Española Healing Foods Oasis



The Healing Foods Oasis is part of our vision
to end all forms of violence against women, girls, and
our Mother Earth.
It’s facilitating our reconnection to the plants, water, air, and all the elements.

~Beata Tsosie-Peña
TWU Environmental Justice program coordinator


The Española Healing Foods Oasis (EHFO) project invites community members to transform a barren slope in downtown Española into an edible food garden utilizing traditional dry-land farming techniques and permaculture principles.

The garden, accessible to Española residents as well as the surrounding tri-cultural communities of the northern Río Grande Valley, will provide seasonal food, Native medicinal herbs and plants, accessible pathways, and aesthetic beauty while harvesting precious rainwater.

This multi-year project broke ground in 2016. We welcome your involvement and support!

If you’d like to volunteer to help at our community workshops and planting days, sign up for our volunteer list and we’ll send you announcements about upcoming events:


OUR WISH LIST (May 2017)

We are currently seeking donations of the following for the Española Healing Foods Oasis:

  • Rocks (crushed and/or round cobble) to create avanyu, along with delivery of rocks
  • Drip line material
  • Mulch
  • Compost
  • Native plants and seeds
  • Trees – native fruit trees, shrubs, and bushes
  • Technical support to create plant database
  • Herbalists to help compile plant knowledge and participate in talking circles
  • Artists who can help with writing names of plants for tri-lingual plant labels

If you are able to help us obtain any of the items on this list as a full donation or at a discount, or if you have the technical skills listed above and wish to volunteer your time, please contact:

  • Beata Tsosie-Peña (project coordinator), 505-927-1847,
  • Maia Duerr (sponsorship/volunteer coordinator), 505-310-3790,