Livingston Farmers Market
May
31
Sep 20

Livingston Farmers Market

  • Miles Band Shell Park

WSE’s Livingston Farmers Market kicks off on Wednesday, May 31st, and will run from 4:30-7:30 pm every Wednesday through September 20th at Miles Band Shell Park, next to the Livingston Civic Center. This destination event will have locally grown produce and meat, baked goods, prepared foods, beer, and local arts, crafts, and jewelry. It’s a great place to come for dinner and socialize, stock up on locally grown foods, shop from local artisans, learn about community resources, or just relax and enjoy the view of the Yellowstone River and the Absaroka Mountain Range while listening to live music. As always, admission is free.

Range Rider Training Workshop
Sep
10
Sep 13

Range Rider Training Workshop

Hilary Zaranek-Anderson will teach proactive management strategies for minimizing livestock loss due to grizzly bear and wolf predation, while also increasing soil and grassland health to improve ranch productivity and profits. 

$600/participant – includes lodging and meals.

Sponsored By: Tom Miner Basin Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, and WSE

Harvest Celebration
Sep
29
5:30 pm17:30

Harvest Celebration

  • Chico Hot Springs Resort & Spa

Mark your calendars for this year's Harvest Celebration. Join us at Chico Hot Springs for a local foods feast to support the tremendous work of Western Sustainability Exchange. We hope to see you there!
 

Holiday Farmers Market
Dec
2
9:00 am09:00

Holiday Farmers Market

This one-stop shopping extravaganza features handmade toys, apparel, jewelry, baked goods, artwork, and more, and admission is free to the public! It's inside the Livingston Civic Center the first Saturday of December .


Resiliency & Today's Ranch Field Day
Jun
24
9:00 am09:00

Resiliency & Today's Ranch Field Day

  • Anderson Ranch Tom Miner Basin

Bringing it all together, discover how range riding, soil health, and low-stress stockmanship are applied on the ground at the Anderson Ranch.

$25 includes lunch.

Sponsored by: Tom Miner Basin Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, and WSE.

YES Summer Camp
Jun
19
Jun 22

YES Summer Camp

  • Arrowhead School

WSE's Young Entrepreneurial Stewards Program (YES) teaches children (ages 7 to 17) business basics and sustainable business practices.

WSE will teach children how to:

  • Turn their interests into a business
  • Create a businesses
  • Determine profit and loss
  • Hone their math, writing, communication, and social skills
  • Learn accountability and responsibility

Sponsored by WSE and Arrowhead School.

Daylong Soils Workshop
Jun
13
8:30 am08:30

Daylong Soils Workshop

  • Anderson Ranch Tom Miner Basin

Nicole Masters, of Integrity Soils, will give an in-depth workshop on the drivers of soil health and ways to create healthy soil in gardens, farms, and ranchlands. 

$135 includes workshop fee and lunch.

Sponsored by: Tom Miner basin Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, and WSE

Soil Crawl
Jun
10
8:30 am08:30

Soil Crawl

  • Big Timber

Nicole Masters (Integrity Soils), B Bar Ranch, and Indreland Ranch will explore the soil with an interactive tour and discussion of maximizing water storage and plant growth.

$50 includes sack lunch and BBQ dinner.

Sponsored by: Indreland Ranch, Northern Plains Resource Council, co-sponsored by WSE.

Building Healthy Soils 101
Jun
8
7:00 pm19:00

Building Healthy Soils 101

  • Shane Lalani Center for the Arts

Nicole Masters, internationally renowned agro-ecologist and Director of Integrity Soils, will discuss the building blocks of healthy soil and how to achieve it in gardens, on farms, and ranches.

Free. Doors Open at 6:30 – Program at 7:00 pm

Sponsored By: Tom Miner Basin Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, and WSE

Range Rider Training Workshop
Jun
6
Jun 9

Range Rider Training Workshop

  • Anderson Ranch

Hilary Zaranek-Anderson will teach proactive management strategies for minimizing livestock loss due to grizzly bear and wolf predation, while also increasing soil and grassland health to improve ranch productivity and profits. 

$600/participant – includes lodging and meals

Sponsored By: Tom Miner Basin Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, and WSE

Low-stress Stockmanship
May
30
7:00 pm19:00

Low-stress Stockmanship

  • Shane Lalani Center for the Arts

Whit Hibbard, Sieben Ranch and Editor of Stockmanship Journal will discuss how this livestock handling method achieves regenerative grazing goals, creates healthy soils, treats animals humanely, reduced injuries to humans and animals and saves money.

Free. Doors open at 6:30, program begins at 7:00.

Sponsored by Tom Miner Basin Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, and WSE.

Range Riding & Its Benefits—Both to Ranchers & Wildlife
May
9
7:00 pm19:00

Range Riding & Its Benefits—Both to Ranchers & Wildlife

  • Shane Lalani Center for the Arts

Panelists:
Hilary Zaranek-Anderson, range rider coordinator for the Tom Miner Basin Assn., and Malou Anderson-Ramirez, of the Anderson Ranch, will describe how range riding keeps their cattle safe by avoiding or minimizing conflicts with wolves, coyotes and bears.

Lill Erickson, Western Sustainability Exchange, will outline ways in which range riding helps ranch profitability by reducing cattle losses and improving the quality of the range.

Zack Strong, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), will be on hand to answer questions about how range riding promotes coexistence between ranchers and wildlife.

This free panel discussion is the first in a series of presentations about ranching practices that create healthy soil and wildlife habitat, while at the same time increasing ranch profitability.