Making Contact

Making Contact – Native Harvest for a Modern World (ENCORE)

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For centuries, the Taos Pueblo people in New Mexico lived entirely off their land. Sustainable agriculture was a way of life, but U.S. federal policies helped put an end to that. Food wasn’t grown at the pueblos; it was trucked in. Traditional farming gave way to government subsidies and obesity rates soared. But recently, a surprising agricultural renaissance has taken root across the pueblos. On this edition, Making Contact’s Rita Daniels takes us to the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico to share a story of rebirth and renewal.

This program was partially funded by the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, the Mitchell Kapor Foundation, and the Seed Fund at the Rudolf Steiner Foundation.

Featuring: Leonard Archuleta, Taos Pueblo Farmer and Red Willow Co-operative Member; Shirley Trujillo, Red Willow Farmers Market Manager; Joel Glanzberg, Native American Permaculture Teacher; Deryl Lujan, Taos Pueblo Rancher; Shawn Duran, Red Willow Education Center Director; Ezra Bales, Pueblo Day School Wellness Coordinator; Hillary Duran, University of New Mexico at Taos Student and Red Willow Education Center Intern.

For More Information:

Added Value & Herban Solutions
http://www.added-value.org/

California Institute for Rural Studies

“Hunger in the Fields – Food Access Issues Among Farmworkers in Fresno
County”

http://www.cirsinc.org/Documents/Hunger_in_the_Fields.pdf

Grassroots International – Funding Global Movement for Social Change

“Food for Thought and Action: A Food Sovereignty Curriculum”

http://bit.ly/4xiPhp

Heritage Radio Network

Internet-based radio station about food featuring leading farmers, food
mavericks, filmmakers, artists and tastemakers.

www.heritageradionetwork.com

Indigenous Permaculture Program

A fiscal-sponsorship project of ‘The Ecology Center’ to gain food security
and access to healthy and nutritious foods for local communities

http://www.indigenous-permaculture.com/

“Native Recipe for Health” by Gabriel Thompson

Yes! Magazine  (September 13, 2009)

The Tohono O’odham Nation tackles diabetes with a return to desert foods.

http://bit.ly/3yWUd1

Yes Magazine Food Issue (February 13, 2009)

Theme Guide:  Food for Everyone

http://bit.ly/3ajd8e


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