Category Archives: South Valley – Albuquerque

Workshop: Creating an Urban Food Forest

Interested in urban homesteading? Permaculture garden design? Growing your own food? Join Jen in March for a free hands-on workshop on creating a food forest at the Garden’s Edge plot at La Placita Gardens. Learn Permaculture garden design techniques while … Continue reading

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Jen is on PBS – New Mexico in Focus

Jen appears in a segment of New Mexico in Focus that covers the Rio Grande Valley Farmers Guild which is designed to give farmers in Albuquerque’s South Valley access to land, water, equipment, education and support. It will air tomorrow … Continue reading

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Urban Homesteading Open House

Since moving to Albuquerque’s South Valley 2 years ago, our good friends Bard and Zoe have transformed their home and gardens into a sustainable oasis on 1/3 acre. Tomorrow, they are hosting an open house and invite the community to … Continue reading

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Urban Homesteading at Sunstone

Friends, it’s time to give you an update on what we’re doing here at Sunstone since moving to New Mexico last fall. Our intention was to live rural with larger acreage as we did in New York, but after much … Continue reading

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Harvesting Oats at La Placita Gardens

We have been lucky to harvest many wild growing herbs (violets, dandelions, plantain, yarrow… ) on our land this spring, but I was especially excited to harvest our first cultivated crop of oats at La Placita Gardens, the new community … Continue reading

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Watering from the Irrigation Ditch

Fortunately for us, our new property came with access to the Chanate acequia which is part of the Rio Grande Valley’s centuries-old 300 mile network of irrigation ditches and canals. For approximately $25 per year (payable to the Middle Rio … Continue reading

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Mmmm…. Alfalfa

Contrary to popular opinion goats do not eat just anything. Yes, they can be impish and grab a piece of paper out of your hand and start to chew it up, but when it comes to the food they ingest … Continue reading

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