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.
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.
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.
The progressive international nonprofit, Food Tank (founded by Danielle Nierenberg and Bernard Pollack), had its NYC summit yesterday and addressed one of the food industry's most urgent issues: waste. "40% of all food is wasted. If food waste was a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gasses." — Roy Steiner, Rockefeller Foundation
Sustainable agriculture both promotes and is enhanced by biodiversity.
The Earth functions like an incredibly complex machine, and there don't appear to be any unnecessary parts. Each species -- from the lowliest microbe to humans -- plays a part in keeping the planet running smoothly. Each part is related. If a lot of those parts suddenly vanish, then the machine that is Earth can't function properly.