Our Mission


La Semilla Food Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation incorporated in New Mexico and Texas. La Semilla Food Center’s mission is to build a healthy, self-reliant, fair, and sustainable food system in the Paso del Norte region of southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. We envision a vibrant food system that prioritizes community and environmental health.

La Semilla was established in 2010, the result of community garden, youth development, and food system education efforts in southern New Mexico. Owing to these efforts, La Semilla is the only nonprofit organization solely devoted to fostering a healthy Paso del Norte region food system. Since our inception we have taught thousands of elementary and middle school students how to grow and cook fresh food while establishing a 14 acre education and demonstration farm in Anthony, New Mexico. We are committed to building strong relationships that empower youth and families to grow and cook good food, create positive change, and foster connections between food, health, and local economies.

Board of Directors

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