Statement of Purpose
We operate an urban farm on public land using sustainable agricultural methods with the goal of demonstrating these methods for the farming community. We combine indigenous, traditional, and progressive agricultural strategies to improve yield, conserve water, improve soil tilth and fertility, and adapt to climate change. We collaborate with other farms and agencies to share information with underserved communities.
Growing Food with Our Community
We operate a Community Garden that welcomes volunteers and supports underserved growers with resources and in developing their skill sets. We operate a MicroFarm program, providing equitable access to urban farmland, education, and resources for dozens of small growers, who each operate on plots ranging from one eighth of an acre to two acres.
Providing Education in Sustainable Agriculture
We provide year-round education programs and special events that teach the community about sustainable agriculture, organic gardening, climate resilience, food justice, nutrition, and wildlife. We train young farmers and engage them in the process of farming public land for the public good. We train interns in the interdisciplinary aspects of an agricultural non-profit.
We plant wildlife crops with the goal of conserving biodiversity. The community is encouraged to visit the Farm for the purposes of recreation and appreciation for our native and migrating species and Middle Rio Grande Valley.
Growing and Celebrating the Farming Community
We host signature events that provide funding for programs and projects aligned with our Purpose. These events celebrate our local agriculture and connect our community to resources, experiences, and one another. We participate in community events sponsored by other organizations that align with our Purpose.