"New Mexico Acequia Association (NMAA) is offering a selection of fun and educational acequia learning worksheets to support this amazing opportunity to talk more with children about our family traditions and knowledge around the acequias, farming and gardening, and taking care of the water, seeds, animals, orchards, and land. Download, view, and print PDF's below (also available on NMAA blog) and check back regularly for additional activities in the coming weeks.
As the covid-19 health crisis has made clear - our acequias and food traditions have never been more important. Generations who came before us kept our acequias flowing, cared for the land and water, and saved seeds. As we prepare for a profound transformation of our economies, educational systems, and communities, we will continue to be vigilant in protecting our water, acequias, and farmland and we will work the land to grow food for our communities. Toward that vision, NMAA is sharing seeds to support you in planting your gardens. Seeds carry ancestral memory and they also carry our potential for the future. By sharing and growing seeds, we are shaping the future for our children and grandchildren, and also taking practical action to ensure health, food access and food security for our communities."
Now is the time to plant seeds!! NMAA is providing seeds of different vegetables and traditional crops for anyone who needs seed for their farm or garden this season. If you are in need of seed and have not yet made your request, please do so soon so we can get your package on the way to you! To make a request, fill out the online form here - OR call our office at (505) 995-9644 and leave a voicemail.
Share pictures of your seeds and plants:
- By email to email@example.com
- Add a comment on the Semillas pa la Gente blog on our website lasacequias.org
- Post on Facebook & tag @New Mexico Acequia Association
- Use hashtag #SemillasPaLaGente on Instagram & Facebook
Gente de la Tierra - Siembren sus jardines! People of the land - plant your gardens!
Join a LIVE plática, via an online gathering, to learn and share knowledge about our gardens. You will have an opportunity to 'Ask an Acequia Farmer' and share your stories and experiences about planting. This is the first in a series of gatherings for the 2020 growing season. Everyone with all levels of gardening and farming skills are welcome and encouraged to participate, as we keep building our local food sovereignty one garden at a time!
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Connect by Zoom or Phone (see directions below)
Our first call will feature two beloved maestros to answer questions and share their wisdom -
Lorenzo Candelaria (Cornelio Candelaria Organics) and Donne Gonzales (Chicoyole Farm).
Both are mentors with NMAA's Sembrando Semillas program.
We will also have acompanamiento de música with David Garcia.
Please click here to register.
You can also use this form to send us questions in advance.
HOW TO USE 'ZOOM':
Option A - Connect from your computer or smart phone internet:
Contributors include the Northern NM STEAM Team, local educators, & advocates