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Urban Fruit Harvesting in ABQ
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kemper Barkhurst Feb 14, 2010.

 

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I work extensively in design, photography, and video production. I have over eight years' experience in providing design and media services for dozens of non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and businesses throughout the World. Prior to that, I worked in various film and video departments on documentaries and feature-length films.

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Donate your fruit to charity

Posted on September 24, 2008 at 11:31pm 0 Comments



For the next few weeks we're looking to help anyone with excess fruit to donate this to the local food banks. We're offering this free harvesting service so you can help those in need. In exchange we would like to use a small portion to do a little R&D on better utilizing this food source into value-added products that can last longer than a few weeks. This way, next season we can better distribute this food and help educate and build the… Continue

Where does the New Mexico State Fairgrounds go from here?

Posted on August 26, 2008 at 10:30pm 21 Comments



With the horse racing and casino company relocating to Moriarity, the State and Expo NM has requested that we respond with ideas for how to fill the new hole in Expo NM's budget (~$2M). As a local I felt obligated to respond.



I proposed that a portion of the land be utilized as urban farm for the purpose of education, food security, and a place for the local community to gather. It's the perfect location for a demonstrative organic… Continue

Urban Fruit Harvesting

Posted on July 14, 2008 at 12:30am 6 Comments

Have you seen a lot of fruit spoiling in your neighborhood? Does it make you angry to know that most of the produce that makes it into our stores is from out of state?



If you take the time to look around you can find food growing just about everywhere in Albuquerque. From the golden apricots that are falling now to the purslane growing with the recent rain.



This year I finally decided to do something about it and have put into… Continue

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At 4:44pm on February 18, 2012, Michael Bernstein said…

Hey Kemper, are you still active on DCF?

 
 
 

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