New Mexico farmer Don Bustos offers this introduction to sustainable agriculture in northern New Mexico on the occasion of the publication of the new training manual, Farming for a sustainable community.
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.
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
On Oct. 11, a number of New Mexico state senators enjoyed a harvest meal made with produce grown by farmers from AFSC’s training program. David Henkel of Santa Fe, N.M., who serves as recording clerk of AFSC’s Board of Directors, shared this account of the dinner.
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