Local students learn about migrant farm workers movement

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Local students got their hands dirty learning about local culture and history. 

Nearly 350 kids visited Sanchez Farm Open Space in the South Valley on Thursday. 

It was part of the Dolores Huerta Day of Service aimed at teaching young people about the migrant farm workers movement starting in the mid-20th century. 

The workshops and hands-on activities highlighted the importance of agriculture in New Mexico’s past and present. 

“We have to look at food security and hunger and how growing food can uplift New Mexico out of that,” organizer Stefany Olivas said. 

The volunteer presenters covered topics like organic farming, solar ovens and water use, as well as arts and poetry. 

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