Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ollas, Honey, Eggs, Seedlings Available at Growing Awareness Urban Farm

East Central Ministries is a community living out Jesus' values of justice and compassion with our marginalized neighbors in Albuquerque's International District.
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It's that time of year again – Spring planting! Support East Central Ministries’ many innovative community and youth programs for the La Mesa and Trumball neighborhoods by buying food and gardening products from them. Visit the East Central Ministries website to learn about their programs, including the One Hope Clinic (medical and dental services).
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Growing Awareness Urban Farm is a micro-enterprise of East Central Ministries. The farm grows seedlings from seed and makes ollas to sell, raise chickens and bees, and engage in work and conversation together - for the benefit, beautification, and growth of the community.

Click on “Urban Farm” for a description of the many items for sale: ollas and honey, eggs, and seedling plants (many varieties of tomatoes, chiles & peppers, eggplant, strawberries, grapes, herbs and petunias).

An olla is a handmade terracotta pot used as an ancient drip irrigation for gardening. It dramatically decreases the number of waterings and amount of water needed, as it provides water directly to the roots.

Drop by ECM for ollas, plant seedlings and other items. Location: 123 Vermont NE (general hours are 10am – 4pm, though you may want to call 266-3590 first to confirm they’re open). Ollas and honey are sold at their Common Good Thrift Store, 2902 Eubank NE (map). Numerous businesses also carry ECM’s plants, honey and/or ollas, including Plants of the Southwest, Jericho Nursery, Osuna Nursery, Jackalope, Rehm's Nursery, and two Whole Foods stores: (1) Academy and 2) Carlisle/Indian School. All proceeds go into ECM’s community development programs. See website for more information.

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