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Your Food is Free Albuquerque Resource Center

This page includes links to Growing + Planting Resources in the Land of Enchantment.
These are resources we believe in and hope will offer you knowledge and help!

We can help you understand the science of the various soils in our area and tell you what grows best here. We can help with those pesky entomology, or bug, problems. We have up-to-date information about plant botany, plant diseases, growing fruits and vegetables, caring for your lawn, and growing roses. Are you interested in xeriscaping? We have information about that as well.  We are here to help you develop gardens that will thrive and be beautiful in our arid landscape.

The Master Composter organization provides basic composting classes for the general public and trains volunteers to teach these classes.

NMSU: Growing Zones, Recommended Crop Varieties, and Planting and Harvesting Information for Home Vegetable Gardens in New Mexico

NMSU: Home Vegetable Gardening in New Mexico

Resources for the propagation, harvesting, safe handling, drying, preserving, and recipes containing tomatoes.

Planting + Harvesting

Beautiful flowers, leaves, and fruit; provide much needed cooling shade; serve as habitat and food for birds and other wildlife; and, most importantly, produce healthful and delicious food

Many types of soils are used for growing grapes, but they are most successfully grown on sandy or fine sandy loams with average fertility and good drainage

Raspberries are one of the most delicate and delicious small fruits grown in New Mexico.

There are MANY wonderful nurseries + garden centers in Albuquerque full of resources! A few of our favorites to check out:

Ted Talk: Tristram Stuart

The global food waste scandal

America has TWICE the amount of food on it;s grocery store shelves than is needed to feed it's people. 
Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it's inedible -- but because it doesn't look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.
Around 6 minutes is a GREAT demonstration of food waste and how it occurs even before we get it to our home.

Tedx Talk: Rob Greenfield

How To End The Food Waste Fiasco

While we do not suggest Dumpster Diving for Food - this is an EXCELLENT example of the food that is wasted, that promote food insecurity, etc. 
There are millions around the world who don’t know where their next meal will come from. Rob is on a mission to solve this problem. We can all easily be a part of the solution… and it starts with a dumpster. 
His extreme adventures and activism campaigns may appear unattainable at first glance but within them are an abundance of simple lessons and tips that can be adapted into any life to live with more happiness, health, and freedom.