Monthly Archives: April 2012

2012 Lobo Growers’ Market

Due to the hard work of the UNM Parking & Transportation Services, Office of Sustainability and Sustainability Studies Program Growers’ Market Practicum students, the 4th Annual Sustainability Expo and Lobo Growers’ Market was a success! Over 60 vendors and thousands … Continue reading

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Something Fishy in the Desert

Worldwide, the popularity of seafood is growing. In the U.S., seafood consumption is up almost 30 percent from 25 years ago. The average person eats more than 16 pounds of seafood per year, with shrimp, canned tuna, and salmon being … Continue reading

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Eat Local for Less

In a world where big agriculture is king and cheap food is in high demand and production, making sustainable food choices is a challenge. For college students and others living on a limited budget, eating consciously becomes an even greater … Continue reading

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Farm & Table Restaurant: Bringing the Taste of Community to Your Table

Restaurants are typically a difficult business to get into. A successful restaurant must have three important things to thrive. First, a restaurant must have a comfortable environment that is warm and welcoming for all customers. Secondly, a restaurant should have … Continue reading

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Chickens for You, Chickens for Me, Chickens as Far as the Eye Can See!

Oh the chicken, the flightless bird that outnumbers humankind almost threefold: figures as of 2005 estimate that there are roughly 20 billion chickens worldwide! First domesticated 8,000 years ago in Southeast Asia from the red jungle fowl (Gallus gallus) and … Continue reading

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Food Fight: Combating Kitchen Food Waste

Food waste articles report that somewhere close to 40 million tons of food is wasted in homes across the United States. “A typical household throws away an estimated 474 pounds of food waste each year.” The primary culprit is that … Continue reading

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A Quest for Locally Grown Food on Navajo Land

Growing up, I spent a large portion of my hot summer days and three-day weekend breaks visiting relatives near the Four Corners region and accompanying my mother on business trips throughout the Navajo reservation. Recently, my curiosity for locating local … Continue reading

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