Our Sustainable Agriculture program provides aspiring and existing Latino immigrant farmers and gardeners with the training and skills necessary to grow produce using sustainable methods and to successfully market their products.
We promote sustainable methods because . . .
We want to grow healthy and nutritious food without any chemical residue.
We are committed to caring for and protecting the soil, preserving life around us, and ensuring sustainability on earth.
We want to restore the spiritual meaning of food production, hoping that the process of growing it will reflect our culture, which is based in respect and care of nature.
Food justice. The right to grow, distribute, access and eat good food, regardless of race, class, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, ability, religion, or community.
Good food. Healthy, local, sustainable, culturally appropriate, and produced for the sustenance of people and the planet.
Food sovereignty. The right and freedom of all people to grow their own diverse and nutritious food, and to define their own food, agriculture and livestock systems (not being subjected to largely international food market forces).