Nuestras Raíces is a grassroots urban agriculture organization based in Holyoke, MA. Our mission is to create healthy environments, celebrate “agri-culture,” harness our collective energy, and to advance our vision of a just and sustainable future.
Connecting People with Land
The founding members of Nuestras Raíces were all farmers from Puerto Rico who took measures into their own hands.
We educate people and increase their knowledge to create a more fair and sustainable community.
Advocating for Food Justice
We are committed to creating change in food and agriculture policies at the local, regional, and national levels.
“By engaging entire families, developing youth, forming effective partnerships, and implementing an equitable, culturally-based school and community food system, Nuestra Comida builds healthy, respectful and sustainable communities.”
– Nuestra Comida Theory of Change
Funding support for the Nuestra Comida initiative is generously provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Community Gardens & Farm Opens
April 2, 2018: The Community Gardens & The Farm, are open. People will have the opportunity to start working on the land. In these plots of lands, people will have…Read More...
Growing Season Starts
May 1, 2018: The growing season starts! On this day, gardeners and farmers will be ready to start planting their crops. People will have the opportunity to plant every type…Read More...
Staff Appreciation Day
August 31, 2018: Our office will be closed for staff appreciation day. The day is taken to appreciate the work of Nuestras Raíces’ staff and volunteers.Read More...
Community Gardens & Farm Closes
October 31, 2018: Community gardens and farm lands will be closed by this period. This day specifies the end of the growing season. Community Garden: Multiple locations. Refer to the…Read More...
Nuestras Raices Harvest Festival
Come and join us at this big celebration of the yearRead More...
Cierre de Jardines Comunitarios y Finca
31 de octubre de 2018: los jardines comunitarios y las tierras agrícolas estarán cerradas por este período. Este día especifica el final de la temporada de crecimiento. Jardín comunitario: múltiples…Read More...
2019 Winter Bash
Nuestras Raíces Winter Bash Supporting Urban & Local Agriculture JANUARY 24, 2019 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM 329 MAIN STREET HOLYOKE, MA. 01040 $50 per person Tickets available on Eventbrite…Read More...
New Year's Day
Office will be closed for new year’s dayRead More...
Presidents’ Day / Día de los Presidentes
The office will be closed for Presidents’ Day La oficina estará cerrada para el Día de los PresidentesRead More...
The office will be closed for Memorial Day La oficina estará cerrada por Memorial DayRead More...
OUR SPONSORS & PARTNERS
Support a more equitable food system!
Donate to Nuestras Raices online to join the movement for better food access for all.