Amaranth Harvest Day
With Beata Tsosie-Peña
We’ll gather with community to harvest the Española Healing Foods Oasis amaranth, and learn about the harvest process as well as various amaranth dishes and preparation methods (greens and grains cooking demos). Participants will receive a piñon tree as a gift.
Please bring gloves, a hat, and extra water. Snacks, water, coffee, and tea will be available.
Everyone is welcome!
HOW TO FIND 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!
Beata Tsosie-Peña is from Santa Clara Pueblo and El Rito, NM. She is certified as an Infant Massage Instructor, as a Developmental Specialist I-Advanced, an Educator(B.A. and A.A), a full spectrum Doula and Lactation Counselor, and in Indigenous Sustainable Design (permaculture). She is a Pueblo representative for the New Mexico Governor’s Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives serving a second term and serves on two local community boards. She was also a founding board member of Breath of My Heart Birthplace. The realities of living next to a nuclear weapons complex called her into environmental health and reproductive justice work and advocacy for over a decade. She does this work in honor of her roles as a Tewa mother, partner, aunty, seedkeeper, artist, farmer, and relative to all beings.