Urban Farmers

A group of urban farmers, gardeners, and harvesters in and around Albuquerque.

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Kefir Grains

Started by GreenKnight Jun 5, 2016. 0 Replies

Land for bee hives?

Started by Kim. Last reply by Kim Apr 20, 2015. 16 Replies


Started by Gloria M. Last reply by Gloria M Oct 22, 2014. 4 Replies

homesteading in the desert questions

Started by Jess J.Chavez. Last reply by Nicole Lerma- Hadley Sep 10, 2014. 8 Replies

2014 Coop Tour This Weekend

Started by BernCo 4-H Small Animals Jul 18, 2014. 0 Replies

Free A-Frame Level

Started by jenprosser. Last reply by Clifton Chadwick Jun 5, 2014. 5 Replies

ABQ Community Garden Tour

Started by Querencia Green. Last reply by Jade Rivera Jan 4, 2014. 1 Reply

Free Food Preservation Workshop on Sat. Sept 7

Started by Bernalillo County Events Aug 28, 2013. 0 Replies

Coop and Rabbitry Tour

Started by BernCo 4-H Small Animals Jun 10, 2013. 0 Replies

Demonstration Urban Farm Open House with Prizes and Live Music

Started by Zoe Wilcox-Edrington. Last reply by Michael de Hart Sep 25, 2012. 2 Replies

Spring wheat

Started by Trevor Branch. Last reply by Trevor Branch Sep 5, 2012. 12 Replies

Veggie shade cloth

Started by Trevor Branch. Last reply by Mark Rutherford Jun 24, 2012. 9 Replies

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Comment by Joe S Sausage on March 24, 2008 at 7:01pm
Hello, I have an acre in the north valley and i'm wondering if there would be some person(s) interested in farming about 1/3 of the land, i have irrigation ditch access.
Comment by NMBeek on April 18, 2008 at 7:58am
Last night was just a friendly reminder that the average last date of frost in Albuquerque really is April 17. I hope you had any tender ones covered. Woah! 21F in some parts of the west side and 30F at my house in the north valley.
Comment by Jade Bock on May 6, 2008 at 7:31pm
I have 3 or 4 extra Zucchini plants - seeds were from Plants of the Southwest last spring - just too many came up in my raised bed - I transplanted one to my mom's garden on Sunday and it's ok. I live near Wyoming/Montgomery if anyone would like to come up & take them.
Comment by Izquierdo on June 27, 2008 at 3:16pm
Speaking of bees, as someone has, I've noticed this spring that we have hardly no insects in Bosque Farms, even along the drainage ditch where I live. I have a Rocky Mountain Bee Plant or two blooming, which, in most years would have 15 or 20 species of insects plus humming birds swarming around it, but especially honey bees and bumblebees. There are none this year. Not at noon, not in the morning, not in the evening. No butterflies. No moths. I'm thinking that mosquito spraying has crashed the insect population. Although the barn swallows in a nest on our porch managed to produce five chicks, I don't know where they got the food. A couple of martins started to nest here and then left. We have robins but they eat worms and crabapples. But the lack of honey bees scares me. We are within a half mile of a bee farm and still no activity. Also, I've noticed that there are no mosquito-eating fish (gambusia) in the drainage ditch, where they have been every year for generations. Anyone noticing anything similar to this?
Comment by Kemper Barkhurst on August 26, 2008 at 7:34pm
You might try the Urban Chicken group here on DCF or Craigslist is always a good place to look. If your looking for chicks there are several feed stores in the valley.
Comment by Michael Bernstein on November 1, 2008 at 6:38pm
Check out Albuquerque Food Shed News - my entry proposal in the Knight News Challenge.
Comment by Crista on January 4, 2009 at 11:28pm
Farmers and supporters: Check out "replies" to the announcment of the GMO Conference above, OR my personal Blog, for an in depth reporting of the conference. The small farmers and possibly the entire Green Chili economy is in potential danger if GMO's are not kept in-check in New Mexico.
Comment by Shannon Anderson on April 2, 2009 at 5:31pm
I have a huge clump of catnip in my backyard. Cat died, so I'm going to plant mint (go mojitos). Anyone want it? I guess there's about a square foot of it back there, pretty established.
Comment by Sandia Shirts on April 29, 2009 at 8:44pm
Born and raised in ABQ we are carrying on the Urban Farming tradition in our tiny backyard in NYC. Pole beans, spinach, arugula, lettuce and anything else that grows with only a few hours of sunlight/day. Gotta love it!
Comment by Melinda Potcher on April 29, 2009 at 9:05pm
I have about 100 volunteer morning glories starting in my veg garden - if anyone wants them, come get 'em. corner Anderson & Wellesley


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