The New Mexico Acequia Association (NMAA) offers intergenerational mentoring, farmer training, advocacy, and community organizing to grow healthy food for families and communities, honor cultural heritage, and protect the ancient waterways—acequias—of New Mexico.
NMAA projects, events, and programs connect youth and participants of all ages not only to farming and acequia knowledge and skills but also to the canciones (songs), bendiciones (prayers), cuentos (stories), and community historias (histories) that have always guided and provided strength to communities.
Returning to the North: The Limits of the Northern New Mexican Dream
Rio Grande Sun
Young people in New Mexico are returning to family lands and re-learning land-based traditions with the help of organizations like New Mexico Acequia Association.