La Semilla Food Center
Established in 2010, La Semilla Food Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Anthony, NM. Our mission is to foster a healthy, self-reliant, fair, and sustainable food system in the Paso del Norte region of southern New Mexico and El Paso, TX. We are committed to building strong relationships and creating empowering spaces for youth and families to grow and cook good food, create positive change, and foster connections among food, health, and local economies. We do this through six vibrant, community-centered, and land-based programs: Community Farm, Farm Fresh, Edible Education, Community Education, Policy, and Storytelling. Vist our website ( to learn more about our work, and please consider joining our mailing list at the bottom of our site!

Causes: Education, Hunger, Social Justice

La Semilla Food Center was established in 2010 as a result of community gardens, youth programs, and a commitment to transforming the 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. As an organization, La Semilla is grounded in a root-cause approach in creating and supporting a more equitable and sustainable food system in the Paso del Norte region. Our values include: justice, equity, power analysis, and the respectful stewardship of land. We prioritize centering the experiences and expertise of those most affected by harmful structures and practices within the food system. We work with—and learn from—our neighbors, elders, and youth in order to increase educational and entrepreneurial opportunities, food access, food sovereignty, and resources for our border communities. As a land-based organization, we also honor our desert ecosystem and work to challenge extractive systems that contribute to the continued degradation of our environment. We believe in the power of our relations and work with other organizations and food justice advocates in transforming our food systems beyond our region.

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