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Weekly Newsletter 01.16.20

2020-01-16 2:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Welcome to the January 16 issue of the Cruces Creatives weekly newsletter. This is a place where you can keep up-to-date with big news at the makerspace, and learn about cool projects that your community members make.

The newsletter is published each Thursday. If you have makerspace news or announcements that you’d like to submit for the weekly newsletter, please email Pat DeSimio (p.desimio@crucescreatives.org) by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

News 

Cruces Creatives Awarded $180,000 Grant to Promote Regenerative Agriculture

With the success of last year’s pilot program for the Seeding Regenerative Agriculture Project (http://www.crucescreatives.org/news/8088615), the Thornburg Foundation and McCune Foundation have awarded Cruces Creatives an additional $180,000 over two years to promote regenerative agriculture, which improves soil health by cultivating diverse soil microbes and sequestering carbon in the ground. In consultation with farmers, ranchers, and agricultural scientists, Cruces Creatives will be developing technologies that make regenerative agriculture easier to practice and coordinating the efforts of multiple partner organizations, including the Arrowhead Center, the Institute for Sustainable Agricultural Research at New Mexico State University (NMSU), and NMSU’s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde. 

Cruces Creatives Welcomes First Full-Time Employee

Lindsey McDonald has joined the Cruces Creatives team as the makerspace’s first full-time employee! With support from New Mexico Workforce Connections, Lindsey will be helping Executive Director Lea Wise-Surguy with administrative tasks, supporting the day-to-day operations of the makerspace, and leading the Job Shop. Welcome aboard, Lindsey!


Cruces Creatives Awarded $180,000 Grant to Promote Regenerative Agriculture

With the success of last year’s pilot program for the Seeding Regenerative Agriculture Project (http://www.crucescreatives.org/news/8088615), the Thornburg Foundation and McCune Foundation have awarded Cruces Creatives an additional $180,000 over two years to promote regenerative agriculture, which improves soil health by cultivating diverse soil microbes and sequestering carbon in the ground. In consultation with farmers, ranchers, and agricultural scientists, Cruces Creatives will be developing technologies that make regenerative agriculture easier to practice and coordinating the efforts of multiple partner organizations, including the Arrowhead Center, the Institute for Sustainable Agricultural Research at New Mexico State University (NMSU), and NMSU’s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alca

Cruces Creatives Welcomes First Full-Time Employee

Lindsey McDonald has joined the Cruces Creatives team as the makerspace’s first full-time employee! With support from New Mexico Workforce Connections, Lindsey will be helping Executive Director Lea Wise-Surguy with administrative tasks, supporting the day-to-day operations of the makerspace, and leading the Job Shop. Welcome aboard, Lindse

 


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