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Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico Office
Photo: AFSC/Sayrah Namaste
Photo: AFSC

Since 1976, AFSC New Mexico accompanies local people in the struggle for self-determination, with particular attention to water and land use and the need to support traditional ways of life.

AFSC New Mexico provides a hands-on model of farmer-to-farmer training in Bernalillo County. AFSC New Mexico previously provided year-long farmer training programs in Rio Arriba County, Dona Ana County, Mora County, and Taos County. This hands-on model is a comprehensive training program that teaches beginning farmers all aspects of organic year-round food production. To learn more about the work, click here. 

AFSC New Mexico provides technical support and infrastructure for small organic farmers in the Jemez Pueblo, Acoma Pueblo, Kewa/Santo Domingo Pueblo, northern New Mexico and the South Valley of Albuquerque. We have built more than 30 passive solar coldframes, dozens of wash stations, and several cold storage units with farmers. Supporting organic farming and local food sheds is an important strategy in combatting climate change.

Providing access to local, fresh and organic food to all people regardless of income is important to us. To that end, we successfully advocated for state funding for schools to purchase from local farmers, prioritizing beginning farmers in training programs. We also incubated three farmer cooperatives to meet the quantities that schools need. Click here to read more about our Farm to School work.

NEW: The Great Carrot Crunch Campaign of New Mexico is a pilot project of the AFSC New Mexico program. The goal is to link local farmers with school children with delicious New Mexico grown carrots and encourage healthy eating habits while supporting local farms. Click here for more information and to register your school!

AFSC New Mexico works to create systemic change in the food system to support small farmers and increase access to healthy local food in the community, including local schools. We create economic viability through the training of small farmers in sustainable agricultural practices, thereby protecting land and water rights and traditional cultural practices. Teaching and supporting organic farming practices and builidng up local foodsheds is an important part of addressing climate change. 
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