Deep Dirt Farm

We were blessed to be able to visit and volunteer at Deep Dirt Farm today. We first met and chatted with Kate who runs the farm with her husband Richard. Check out her website for information. She is an amazing woman who is doing amazing things with land restoration, her greenhouse, her compost toilet and even her newly built adobe house built In 5 days by volunteers that she rents out on Air BNB. She was so inspirational and we had such a fun time helping her spread mulch on the ground and also creating a water management system to “slow it, spread it , and sink it”. The girls worked hard and learned so much in the process.

Truly an amazing woman who was a pleasure and joy to meet!

Deep Dirt Farm

 

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The Border Wall

After learning about the affects of the Border Wall on the environment, this afternoon we travelled to Nogales, Arizona to see first hand what the border wall looks like. The girls were able to learn from our expert guide of both social and environmental issues that occur in both Nogales cities.

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We ROCKED today!

You can always count on a gator to “Get ‘Er done”. The gators rocked at building our rock wall today! Great work girls. You are making a positive lasting impression on the land you are visiting!

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Permaculture

Before starting work on our morning project- Justin is nice to teach us about permaculture and key lines. We will then know why and how we are placing rocks in the valley to help deter erosion and spread the water out that runs down the valley.

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A beautiful morning.

A beautiful start to the day here in Southern Arizona. A cloud covered morning with a delicious cup of coffee.

A group of students woke early to help Justin with the morning chores in the ranch. These included feeding the dogs. Moving the sheeps pen and composting. So proud of them!

We had a delicious breakfast to start our day so we all are ready to help Justin with a permaculture project.

The morning dishwashing crew!

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We made it!

After a slight detour to Nogales, Arizona, and traveling through mist and drizzle we made it to beautiful Windsong.

We were greeted by our facilitators, Kate and Nicole and had a brief tour of the facilities. We all learned how to use the compost toilet, as Windsong is very proactive in being sustainable. Those buildings outside the house were built with alternative materials. It is going to be fun learning all about Windsong and what they do here. So much to learn!

After our tour, we had the most delicious dinner- a taco bar with fresh veggies from the garden and homemade beans.  I can honestly say that I was in heaven! I don’t think we will go hungry here 🙂

Alex and I took a peak at the bathtub while the girls were busy- boy is it a 70’s beauty! I just LOVE the chandelier and wish I could take a soak!

We will be experiencing life on the ranch tomorrow so check back and we will be keeping you posted…… Until then….

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Southern Arizona here we come!

We are so thrilled that we are able to travel to Southern Arizona with Me to We to their Leadership facility- Windsong.

Windsor is committed to environmental and social issues. Our girls will discuss issues such as accessibility, education, disability justice, food security and border and migration issues. They will volunteer on a project that will link one of these social issues and learning how they are connected.

We feel very blessed that we can offer such a life-changing experience closer to home. Follow along as we experience the beautiful southern desert of Arizona and partake in ranch life.

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