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Sustainable Agriculture

Rio Grande Community Farm 2024 Crop Plan

Rio Grande Community Farm has been operating pesticide-free on Los Poblanos Fields Open Space since 1994. Practicing sustainable urban agriculture on these fields includes elements of native, traditional, organic, regenerative, permaculture, and agriforestry growing practices. The primary methods entail no tillage, cover cropping, Integrated Pest Management, wildlife habitat restoration, bird cropping, acequia and drip irrigation, companion planing, row covers, hoop houses, and various composting methods including hot composting, and Johnson-Su bioreactor fungal-dominant compost application.