Tradition

Granja para Manana (Farming for Tomorrow)

  Jedrek Lamb, a graduate of the AFSC-NM Farmer Training Program is spotlighted in the June 2013 issue of Local Flavor, a Santa Fe publication focusing on New Mexico’s food culture.  In the article, Jedrek credits Agri-Cultura Farmer Cooperative, and La Plazita Institute, both partners of AFSC-NM, as guiding him to reconnect with nature and traditional agricultural practices.

Acequia Blessing

Sponsored by AFSC-NM, the entrega or procession of San Ysidro y Maria de la Cabeza took place on May 18th in Albuquerque’s historic South Valley neighborhood.  Devoted to the church and enduring farmers, San Ysidro and his wife Maria are sainted in the Catholic tradition as the guardians of rain and waterways nourishing spring plantings. This year’s blessing ceremony was featured in the Albuquerque Journal on May 19, 2013. http://www.abqjournal.com/main/200825/news/headline-320.html

San Ysidro Blessing Ceremony / Ceremonia de San Ysidro May 18th, 2013

The ancient annual procession and blessing of San Ysidro y Santa María de la Cabeza will commence at 10am, on Saturday, May 18th at the corner of Isleta and Arenal, SW. Prayers to these traditional guardians of rain, water, and farmers will take place at La Plazita Farm, the procession's end, found at the corner of Arenal and Lopez, SW. Call 505-842-7343 for more information. Please bring seeds if you wish to participate in an exchange.

Traditional New Mexican Agriculture: We Had a Regional Food System

 

by Don Bustos, AFSC NM Director

originally published in Green Fire Times, Nov 2011

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