Community farm, restaurant planned for South Valley property

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EPA funding is helping build an urban ecosystem in the South Valley. 

A grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will help the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps revitalize a four acre lot near McEwan Pond off Isleta. 

It’s part of a joint project with the First Choice Community Health Center to reduce food insecurity. 

Officials say part of the property will provide access to a community farm for students at Kit Carson Elementary and nearby residents. 

“What we would like to happen is that the community gains the knowledge to grow their own food,” Community Commons Coordinator Juan Lopez said. 

The completed project will also feature a farm-to-table restaurant, and a place for local farmers to sell their goods.

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