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Acequia Limpia in Chamisal

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By Juliet Garcia-Gonzales On the morning of Saturday, April 29th some of the NMAA Sembrando Semillas youth group was able to walk alongside 31 peones and mayordomo, Candido Dominguez, as they cleaned the Acequia Madre in Chamisal. The avisador had made contact with the property owners the prior week, and everyone was to meet at […]

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¡Que Vivan las Acequias! #32 – Ben Lujan Leadership and Public Policy Institute. Part 2

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Produced by Miguel Santistevan in collaboration with Cultural Energy (www.culturalenergy.org). Made possible with grants from the Panta Rhea and Christensen Foundations. In show #32 you can hear the first presentation of the 3rd Annual Ben Lujan Leadership and Public Policy Institute held at New Mexico Highlands University on May 19 & 20, 2008 by the […]

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Chamisal team cultivates the papa field!

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Augustine Gonzales learns how to use the cutter bar on the tiller while Donne Gonzales (back left) helps her mom Juliet remove the flowers from the plants. Removing the flowers from the plants is said to help the potatoes grow bigger. After a day’s work, the field looks nice! Ready for some papas? Photo by […]

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Sembrando Semillas roadtrip to Hopi & the Grand Canyon!

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From L to R: Rory Pino, Andrew and Samantha Mascareñas, and DJ Duran check out Window Rock Hopi farmer David (left) and Andrew make a personal connection and later exchange seeds… Can you believe his corn is planted 1.5 feet deep and never gets irrigated? Believe it! We learned that even though we are from […]

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Chamisal team plants papas!

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Sembrando Semillas members Toribio Garcia, Eric Casados, and Augustine Gonzales are busy burying potatoes while mentors Edward Gonzales, Crestino Gonzales, and Rudy Sanchez plant. This is the first time this field has been planted in crops, having been pasture for many years. Thanks to Toribio’s grandfather for plowing and discing the land. Toribio uses a […]

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DJ wins 3rd Place at ESE Film Festival!

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DJ Duran wins third place for his video “Cattle Driven” in the ‘Cultural Documentary’ video. DJ stands with his family at the ESE! (Espanola Showing Excellence) Film Festival. From left to right: DJ’s grandma Lucille, DJ, and DJ’s dad !!! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO !!! [ viagra australia | viagra on line order […]

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Sembrando Semillas video to be shown at film festival!

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DJ Duran, junior at West Las Vegas High School, is going for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place at the ¡ESE! (Espanola Showing Excellence!) Film Festival to be held FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2008 in the ‘Cultural Documentary‘ category. His film is entitled ‘Cattle Driven’ and features information about his cattle ranching traditions in Chacon, New Mexico. […]

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¡Que Vivan las Acequias! #27 – Sembrando Semillas Youth Hike La Jicarita Peak

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Episode 27 of ¡Que Vivan las Acequias! – produced by Miguel Santistevan of the NMAA in collaboration with Cultural Energy (www.culturalenergy.org). Made possible with a grant from the Panta Rhea Foundation. This show features interviews of Sembrando Semillas members, mentors, and chaperones from a La Jicarita backpacking trip held July 16 & 17, 2007. In […]

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¡Que Vivan las Acequias! #25

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Episode 25 of ¡Que Vivan las Acequias! – produced by Miguel Santistevan of the NMAA in collaboration with Cultural Energy (www.culturalenergy.org). This show features a Sembrando Semillas workshop held on October 20, 2007 in Chamisal, New Mexico.  In this program you can hear the Sembrando Semillas team learn how to make posole from blue corn.  […]

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Sembrando Semillas makes Posole

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On Saturday, October 20, 2007, the Sembrando Semillas team gathered in Chamisal to learn how to make posole from blue corn. This workshop was led by our mentor Maximiliano Garcia with great support from his family. The workshop was attended by Taos’ RJ Chavez, Karen Mirabal, as well as Questa’s Andrew, Samantha, Jordan, and Lauren […]

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