In “Los Jardines de Moktezuma: Happiness Sprouts in the South Valley,” South Valley farmer Fidel Gonzales talks with Ungelbah Dávila-Shivers about music, gross national happiness, and how Los Jardines de Moktezuma came to be.Read More
Here, in New Mexico, our soils tend to be desertified, lacking the organic matter and microbes that nurture plant life. In “Dirt: A Love Story,” Susan DeFritas explores how local organizations are working to build soil across the state and promote the agricultural processes that support it.Read More
The 2021 Edible Local Hero Spotlight Award: Farmworker, was awarded to José García. García sadly passed away from COVID-19 last December. A beloved father and grandfather who proudly and passionately dedicated much of his working life to planting, cultivating, and harvesting chile in southern New Mexico, he was an instrumental part of bringing chile to our tables.Read More
Hardships among farmworkers not only manifests on larger-scale farms or for an immigrant labor force—it’s important to understand that these issues are systemic and impact all people working on farms that they do not own, including workers here at our go-to local farms.Read More
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