La Semilla Community Farm is an education and demonstration farm guided by agro-ecology and permaculture principles. The farm serves as a public gathering space using food, fun, and spirit to build community. We strive to produce the highest quality food while providing impactful youth and family programs.
At La Semilla Community Farm we strive to demonstrate sustainable farming practices appropriate for the Chihuahuan Desert environment. We engage children, youth, and families in growing food and learning about where food comes from. We are proud to involve young people in every aspect of food production, from planting to harvesting and marketing. In doing so we are building a small farm model that can inspire a new generation of farmers, healthy food advocates, and engaged community members.
Find us at the Downtown Arts and Farmers Market every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturday of the month and at the Farmers & Crafts Market of Las Cruces every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.
While many of our education programs target youth we offer a number of public workshops and trainings throughout the year for beginning farmers, families, and educators. See our Calendar of Events for upcoming workshops and trainings. We also host periodic school field trips, immersion programs, and civic groups. Please contact us for additional information about these opportunities.