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NMSU Hotline — December 6, 2018

NMSU Extension, ICAN supporting Santa Fe County senior center community garden


EDGEWOOD – Residents of southern Santa Fe County and Torrance County may be a car ride from Albuquerque, but they live in a food desert. On the east side of the Sandia and Manzano mountains there are only four grocery stores – two in Edgewood, one in Moriarty and one in Mountainair.

With this limited selection for shopping, fresh fruits and vegetables come as a premium for residents, especially senior citizens. One way to alleviate this situation is to have a vegetable garden. To introduce the area residents to gardening, New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences is collaborating with two Santa Fe County agencies and Partnership for a Healthy Torrance Community to help revitalize a community garden at the Santa Fe County Senior Center in Edgewood.

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Students to present water research project today at NMSU

More than 100 area high school students who participated in a community-based, federally funded water project will visit New Mexico State University today as part of a presentation called “Water Conversations: Youth in Emerging Communities on the U.S.-Mexico Border.”

The students examined the complexity of water as a socio-environmental issue, drawing connections between access to water, public health and wellness, education, citizenship, infrastructure and development.

About 150 students from Canutillo High School will visit NMSU from 10 to 11 a.m. in the east ballroom on the third floor of Corbett Center Student Union. Twenty students will formally present their findings before attendees, who will include Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima, among other local leaders. The presentation is open to the public.


Chile Pepper Institute hosting holiday sale

The Chile Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University is hosting a holiday sale through Dec. 21. Most items will be discounted, and it’s the best pricing customers will get.

• All sauces $3
• Sauce combos $12
• Mugs $5
• Tumblers $10
• CPI T-shirt $9
• CPI polos $30
• Chile candles $5
• Superhot powders $10
• Frozen green chile $5
• Chile jewelry 20 percent off
•Ornamental chile plants 50 percent off

The Chile Pepper Institute is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in Gerald Thomas Hall, Room 265. For more information call 575-646-3028. Purchases helps fund student employees and the Sue and John Hard Chile Por Vida Endowed Scholarship.

Military and Veterans Programs seeks toy donations

The Military and Veterans Programs at New Mexico State University is asking for donations of toys to help support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots and its mission to help less fortunate children experience the joy of the holidays. New, unwrapped toys can be placed in the donation box outside the Military and Veterans Programs in Corbett Center Student Union, Room 244. MVP also is available to pick up donations. Toy donations will be accepted through Dec. 14. To make a donation online, visit https://toysfortots.org/donate/ or call 575-646-4524 for more information.