April 25, 2024 10:30 AM - April 25, 2024 2:30 PM
UNM Main Campus, Cornell Mall

The 14th Annual UNM Sustainability Expo will return on April 25, 2024! 

The Sustainability Expo is now organized and managed in its entirety by students in the SUST-364 Local Food Systems Practicum course. Students spend the spring semester exploring the environmental, social and economic benefits of local and regional food systems, with two main goals in mind:

  • To immerse themselves in Albuquerque’s local foodshed and food value chain, and
  • To develop the Sustainability Expo & Lobo Growers’ Market on UNM Main campus.

Students research the logistical aspects of planning and managing an event, while simultaneously organizing the Sustainability Expo on campus.  The class receives guidance from local farmers, value-added producers, restaurateurs, market managers, produce distributors, and sustainable agriculture advocates. In previous years, students have had the opportunity to visit the Santa Fe Winter Farmers’ Market, the Desert Oasis Teaching Garden, Silver Leaf Farms, Chispas Farm, Roots Farm Cafe, De Smet Dairy, the La Montanita Co-op Distribution Center warehouse, and to pack food club boxes for the MoGro mobile grocery at the Roadrunner Food Bank.


For more information check them out on Instagram @unmsustainabilityexpo and on their blog