On June 14, 2009, Rio Grande Community Farm hosted a small gathering to listen to Woody Tasch talk about how we might go about investing in local agriculture. Tasch is the author of “Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered.” Highlights of the evening include musings from Woody Tasch, delicious food from Savoy Bar & Grill, mingling with local farm advocates, a double rainbow over the Sandias and a coyote howling after the rain. The Slow Money Alliance will be hosting a conference in Santa Fe, September 11-12, 2009. For more information, go to www.slowmoneyalliance.org. If you are interested in attending future events at the Farm, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senator Tom Udall sent a letter of support to the Rio Grande Community Farm. We are addressing climate change through sustainable agriculture and local food sales, water scarcity through our highly-efficient drip irrigation system, and health problems through improved nutrition for school children. He wrote in his letter, “If you only addressed one of these issues, that would be impressive. But the work you do here addresses all three. The fact that a grassroots enterprise like this one can deploy a system with such potential to do good gives me hope for the future of our state and our region.” View full letter
We would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their help in making this event a success: Marika Ray, Shastyn Photography, Alpha Graphics, Albuquerque Tent, Savoy Bar & Grill, La Montanita Coop, and Woody Tasch.