Albuquerque Involved Awards Mandy’s Farm Grant

untitledMandy’s Farm is grateful to have received a grant from the local organization Albuquerque Involved, in the amount of $2200.  These funds will allow Mandy’s Farm to purchase much-needed sensory equipment for individuals with sensory-processing disorders and other sensory needs.  This is the second grant awarded to Mandy’s Farm by Albuquerque Involved.  Their initial funds allowed for the purchase of a wheelchair-accessible ramp for use in the horseback riding arena.  Thank you Albuquerque Involved!  For more information about their organization, or to become a donor to a variety of local nonprofits through participation in Albuquerque Involved, please click here.


#MakeEmBoom

walter-white-559This year, Mandy’s Farm participated in #MakeEmBoom, a city-wide event that benefitted non-profit organizations.  Thanks to your diligent voting, Mandy’s Farm was able to win #MakeEmBoom.  Mandy’s Farm is so grateful for all of those who voted for any of the worthy charitable organizations that participated.  Thank you Boomtime, for helping Mandy’s Farm boom.

What is #MakeEmBoom and How Does it Work?

Each non-profit organization has a corresponding bomb sculpture, custom-painted by a local artist.  They have been placed strategically around town, with community members voting for their favorite.  The Mandy’s Farm bomb, located outside of Pei Wei on Louisiana, was voted as the Albuquerque community’s favorite.  As the winner, Mandy’s Farm will receive one year’s worth of free marketing from Boomtime and a fundraiser to be held at Scalo’s, among other prizes.


Mandy’s Farm Solar Fair

Mandy’s Farm, in partnership with Sunport, Rechoice, MakeEmBoom, and Flying Star, will be unveiling their recently installed solar panels at a community solar fair. We will have informational tables and interactive activities base around solar energy, energy-efficiency and conservation, and vermicomposting. Guest speakers Gary Oppedahl, Mark Canon, Ruthie Robbins,  Jean Bernstein, and Julia Jones will be addressing issues of renewability and efforts to reduce our use.


PNM Reduce Your Use Grant

Reduce Your Use Grant403x403_7-17-15Mandy’s Farm is pleased to be a 2015 recipient of the PNM Reduce Your Use Grant.  Promising to reduce energy use by 10% in the year 2016, Mandy’s Farm has received funding to replace an industrial water heater and several indoor light fixtures with energy-efficient equipment.  This project also partners with the Mandy’s Farm solar partnership with ReChoice, which will also reduce energy consumption.


ReChoice Grant Sponsors Solar Project at Mandy’s Farm

Mandy’s Farm is pleased to announce that a solar panel installation has been completed at the farm property.  The installation, which was done at no cost to Mandy’s Farm, will save a projected $40,000 over the next 25 years. It was funded by Albuquerque startup SunPort and a core of its earliest customers, through the startup’s sister non-profit organization, ReChoice.  ReChoice is a 501c3 nonprofit working to make renewable energy available to everyone. Their nonprofit solar projects are funded primarily through the sale of SunJouleTM renewable energy microcredits (fractional SRECs). Learn more at www.rechoice.org.

Mandy’s Farm had considered going solar previously, but as a small, local non-profit had been unable to make the investment with its limited budget. The ReChoice grant funding and a discounted installation by Affordable Solar suddenly made the dream possible.



#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a national day of giving that is observed on the Tuesday directly following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.  #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when we express thanks through supporting our favorite non-profit organizations.

1You can participate in the Mandy’s Farm #GivingTuesday campaign by becoming a monthly-recurring donor.  Simply visit our donate page to commit to giving a monthly donation to Mandy’s Farm.  Donating as little as $10 each month makes a huge difference in the lives of those served by the enhanced programming at Mandy’s Farm.



Uptown Farmer’s Market

Mandy’s Farm will be selling fresh produce, eggs, and crafts.  Please note that the Tuesday Uptown Grower’s Market takes place right by Presbyterian Hospital on Central.