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RIO GRANDE COMMUNITY FARM

A land-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization

Operating on Los Poblanos Fields Open Space in Albuquerque's North Valley.

OUR IMPACT

OUR PURPOSE

Providing diverse and underserved communities with equitable access to urban farmland and education in sustainable agriculture - prioritizing food justice, biodiversity, and climate resilience.

RIO GRANDE COMMUNITY FARM

WINTER OPEN HOUSE

 

SAT DEC 16 from 11 am - 2 pm

Meet our Board, Staff, Growers, and Volunteers * Enjoy hot cider * Take a Hayride Farm Tour * Explore our barn, greenhouse, and small space garden demo * Purchase organic Mexican oregano * Watch the migrating water fowl * Take home cozy beanies and hoodies * Craft with Devil's Claw * Sign up for membership and volunteering * Learn about our purpose and programs

1701 Tierra Viva Pl NW Albuquerque, NM 87107

OUR PROGRAMS

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Education for growers all ages and abilities.
COMMUNITY GARDEN
Offering garden rows, irrigation, tools and mentorship in regenerative growing methods.
MICROFARM PROGRAM

Offering affordable quarter-acre plots of sustainably-managed farmland to those who want to cultivate on a larger scale.
NEIGHBORHOOD COMPOSTING
Collecting garden and vegetable/kitchen waste within a four mile radius. If you are passing by, feel free to drop it off with us!

WINTER CLASSES

FREE!

Learn to Build a New Zealand Compost Bin

Our Master Composter, Rich Adeyemi guides you through the process of constructing this beautiful functional composting system!
Email rich_a@riograndefarm.org to register

DEC 9

9-11 AM

BY DONATION!

Intro to Welding

Here's the hands-on welding workshop you've been needing! Taught by our own Logan Gillespie of Celestial Mountain Farm! Held on site at Rio Grande Community Farm.

JAN 13

2-4 PM

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We respectfully acknowledge, that the lands we farm are ancestral lands of countless, but not nameless, Indigenous Nations, communities, families, and individuals. We offer our respects to the Pueblos that surround Albuquerque today as stewards of these lands since time immemorial: Tsugwevaga (the Pueblo of Isleta), Tuf Shur Tia (the Pueblo of Sandia), Tamaya (the Pueblo of Santa Ana), Ka-Waikah (the Pueblo of Laguna), Haak’oh (the Pueblo of Acoma), and Tsiya (the Pueblo of Zia.) May we all work together to honor these lands that sustain us.

Sorghum at the maze

OUR PROJECTS

Rio Grande Community Farm

is establishing a reputation for hosting cutting-edge research in sustainability, climate resilience, agro-ecology, and biodiversity.

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A Million Pieces of Fruit

Established 116 fruit trees in expanding orchard.

Climate Change Adaptation

Tracking photosynthesis in relation to temperature and adjusting growing seasons, and implementing winter gardening.

Fungal-dominant Compost

Doubling our crop production with a slurry of fungal-dominant compost from a dedicated digester.

Pollinator Garden

A quarter acre of flowering plants established 22-years ago by Alvarado Elementary School.

Bird Cropping

Sorghum fields are planted as migrating bird forage.

Agrivoltaic Research

Growing crops in the shadow of solar panels to prevent sun scorch, improve photosynthesis, humic acid, and soil moisture. Mobile solar installation on a trailer and panels adjacent the barn and greenhouse to provide power.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

Our valued Members provide annual support during the lean times and receive our loyalty, special offers, and exclusive invitations.

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VOLUNTEER WITH US

If you love to be outdoors and want to get your hands dirty, we invite you to join us on the Farm!

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“We worked hard, but had fun making compost!”

Judi LafleurDesigner, Owl Eyes

RIO GRANDE COMMUNITY FARM

A land-based 501(c)3 social profit organization