The story of how the stuff we produce and consume impacts our lives. Our alarmingly fast consumption rate will be unable to sustain itself. It already is.
Do you ever stop and wonder where your stuff comes from? Or why you can buy products at such low costs in The United States? We have dollar stores, $5 and below's and don’t get me started on the online limitless cheap shopping. Where is all this stuff coming from? Who’s making it? What is it even made of?.
Our progress report is in! The DYGUP & Sustain program is successfully transforming students! The DYGUP & SUSTAIN Program is a non-profit dedicated to regenerative organic agricultural practices to teach the benefits of land stewardship in the Paso del Norte Region. DYGUP, an acronym for Developing Youth from the Ground Up, is available to youth ages 14-17. The SUSTAIN program targets adults over 18 and combines "Roots Of Success" Environmental Literacy Curriculum with intensive farmer training.
DYGUP / Sustain is our premier community program to give direct "working with your hands" training to local students attending Las Cruces High School. Together they learn to build, grow and operate an urban farm conveniently located to their campus. There’s over 100 teenagers involved in our program this year.
We here at Chihuahuan Desert Charities are busy working with the local Las Cruces community. We are identifying key projects with huge potential to improve the economic prospects of Las Cruces residents and businesses. The two initiatives that really stand out for us are Kaleidoscope Las Cruces, and Project Mainstreet. Both organizations are headed and supported by enigmatic female leaders. Their positive impact on the lives of the people of the Chihuahuan Desert is already immeasurable and growing stronger every day.