These are two impressive organizations. The mission of the GFJI is to dismantle racism and empower low-income and communities of color through sustainable and local agriculture. The TCEDC's goal is to promote community food security, land tenure and preservation of water rights for communities in northern New Mexico.
Why was Taos selected? While most of us know this community as a destination for skiers, hikers and visitors seeking to experience a different kind of environment and culture, this is also a very spiritual site. "This exciting new location offers an exciting opportunity to explore this year’s theme, Food is Medicine, Water is Life, with a variety of local indigenous groups and growers, as well as to reinforce the learning and shar ing from previous gatherings to move toward a vision of “Community/ Unity/ Opportunity/ Equity/ Harmony,”said event organizers.
- Water for Growing Food;
- Taos Pueblo Moccasin Making;
- Traditional Adobe Making & Horno Building;
- Water is a Powerful Force - Challenging Struc tural Racism through Community - Based Action; and
- The Role of Immigrants, Refugees and Farmworkers in Building Prosperity in Rural America.
For more information see the Schedule of Events and the Gathering Program
Buy tickets here ($350 for full conference, $125 for students). Registration closes on Oct. 16