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kristen lundgren rsMicro-farming workshop participants toured the Commons' garden with Kristin Lundgren, Garden & Community Education Coordinator, to learn the secrets of small-scale farming. The Commons has produced over 1,500 pounds of food on less than an acre of cultivated land.Silver City, NM: Would-be micro-farmers attended a two-day training this week to learn the secrets of turning dirt into dollars at the Commons in Silver City, NM. The training was sponsored by the National Center of Frontier Communities (NCFC), part of their effort to expand food production in the southwest corner of the state.

gcag june 15 17 rsCome meet these Featured Artists of the Grant County Art Guild this weekend at the historic Hearst Church Gallery in Pinos Altos, just up Highway 15 from Silver City.

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Glenwood, NM, June 15, 2018—Forest Supervisor, Adam Mendonca has signed a Temporary Closure Order Number 06-18-002. Native Fish Restoration Activity Closure Order for the Catwalk Recreation Area effective immediately. This closure order is for June 20 beginning at 8:00 a.m. until June 21, or until rescinded.

As part of the Gila Whitewater Trout Restoration Project, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) will be using rotenone to eradicate non-native fish from the waterways in Whitewater Canyon. The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that rotenone is highly effective for selective removal of invasive fishes and that the resulting concentrations of ingredients poses little, if any, hazards to public health. Once the rotenone has been introduced, the water will then be treated with a neutralizing agent, potassium permanganate, which prevents the treated water from being carried beyond the project area. It is Federal regulation that people cannot be near the water corridor while these treatment and neutralizing processes are in place.

Grant County Federated Republican Women will not meet on Wednesday, June 20. They have cancelled their luncheon meeting due to other commitments. GCFRW will next meet on Wednesday, July 18, at 11:30 a.m. at WNMU Cafeteria.

SILVER CITY, NM – On Saturday June 30, The Commons: Center for Food Security and Sustainability (formerly The Volunteer Center), located at 501 East 13th Street in Silver City, is hosting "An Uncommonly Good Evening." The event, which will help raise money for the center's food pantry, starts at 6 p.m. and includes beer from Little Toad Creek Brewery; tasty, chef-created hors d'oeuvres; great music; dancing; and a silent auction.

According to data from Feeding America, a nationwide non-profit that deals with food security, at least 24.9% of children in Grant county are experiencing food insecurity. The Commons' food pantry has been helping serve the needs of these, and other vulnerable county residents since 2009. "Our food pantry helps feed over 500 hungry households per month and the numbers are rising. Without the help and support of our community, we couldn't possibly keep up with it," says Kristin Lundgren, Garden and Education Coordinator at The Commons.

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