Forty-four working families in Albuquerque’s South Valley planted backyard gardens as part of CSC’s Sembrando Salud Project this summer. The families planted organic vegetables and used drip irrigation systems provided by Sembrando Salud Project Director Omar Torres Valverde. In addition to providing guidance to help design and plant each garden, Sembrando Salud has organized food preparation and nutrition field demonstrations by trained chefs and nutritionists. Each family is now eating healthier and has the capacity to feed themselves healthy vegetables throughout the summer. Sembrando Salud’s goal is to help 2500 families living in the Rio Grande Basin to plant their own backyard vegetable gardens.