano and Espadilla are still being … Continue reading Maguey from seed; 2nd cycle
Mezcaleros are putting much of the resources towards the preparation of lands to receive agaves (from the vivero) in the rainy seasons of June & July. 2018 Profit Share declaration: Apolonio/Simeon Ramirez: clean and prepare lands of San Agustin Amatengo for the transplanting of agaves (labor & transportation). Berta Vasquez: 1/3 costs of improving roofing of … Continue reading The 2018 profit share
Underway in the vivero, is the transplant of the first cycle of magueys; 30,000 agaves of 11 varieties, all grown from seed. From germinating beds they go to raised beds with more space to grow, and in June of 2019, they will be transplanted into the lands and custody of the different mezcaleros with whom … Continue reading Vivero Transplant: 1st cycle