According to the United States Farm Bureau, only 1 in 50 American citizens have any farming experience (2%). That is why Chihuahuan Desert Charities LOVE to show off our students! Here you see students presenting their regenerative agriculture projects. They designed and gave a public presentation to demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge during the Community Farm Showcase Day.
As we begin a new year, Chihuahuan Desert Charities wanted to first reflect on this past year and some of our accomplishments then moved forward with our feet firmly planted in our goals. The future health and vibrancy of our community are dependent on the sustainability of our local farms, the ones tucked away in our landscape protecting our environment and feeding our families.
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.
We’ve got our garlic bulbs in the ground and our mouths are watering already! We are looking forward to harvesting this culinary staple. Is there anything more irresistible than the smell of roasting garlic? Now, I am a staunch supporter of measuring garlic with your heart (not the recipe) and that is just based on my taste buds. But, did you know there are endless benefits to garlic? It doesn’t just keep the vampires away, it can also keep diseases as bay!
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.