Don Bustos, co-director of the American Friends Service Committee and organic farmer, was honored to be part of a small group of elder organic farmers brought together in California to discuss the evolution of organic farming in the last few decades and the future of organic farming. This gathering was featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Jedrek Lamb, a graduate of the AFSC-NM Farmer Training Program is spotlighted in the June 2013 issue of Local Flavor, a Santa Fe publication focusing on New Mexico’s food culture. In the article, Jedrek credits Agri-Cultura Farmer Cooperative, and La Plazita Institute, both partners of AFSC-NM, as guiding him to reconnect with nature and traditional agricultural practices.
AFSC’s Don Bustos says his ancestors arrived in northern New Mexico more than 300 years ago to claim the land granted to the family by the king of Spain. His ancestors are both native Pueblo and Spanish and the 150 year migration created the diverse mix of Indo-Hispano people to which he belongs. He and his step-daughter and two grandchildren work those same fields today. Throughout, Don has used his family’s traditional farming methods, with modest technological additions along the way.
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