promoting locally based agriculture through education, community outreach and networking

Over the past several years as many as 50 New Mexico fruit and vegetable farmers have sold fresh produce to 60 schools and school districts serving more than 234,067 of New Mexico’s school children.

The Power of Asking

By Mallory Garcia, Albuquerque Public School Wellness Department Service Member Gardens take so much work. They are incredibly needy in their infancy; procuring soil, seeds, tools, raw materials for raised beds, benches and fences. Some projects can seem too big … Continue Reading >

School Gardens: Creating Ideas for Creative Writing & Positive Attitudes Towards Healthy Foods

School Gardens: Creating Ideas for Creative Writing and Positive Attitudes Towards Healthy Foods by Fallon Bader Wilson Middle school is located in the international district of Albuquerque; a neighborhood with low access and attitudes towards healthy foods. While the neighborhood … Continue Reading >

Doing Food Justice at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School

By Liz Sims, La Plazita Institute Service Member  Beginning in August 2015, students council members gather twice a week at 6:30 AM for mandatory attendance as the sun rises behind Atrisco Heritage Academy High School (AHA). One team, the student … Continue Reading >

Promoting Food Sovereignty Through Seed Saving

by Josh Jasso, La Semilla Food Center Service Member    My interest in seed saving is relatively new compared to my interest in growing food – which really seems counter-intuitive. How can you grow food without seed? Why haven’t I … Continue Reading >

Perspective of the School Gardens Movement in ABQ from an East Coaster: Quite Impressive!

By FoodCorps Service Member, Fallon Bader: APS Growing Gardens Team When I began the position of an APS (Albuquerque Public Schools) School Gardens Coordinator I had no idea what to expect for my first year as a FoodCorps service member. Now that I have … Continue Reading >

Let’s Bring Justice to the Table

By Casey Coty, FoodCorps Service Member at SouthWest Organizing Project Are your students eating some beautiful rainbow carrots after defiantly claiming that they don’t like carrots? Are you getting reluctant young folks to eat their greens by sneaking them into a delicious smoothie? … Continue Reading >

Growing Within Walls

As a Food Corps Service member at La Plazita Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I’ve joined a team dedicated to reducing recidivism among incarcerated individuals and building bridges to healthy lifestyles upon reentry to the world outside of confinement.  La … Continue Reading >