Community guide to organizing small farms: Stories from Atrisco
This resource guide documents AFSC's New Mexico farmer-to-farmer training program in the historic South Valley of Albuquerque and the establishment of the Agri-Cultura Network as a way for farmers to aggregate produce sales together from 2009-2012.
It includes an overview and history of farming efforts in the Rio Grande Valley, as well as a description of the collaboration and partnership that took place during a three year, USDA-funded pilot program.
This manual is intended to document how AFSC and its community partners have implemented this project to date, in order to share the lessons learned with others who may want to undertake this kind of broad-based, community driven, and collaborative community farming project.
This knowledge is shared free of charge. Please credit AFSC when referencing the manual.