New Mexico

Las Cruces: A Food Desert

Desert Scene

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 Story of How Stuff We Produce and Consume Impacts Our Lives

Our stuff becomes trash

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?.

DYGUP & Sustain Progress Report Is In!

Student farmer with rainbow chard

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.

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