Monthly Archives: April 2013

Protecting the Squash Sister

Squash plays a fundamental role in the story of the Americas. Squash historically served as one of three Native American staple crops, along with beans and corn. Together, these three crops are known as the “Three Sisters.” In addition to … Continue reading

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Growing Food Security

When asked, most people will tell you that they believe there are two weeks of groceries available in their local supermarkets. Because of efficiency planning by the few large food distributors there is now just 3 days of food available … Continue reading

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Cactus-Fed Beef

New Mexico is home to many different types of agricultural resources, which may come as a surprise to those who know New Mexico as a desert or a dry climate. New Mexico has a weathered history of experiencing droughts. Droughts … Continue reading

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The Martinez Apple Orchard: Fresh Family Food

They can be tangy, sweet, sour, tart, crisp, soft, and shiny. Apples are much more than a fruit falling from a tree. They may be considered Mother Nature’s candy. Apples in the grocery store may be coming all the way … Continue reading

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Want To Be A Farmer? Need Land? LandLink!

“I wanted to buy some land for farming, but it was too expensive for us, so I was really excited to find LandLink” says Mona Angel of Laughing Turtle Farms. Like many people, Mona has wanted to get back to … Continue reading

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Third Film Screening Happening Today!

Join us for Fresh, the third in a series of four engaging films on food, agriculture, health and sustainability that will be shown during the month leading up to the 5th Annual Sustainability Expo and Lobo Growers’ Market event. Help … Continue reading

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More Green Time, Less Screen Time

“We used to run on down there to the river when it got low and jump in; we would cover ourselves with mud and play like we were Greek gods and goddesses.  Honey, we thought we were somethin’.  We would … Continue reading

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The Urban Caprine

Haven’t you heard? The caprine’s the word. That’s right, goats.  In case you aren’t already in the know, I’m here to show you that a goat can be a valuable asset to your backyard farming experience. Here’s a quick run … Continue reading

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And Then…There Was Food

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” -Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb Before the rise of industrialization, there were no ‘medicine cabinets’ full of little orange prescription bottles. There were herbs, … Continue reading

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Working to Preserve Local Seedlinks

Each seed preserves important information about its unique past. Some seed varieties have been developed and passed down by family farms and within communities for many generations. Heirloom seeds are intricately connected to the history of the land they have … Continue reading

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