Española Healing Foods Oasis
The Healing Foods Oasis is part of our visionBeata Tsosie-Peña
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.
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!
To visit the garden:
The EHFO is located behind the Española City Hall, on the slope leading down to Valdez Park. Parking is available at the Española Public Library/Lucero Center lot, or on Vietnam Veterans Memorial Road adjacent to the park. Please visit any time!
Our Wish List
- Volunteers to weed, dig, and plant (sign up below)
- Mulch (dumptruck full)
- Manure (truckload)
- Compost (truckload)
- Fertilizer sprayer
- Native grass seed
- Native wildflower seed
- Border rock, medium to small cobble stone, flagstone
- Native pollinator, herbal, nitrogen fixing, and medicinal plants
- Sign makers
- If you have the technical skills that you’d like to donate to the project, please contact: Beata Tsosie-Peña (project coordinator), 505-927-1847, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’d like to volunteer to help at our community workshops and planting days, sign up on the form below.