The purpose of this International District Urban Agricultural Plan is to provide resources and informed recommendations to promote and assist Bernalillo County’s and local, neighborhood efforts in supporting a range of existing and future urban agricultural activities within Albuquerque’s International District and across the County. This plan focuses on recommendations that fall within the scope and scale of achievable goals, in which Bernalillo County can support and work with a range of public, private, and community partners while cultivating implementation at a local level. The plan aims to facilitate and encourage long-term, sustainable support for various types of urban agriculture efforts, including increasing food security.

What’s Involved?

The scope of the project consists of asset mapping, a community needs assessment, plan recommendations and a summary promotional handout. The work was informed by and coordinated with concurrent efforts conducted by project partners including Bernalillo County and the International District Healthy Communities Coalition (IDHCC). Plan recommendations are closely tied to schematic designs for nine priority project sites, which were identified and selected by the project partners and the Steering Committee.

Project Steering Committee

A project steering committee has been established to develop plan goals, an overall vision for urban agriculture in the International District, and develop recommendations to ensure urban agriculture continues to flourish in the ID. Steering committee members are representatives of over a dozen organizations including:

  • Bernalillo County
  • East Central Ministries (ECM)
  • Healthy Here
  • International District Healthy Communities Coalition (IDHCC)
  • Jardin Verde
  • Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG)
  • Together for Brothers (T4B)
  • All Nations Wellness & Healing Center
  • Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP)
  • Presbyterian Health Services (PHS)
  • New Mexico Community Data Collaborative (NMCDC)
  • Albuquerque Public Schools (APS)
  • City of Albuquerque (CABQ)
  • University of New Mexico School of Arch. & Planning (UNM SAAP)