ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO (September 3, 2010) – Rio Grande Community Farm is announcing the opening of the 2010 Maize Maze season on September 3rd at 6pm. Maize Maze is an exciting, outdoor alternative for fall activities, celebrations and field trips.
Located on one of the oldest continuously farmed parcels of land in the U.S., this historic farm has been an agricultural center since 300 A.D. It’s a 139-acre tract of farm land located at the Los Poblanos Open Space near Montano and Rio Grande. Here you can see acequias, organic food production, community gardens and a variety of local and migrating wildlife. Every year, the farm puts on the Maize Maze for its annual fundraiser.
This is an elaborate 7 acre maze cut using GPS technology into a 7-acre field full of corn. Coyote Magic is the theme of this year’s Maize Maze. A coyote will be cut into a 7-acre field, providing hours of fun as attendees use the maze’s many wildlife checkpoints to successfully navigate their way out of the maze. This year’s maze was designed by award winning author and illustrator Gerald McDermott.
This fundraiser helps the farm continue its many contributions to the Albuquerque area by growing certified organic produce for Albuquerque Public Schools, using natural farming methods without the use of toxic chemicals, providing habitat for local and migrating wildlife, providing members with a community garden to grow food and maintaining a beautiful open space for the public. Please come see for yourself!
Learn More about the 2010 Maize Maze.