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Albuquerque Agricultural Resilience Oral History Collection

Identifier: MSS-1082-BC

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of interviews with five farmers at the Rio Grande Community Farm in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The interviews were conducted in July 2021 by students in Brady McCartney’s Sustainability Studies 384 course at the University of New Mexico. Topics discussed include local agricultural practices; acequias, irrigation and water issues; the impact of climate change on local farmers, communities, and the ecosystems; climate resilience plans; the backgrounds of the farmers; organic farming; community outreach and education. The audio interviews are avaialable on CD for researcher use; some DVDs also include photographs.


  • 2021

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Established in 1997, the Rio Grande Community Farm manages 50 acres of the 138-acre Los Poblanos Fields Open Space in Albuquerque, New Mexico’s North Valley. The farm occupies the original site of Los Poblanos, one of the earliest Spanish Colonial settlements in the Rio Grande Valley; RGCF continues an agricultural heritage that extends over 1700 years, making it among the oldest parcels of continually farmed land in the United States. RGCF consists of community gardens, wildlife habitat, and sustainably farmed croplands that provide educational experiences, community service projects, recreation and entertainment.


1 Box

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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131