Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Importance of a Seed

I never fully comprehended the risks and dangers that farmers went through until I watched the documentary Food, Inc. I can remember the image of a humble older man (Maurice Parr) being interrogated by Monsanto in regard to seed patents. … Continue reading

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Keeping it in the Shed

Restoring the level of our water table is a major issue for New Mexico. Standard backyard gardening practices often use water in unsustainable ways. One recent trend is rainwater collection. By collecting rain water we prevent runoff and are able to provide … Continue reading

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Grow Big or Grow Small

Many UNM students who live in the city live in apartments, townhouses, or small homes that do not offer a lot of yard space for gardening. But even for those lucky enough to live in a place with a large … Continue reading

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Seasonal Super Foods!

Spinacia oleracea Spinach is hands-down my favorite vegetable. I love using spinach in everything from soups to salads, sandwiches and stir fries.  Spinach is a staple vegetable in my kitchen and I figured it’s time that take a closer look … Continue reading

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Strengthening Our FoodCorps

“And what do plants eat?’ -“Carrots!” -“Mud!” The kindergarteners through second graders at Kirtland Elementary in Albuquerque, NM were perhaps a little confused about how to answer this particular question. Nonetheless, they were all quite excited to be transplanting their grasses, … Continue reading

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A Life in the Day of a Farmer

Human beings share experiences with one another; it is an essential psychological process that allows us as a people to continue our evolution in the world. In these uncertain times, humans must reconnect across the divide that an industrialized global … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Baker

I dismount my bike in front of Bosque Baking Company’s small storefront; windows steamy, the aroma of freshly baked bread seeping from the cracks around the doorframe, the owners Jim and Stephen bustling behind the counter. I walk into the … Continue reading

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How to Eat Sustainably, Locally, and Organically on a College Budget and Schedule

As we all know, organic and locally grown food can be expensive. As college students, it is especially difficult to eat sustainably because we are already lacking disposable income and spare time. It can be quite challenging to break away … Continue reading

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