Food Justice: Urban Agriculture in Las Cruces

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The Las Cruces City Council recently passed a resolution adopting an urban agriculture and food policy plan.  It is the first of its kind in New Mexico. Las Cruces is now poised to be an innovator in urban agriculture in the state, making good use of the rich agricultural, culinary and cultural heritage of the area. By supporting ag activities such as community gardens, community kitchens, farm stands and more, the city can realize the vision of its plan, that "Las Cruces has a resilient food system that fosters healthy communities & residents and contributes to the overall economic, social, cultural, and environmental vitality of the city."   Read More