1% of $20,000 goal
Statment of Purpose
"To provide diverse and underserved populations with equitable access to urban farmland and education in sustainable agriculture prioritizing food justice, biodiversity, and climate resilience."
Founded in 1997, Rio Grande Community Farm is a land-based 501(c)3 non-profit located on Los Poblanos Fields Open Space in Albuquerque's urban North Valley neighborhood. New Mexico is home to a highly diverse population (diversity index of 61%) where over 20% of residents experience food insecurity.
In response to poverty and food insecurity, Rio Grande Community Farm leases affordable garden rows and 1/8 acre plots of urban farmland while providing irrigation, compost, tools, and education in regenerative farming. No soil is tilled and no artificial pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers are allowed. The Farm also provides environmental education to humdreds of underserved children and adults, annually.
A quarter of the 27-acre Farm is dedicated to native wildlife habitat and forage. Each July, the Farm operates Lavender In The Village, a festival internationally recognized for promoting agritourism, and in October, hosts the Maize Maze Fall Festival, an iconic local celebration of New Mexico's unique agricultural heritage.
At an operating cost of $575 a day, we acheived the following in 2023:
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