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RIO GRANDE COMMUNITY FARM

A land-based 501(c)3 non-profit operating pesticide-free since 1997 on Los Poblanos Fields Open Space in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

OUR 2023 IMPACTS

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.

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 1/8-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 two-mile radius. If you are passing by, feel free to drop it off with us!

MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM

Provide annual support that sustains our programs and receive our loyalty, sweet merch, discounts, and exclusive invitations.

SCHOLARSHIPS  /INTERNSHIPS

Scholarships and Internships are offered annually and by the semester or quarter based on need and interest.

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

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Edible Trail

Established 116 fruit trees and expanding to include 1.75 acre native edible plants walking trail to meet up with the edible trail being planted at the adjacent Agri-Nature Center.

Climate Change Adaptation

Tracking photosynthesis in relation to temperature and developing tolerant crop plan for two distinct growing seasons for spring and winter gardening.

Fungal-dominant Compost

Significantly increasing our crop production with a slurry of fungal-dominant compost from a dedicated Johnson-Su digester.

Pollinator Garden

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

Bird Cropping

Sorghum, hairy vetch, oats, and winter wheat forage crops are planted for native and migrating birds.

Agrivoltaic Research

Growing crops below solar panels to improve photosynthesis, humic acid, and soil moisture while providing power.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

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

VOLUNTEER WITH US

If you love to spend time outdoors and want to learn new skills and get your hands dirty, we invite you to join us on the Farm!

We are currently seeking volunteer Board Members! Click “Learn More” for details!

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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