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Urban Agriculture

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Urban agriculture (UA), the practice of cultivating, processing, and distributing food in and around towns and cities, can take many forms and include a variety of activities. From community gardens and urban farms to food trucks selling local produce, Las Cruces has many opportunities to explore UA.

The Las Cruces Urban Agriculture and Food Policy Plan is a community initiated plan created by La Semilla Food Center, using a multi-year public outreach process with groups including Healthy Kids Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley Food Policy Council. This plan is the culmination of community visioning and outreach meetings and collaborative work by partners committed to making Las Cruces a vibrant, healthy, and happy community to in which live, work, and raise families.


The Las Cruces Urban Agriculture and Food Policy Plan
is available here:

Las Cruces Urban Agriculture and Food Policy Plan


The Las Cruces Urban Agriculture and Food Policy Plan, the first of its kind in the state of New Mexico, was approved by Las Cruces City Council on June 6, 2016.

For comments or questions, please contact planning@las-cruces.org