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AFSC farmers in the news!


AFSC farm trainees harvesting spinach for grocery store

AFSC's farmer to farmer training program in Anthony, NM is now selling to the local Food City grocery chain. AFSC staff and farmers are interviewed. The co-op AFSC is incubatng is called "Sol y Tierra Growers". Watch this short news clip:

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic...and Lunch!

Albuquerque Public School (APS) students are experiencing new tastes and flavors and learning a new way of eating, thanks in part to the Agri-Cultura Network. ACN is a group of New Mexico farmers providing food for students in APS schools. 

Public News Service talked to AFSC’s Don Bustos about the farmers and to the schools about students’ reactions to the new tastes.

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Growing Local Food for School Children

This four minute video shows the AFSC New Mexico project "Agri-Cultura Network" that successfully brought small organic farmers together to sell to the local public schools.

AFSC Response to East African Crisis

The people in the Horn of Africa are facing the worst humanitarian situation in the world today.  Somalis are fleeing the effects of conflict and famine and arriving – more than 1,200 people per day – in Kenya.  AFSC is working to meet the needs of those refugees arriving in the Dadaab camps in Kenya.

In the last few weeks, AFSC has worked with our partner Handicap International to purchase walkers and wheelchairs to assist refugees with physical difficulties. This allows them to better access food, water and other necessary items to survive.

King Corn film showing

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 7:00pm

You are what you eat -- and everything on your plate is corn.

This is the third film in the “Examining Modern Life” series, sponsored by the AFSC, and concerns the topics of Iowa farming, government subsidies, and nutrition.

Engrossing and eye-opening, King Corn is a fun and crusading journey into the digestive tract of our fast-food nation.  Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naiveté, college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis return to their ancestral home of Greene, Iowa, to find out how the modest corn kernel conquered America.

Albuquerque, NM

Since 1976, AFSC New Mexico has identified with the struggles of local people to empower themselves, with particular attention to water and land use and the need to support traditional ways of life.

AFSC New Mexico creates economic viability through the training of small farmers in sustainable agricultural practices, thereby protecting land and water rights and traditional cultural practices.

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