“Donate a Dime” Organization of the Month: Open Space Alliance


Every month, La Montañita sponsors a local community-based organization through our Donate a Dime bag credit program. By Ellen Burgess, Open Space Alliance Do you enjoy a walk in the Rio Grande bosque, or a hike…

Remember the Bees: Keep up the Fight to Ban NeoNic’s


From the Organic Consumers Association and Sierra Club, Edited by Robin Seydel Here in New Mexico February is the beginning of the growing season. Not only to we prune our fruit trees and other fruit-baring bushes,…

Family Farmer Seed Coop: Variety and Quality for Western Growing Conditions


By JR Riegel February is the time when most folks decide what they’ll be growing in the garden and it can be a tough decision with all the seed companies and varieties available. These days, there…

Albuquerque’s Urban Waters


By Michael Jensen, Middle Rio Grande Urban Waters Ambassador Water connects everything we do. We drink it, bathe in it, wash our clothes and dishes in it. We water our yards and irrigate our crops with…

Rounding Up Autism: Links to Glyphosate


Edited by Robin Seydel MIT researcher Dr. Stephanie Seneff has researched biology and technology for over three decades, publishing over 170 scholarly peer-reviewed articles. In recent years she has concentrated on the relationship between nutrition and…

Marvelous Millet


Marvelous Millet African Staple for Millennia: A Powerful Superfood By Dr. Phyllis Hubbard Why doesn’t anyone know about millet? What makes millet so special? Along with quinoa and amaranth, millet is a part of what I…

Seed Catalogs: Where Purple is the New Green


Seed Catalogs: Where Purple is the New Green By Ari Levaux Few pieces of reading material can fuel ambition like a seed catalog. They arrive in the mail during the darkest days of the year, offering…

Recipe: Can’t be Beet Vegan Devil’s Food Cake

Beet Cake

Beets not only lend a rich color to this dazzling dessert, but make it decadently delicious and healthy as well. This recipe could also make a lovely bundt cake!

What is “Eating Right?”


by Ruby Lathon, PhD We all know we should “eat right” if we want to be healthy, but unfortunately, a lot of folks don’t know what that really means. I’ve been studying the notion of “eating…

Heart-healthy Foods for National Heart Month


Heart-healthy Foods for National Heart Month By Katherine Mullé February is National Heart Month! Unfortunately for our hearts, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is…