|Photo Credit: Rio Grande Community Farm. Members delivering fresh produce to Albuquerque public schools.|
Rio Grande Community Farm is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation located on 138 acres in the Los Poblanos Fields Open Space in the North Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The group is in a partnership with the City of Albuquerque's Open Space Division, which acquired the land in 1995 in an effort to preserve the last farmland in the North Valley. Rio Grande Community Farm was founded two years later to undertake management of 50 acres of the urban farmland.
The farm boasts community gardens, wildlife habitat, and certified organic croplands. The healthy, organic food that is grown on the farm goes to schools, restaurants, and stores in Albuquerque. The farm also provides a place for community service projects, recreation, and educational experiences for school, social, church, and corporate groups through the farm's service learning programs. The farms also hosts annual events, including harvest festivals and the Maize Maze.
To learn more about Rio Grande Community Farm, visit its website at http://www.riograndefarm.org/.
Congratulations on your new position, Stephanie, and good luck!