Author Archives: UNM Sustainability Studies Program

Season’s Muse: Value-Added Farm Crafts Using Traditional New Mexican Food Staples and Wildcrafted Plants

When I was a child, my father would often pack the whole family into the truck and go for extended camping trips in Southern New Mexico, while he did field research for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish … Continue reading

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Slow Food: A global movement for change

My love for good, fresh food began while I was attending high school in Estes Park, CO. Our school embedded a strong belief that in order to learn and be successful, we must nourish ourselves daily with nutrient rich, unprocessed … Continue reading

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Al“BREW”querque

Whether it be your coffee maker at home, a quick brew you pick up on your way to work, or a trip to a third wave coffee shop with your friends, coffee has become the go to beverage of many. … Continue reading

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Transplanting Roots

Zoey Fink is a Burquena who graduated from UNM in 2016. You may know her from the Stone Age Climbing Gym, the hip downtown coffee shop Zendo or the friendly face behind the information booth at the Downtown Growers’ Market. … Continue reading

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The Up and Coming Culture of Propaganda Gardening

When someone mentions to you “local growing,” what do you envision? Local growing is a flexible term that can range from national production, to growing in your own backyard. While many of us may imagine farming as a way of … Continue reading

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How to Be a Future Farmer

Aquaponics is an up-and-coming method of growing that is great for our New Mexico desert climate, considering its efficient use of water. I have been growing using this technique over the past half year and would like to introduce you … Continue reading

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Back to the Land’s Roots

Today there are over 500 different Native American tribes. One thing they all have in common is sharing a deep reverence for the wellbeing of the environment and humanity. I learned more about indigenous people’s culture through independent research and … Continue reading

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