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Our Land: Project Feed The Hood

1202 Our Land Feed the Hood

July 13, 2018 – Project Feed the Hood is a food justice program in Albuquerque that connects communities with healthy food and young people with the land (and a paycheck). Begun out of the Southwest Organizing Project, a 38-year old nonprofit focused on social justice, Project Feed the Hood has a community garden not far from the Albuquerque Sunport, the Ilsa and Rey Garduño Community Garden, and pilot programs at ten schools, including Van Buren Middle School, where co-founder Travis McKenzie teaches.

On this month’s episode of Our Land, we visit with McKenzie, SWOP members, student interns and McKenzie’s mentor, South Valley farmer Lorenzo Candelaria.

For more information on Project Feed the Hood, visit their Facebook page

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Our Land: Valle de Oro

NMiF: Our Land - Valle de Oro

November 10, 2017 – The Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge in the South Valley is an open green space surrounded by industrial businesses. It was once a dairy farm. When local residents heard the property was going up for sale in 2012, they came together to raise money to purchase it and craft a vision for a space as a welcoming area for recreation and wildlife.

We travel to the Valle de Oro this week with correspondent Laura Paskus in the latest installment of Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future.