The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that half of all current farmers are likely to retire in the next decade, leaving a large gap for the next generation to fill. Fortunately, Chihuahuan Desert Charities wants to fill that gap and is focusing on looking out for the interests of young farmers.
Sometimes the enormity of climate change can seem overwhelming. What can one person, or even one nation, do on their own to slow and reverse climate change?
Chihuahuan Desert Charities has found a route. We are teaching Las Cruces students sustainable food production and consumption practices that can help mitigate and even reverse impacts of climate change.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that adults have at least two hours and thirty minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity (e.g. brisk walking) every week and muscle strengthening activities on two or more days a week. Children need more physical activity than adults. But achieving these recommendations takes a combination of strategies, including a supportive built and natural environment, opportunity for acceptable activity, and more.
As we discuss the future of our food supply, we must look to educating our youth about regenerative organic agriculture. That is why we are launching our campaign, “Love the People, Feed the People!” We will receive donations for the purposes of The DYGUP & SUSTAIN Program. Proceeds will be used to invest in farming equipment, more crop seeds, improving curriculum, and to cover labor costs to allow for more supervised time with students.
Las Cruces is a food desert and its time to take action.
Defined by the USDA, food deserts are parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and healthy food providers.
The “Love the People, Feed the People of Las Cruces” campaign, sponsored by Chihuahuan Desert Charities, has begun! The campaign will run until October 1st. Proceeds will support the DYGUP & SUSTAIN Program at Legacy Farm.