We have another busy year planned, with numerous workshops and tour opportunities, an expanded community garden to help grow your appreciation for local food, soil-building projects on the main field, and our Maze event in October. We would also like to welcome Sean Ludden as Farm Manager. New this year to RGCF, he will be organizing many of our community events and outreach, field planning and above all working towards making this truly a farm for our community.
About RGCF’s New Farm Manager
Sean Ludden is both Farm Manager at Rio Grande Community Farms, and owner, farmer for Nepantla Farms, which he operates, along with his wife in his scant spare time. From managing diverse organic farming acreages in the North Valley for 5 years, and growing medicinal herbs at home, Sean has many years of experience in the art of farming in aridlands. His philosophy on organic farming, heirloom seed preservation, and traditional farming methods have been featured in interviews with The Huffington Post, Santa Fe New Mexican, and New Mexico Magazine. Sean tirelessly promotes the use of traditional seeds and techniques in contemporary agriculture and helped to found Bosque Seed Collective last year to help local farmers renew the art of seed stewardship in the Middle Rio Grande Valley.